Successfull end-of-project with GOAL closing conference

The GOAL closing Conference 'Guidance and Counselling for low educated adults: from practice to policy' took place in the Egmont Palace, Brussels on 17 and 18 January 2018.

Read the full narrative report of the conference, including summaries and slides of the guest presentations, key findings from the GOAL evaluation and reports from the parallel sessions.

2018 01 17 GOAL 50 1On the 17th of January the GOAL project team welcomed about 90 participants from all over Europe for its 2-day closing Conference. This conference presented the cross-country findings of the GOAL project. Policy makers and practitioners across Europe discovered the lessons learnt from the GOAL project and discussed the policy recommendations that emerged from the experimentation.

During the event international key note speakers provided a useful framework based on reasearch and policy to strenghten the messages of the GOAL project, such as Dirk Van Damme (OECD), Dana Bachmann (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the EC), Ellen Boeren from the University of Edinburgh, Raimo Vuorinen (Lifelong Guidance Research team, Finnish Institute for Educational Research and former coordinator of the ELGPN-network) and John Holford (University of Nottingham and coordinator of the Horizon 2020 research project, ENLIVEN).

JD Carpentieri of the Institute of Education (University College London) presented the GOAL evaluation results. All results are presented on the new disseminiation website

After the presentation of the evaluation results, participants got the chance to break out in smaller sessions and listen to concrete experiences from the GOAL partners. On the second day the GOAL results were discussed in a panel with researchers, policy experts and practitioners.

The conference concluded with a video message from Marianne Thyssen, European Commissionerfor Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility.

(Credits: European Commission)

Click here to view the speaker presentation slides or take another look at the full conference programme here.

Pictures of the event can be viewed in our photo album