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Lifelong guidance policies in France and in Europe : where reforms are heading ?


  • Isabelle Borras

    () (LEPII - Laboratoire d'Économie de la Production et de l'Intégration Internationale - UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France - Grenoble 2 - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Berthet Thierry

    () (SPIRIT - Science Politique Relations Internationales Territoire - Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux 4 - Institut d'Études Politiques [IEP] - Bordeaux - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Étienne Campens

    (CER - Centre d'études et de recherches - Groupe Ecole supérieure de Commerce de Clermont)

  • Claudine Romani

    (CEREQ - Centre d'études et de recherches sur les qualifications - ministère de l'Emploi, cohésion sociale et logement - M.E.N.E.S.R. - Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche)


The transformations occurring in work and employment at the present time are raising new expectations with respect to guidance policies. Public action concerning guidance is challenged by the growing complexity of educational and professional pathways and increasing career mobility. To deal with these new expectations with concerning guidance, its steering system needs to be reformed. The aim of this survey is to describe the reforms underway in France. French specificities will also be revealed by comparison with examples from other countries based on a literature review.

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  • Isabelle Borras & Berthet Thierry & Étienne Campens & Claudine Romani, 2009. "Lifelong guidance policies in France and in Europe : where reforms are heading ?," Post-Print halshs-00451491, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00451491
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    orientation scolaire; réforme; parcours professionnel; demande d'emploi; chômage; orientation; mobilité professionnelle; guidance policie; career mobility; France; Europe;

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