How governments can support citizens to build fulfilling careers was the focus of the ninth International Symposium for Career Development and Public Policy in Tromsø, Norway on 17th-20th June 2019. During the Symposium representatives from 33 countries and from UNESCO, the OECD, European Commission, European Training Foundation and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, dialogued and identified a range of effective policies and practices. These discussions are summarised in this Communiqué.