Focus: career guidance and career development
The strong interlinkages between career development support, lifelong learning and the requirement of all countries to ensure quality education, economic, and social outcomes highlight the relevance of career development support and its need for prioritisation on the national policy agenda.
Labour markets are changing rapidly in response to the digital and green transitions, demographic and environment changes, and crises such as the health pandemic, war, and food and energy shortages. Lifelong career guidance and counselling, career education, and career development support for workers in formal and informal contexts are integral components of policies aiming at economic growth, social equity, and innovation. Career guidance is a key priority of the European Union, in its member states and external policy aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.