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1.1         Euroguidance

                         Network Meetings

                         The network meetings are important events to  cation, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
                         discuss and agree upon issues that are relevant for  (EACEA). On the one hand, this interaction serves
                         the whole Euroguidance network. Special atten-  the purpose of the Commission giving updates on
                         tion is given to the strategy, visibility and impact  the latest policy and strategy level developments,
                         of the network activities at these meetings. The  and on the other hand, it helps to better link the
                         continuous sharing of experience and expertise  concrete Euroguidance activities  towards sup-
                         supports mutual learning across the Euroguidance  porting EU policy and strategy goals in the fields
                         Centres. Frequently, these meetings are used to  of lifelong learning, career guidance, employment
                         prepare joint initiatives and exchange ideas based  and international mobility. From the EACEA, use-
                         on the work carried out by the four Euroguidance  ful instructions for drafting annual work plans and
                         working groups (see 1.2.).               reports are given as well as analytical feedback
                                                                  on the network level achievements.
                         These network meetings are also a valuable
                         forum for the  national Euroguidance experts  to  In  2016,  the  Euroguidance network meetings
                         have a dialogue with the representatives of the  were  held  in  Prague,  the  Czech  Republic  and
                         European Commission (DG EMPL) and the Edu-  in Bratislava, the Slovak Republic. At the first
                                                                  meeting the focus was on trying to understand
                                                                  how the impact of the Euroguidance operations
                                                                  could be measured and what kind of indicators
                                                                  should be used. Some impact assessment models
                                                                  were tested and proposals were made for how
                                                                  they  should be  modified  to meet  the needs  of
                                                                  the  Euroguidance  network.  The  main  emphasis
                                                                  of the second meeting was on critically debating
                                                                  the roles of guidance and the mandate of the Eu-
                                                                  roguidance network within the Europass Decision.
                                                                  Emphasis was also on agreeing on well-targeted
                                                                  lobbying towards national authorities about
                                                                  positioning guidance and the network in a more
                                                                  transparent and explicit way in the Decision.

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