Evidence of effectiveness
The main outcomes achieved are the regional networks between educational institutions and their personnel. The networks provide information, guidance and counselling. One of the main outcomes of the project is the created networking model. The beneficiaries can be found at two levels: (1) personnel working in information, guidance and counselling services get new tools and resources for their work; (2) the final beneficiaries are students or people searching for learning possibilities, and who get improved services for that purpose. According to the evaluation report, both these groups have benefited from the project. Completely unexpected costs were not reported. The challenge is that after the project ended in 2014, the model was intended to keep running by educational institutions that participated to the model. Due to budget cuts, there have been problems to find funding for the information, guidance and counselling services. That has lead to some problems - when new employees enter the organisation they don´t know the network and there are no available resources for keeping up the connections with the whole network.
Engagement of stakeholders
After the project phase, there is no guarantee that the engagement will last. Some of the actors have made contracts to continue the cooperation, but there is still a risk that the service model will not endure.