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Lifelong guidance policy and practice in the EU

The University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research and the University of Jyväskylä’s Finnish Institute for Educational Research have been commissioned by the European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion to undertake a study on lifelong guidance policy and practice in the EU. It is focusing on trends, challenges and future opportunities.

The scope of the study is to:

  • gather, analyse and synthesise evidence on lifelong guidance policy and activities in the EU focusing on systems and structures; examine recent advancements in lifelong guidance practices;
  • identify elements of effective and relevant lifelong guidance; and explore the future of lifelong guidance highlighting areas for further development, cooperation and coordination.

The study will draw out interesting, innovative and future oriented policy and practices focusing on lifelong guidance policy and practices aimed at adults, both employed and unemployed. The study will have a forward-looking aspect and provide proposals for future development and actors who could be involved in creating a new ecosystem for lifelong guidance across sectors.

Project Team:

Sally-Anne Barnes (Principal Investigator)

Jenny Bimrose

Alan Brown

Jaana Kettunen FIER, University of Jyväskyla

Raimo Vuorinen FIER, University of Jyväskyla

Project Duration:

December 2018 - December 2019

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