On 28 May Education Ministers adopted a Resolution recognising the importance of guidance activities in the context of lifelong learning. This is the first time that the policy issue of guidance has been addressed at Ministerial level in the EU Council of Ministers, and represents a significant achievement for the Irish Presidency.
Guidance has a key role to play in promoting access to information, lifelong learning and employment, as well as enhancing social inclusion and promoting personal decision-making and career management skills", the Irish Minister said.
The Resolution will greatly assist in the development of guidance policies and practices at national levels. These, in turn, will assist in the achievement of the economic and social goals set out in the Lisbon Strategy for the European Union. The text is available in Greek, Finnish, Italian, Swedish, Spanish and German in the EU Policy Context section.