Coordination of policies and the use of resources at national, regional and local levels is a necessary condition for the development of lifelong guidance systems. Countries in Europe are developing many different types of mechanisms to improve such coordination and at different levels. Networks both formal and informal have high potential for solving structural problems. They also play an important role in policy and practice learning. At the end of 2007, a European Lifelong Guidance Network (ELGPN) was established for policy learning purposes.
This publication based on the experience of European level education networks has many lessons in it for policy makers and managers in the field of lifelong guidance at national, regional and local levels. It addresses the following themes:
- Network theory
- European networks in education
- Establishing and setting up a network
- Managing a network
- Evaluating a network
- Making a network sustainable