The publication examines how national policies and practices in the field of career guidance and counselling in the EU Member States can support students at risk and early leavers from education and training. Identifies common patterns and existing information gaps and outlines future prospects.

The main topic of the publication is minimizing the risk associated with insufficient information or unrealistic expectations of people in the education process. Points out that career counselling can support learners in making informed decisions based on their interests, talents and future career aspirations and help prevent school drop-outs and early school leaving. For those who left education and training early, career counselling can help them return to secondary school.

Publication is avalible at Cedefop site.