Guidance plays a significant role in EU policies for education, training and employment. The provision of lifelong guidance is recognised as a prerequisite to make lifelong learning a reality for European citizens. In 1992 the European Commission took the initiative to form a European Network of national resource and information centres for guidance, Euroguidance. It promotes mobility, helping guidance counsellors and individuals to better understand the opportunities available to European citizens throughout Europe.
To achieve the purpose of universally available quality guidance services across Europe, the Council of the European Union has also adopted, in 2008, a Resolution on improving the role of lifelong guidance in lifelong learning strategies. The Resolution acknowledges the centrality of guidance for education and training policies as well as its leading role in supporting employment growth and successful careers for individuals.
However, the LLLPlatform believes that much more efforts should be made to push for the implementation of comprehensive guidance systems in the Member States.