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Labour market information to support lifelong guidance

Experts from across the European Union met at Cedefop on 16 May to discuss how labour market information (LMI) can support career guidance.

During the workshop, participants discussed the fundamental role of lifelong guidance in enabling citizens to use LMI to make better learning and career decisions.

They analysed how LMI could be integrated into guidance systems and discussed challenges, such as the pressure this puts on practitioners’ skills and work methods.

Participants also explored the opportunities arising from the development of new technologies, such as mobile applications and their impact on careers services.

The workshop closed with a session on designing and implementing resources and tools for careers service practitioners and managers.

The outcomes of the workshop will feed into Cedefop’s work to support European careers services, LMI, information and communication technology (ICT), and capacity development.