Developing National Career and Workforce Development Systems and Policies with Structured International Co-operation : Structures, Processes and Activities of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network
Vuorinen, R. (2017). Developing National Career and Workforce Development Systems and Policies with Structured International Co-operation : Structures, Processes and Activities of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network. In V. S. H. Solberg, & S. R. Ali (Eds.), The Handbook of Career and Workforce Development : Research, Practice, and Policy (pp. 76-94). Routledge.
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This chapter describes the work undertaken by European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, ELGPN during 2007-15, including the progress of lifelong guidance policy adaptation and implementation processes of the member countries at national, regional and local levels. In an evaluation of ELGPN’s work, members report that participation in the Network enriched their awareness of possible responses to common challenges and given them fresh perspectives and new insights into their national provision. A key strength of the Network was the strong ownership of its activities expressed by the national delegations. ELGPN member countries stress the importance of continuing structured European co-operation between the EU member-states, the Commission and the European authorities responsible for educational, employment and social policies.