A total of 18 guidelines were prepared for policies and system development. These are categorised under four thematic areas:
- Transversal Policy Guidelines
- Education and Training Policy Guidelines
- Employment and Third Age Policy Guidelines
- Social Inclusion Policy Guidelines
There is specific guideline available on Lifelong Guidance for VET Students and Participants (guidance number 11) and Lifelong Guidance for Young People at Risk (guidance number 17).
Each guideline has four parts: definition, rationale, elements of good policies and systems, resources for policy makers.