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This study analyses the role of labour market information (LMI) in career guidance and career education, including the main challenges.

It examines relevant national cases and highlights the fundamental role of guidance in enabling citizens to use LMI successfully to make decisions about learning and their careers. Important policy messages are extracted, dealing with stakeholder cooperation, quality of LMI, appropriate use of LMI in schools and employment services, new technologies and the skills of practitioners and teaching staff.

The practitioner LMI toolkits presented in the study were discussed at Cedefop’s ‘LMI for lifelong guidance’ workshop on 16 May 2016. Read the meeting’s conclusions on how to develop and take these blueprints further to serve Member States’ interests better.



Labour market information and guidance

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Labour market information and guidance

EN 5.17 MB

Executive summary

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Case study Austria

EN 733.95 KB

Case study Belgium

EN 770.83 KB

Case study Canada

EN 447.29 KB

Case study Croatia

EN 579.01 KB

Case study Czech Republic

EN 873.15 KB

Case study Denmark

EN 978.58 KB

Case study England

EN 967.51 KB

Case study Estonia


Case study Finland

EN 700.77 KB

Case study Germany

EN 608.74 KB

Case study Greece

EN 1.04 MB

Case study Netherlands

EN 678 KB

Conclusions workshop LMI in guidance final

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