Reform of Educational Systems: European Policies for Lifelong Guidance to Fight Early School Leaving and Unemployment

Briefing 16-02-2015

This briefing prepared by Policy Department A for the Employment and Social Affairs Committe provides an overview of career guidance / lifelong guidance in European policies. After a summary of dedicated concepts and evidence from research, it analyses guidance related aspects in key policy documents of the Council and the European Parliament. The paper describes European lifelong guidance policies and structured European cooperation including findings from a recent survey.