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NATIONAL FORUM ON GUIDANCE 2017

The first meeting of the National Forum on Guidance 2017 was held on Wednesday 5th April 2017 in The Clock Tower, Department of Education and Skills. The theme was 'Data gathering in Guidance and for Guidance'. Attendees included representatives from IGC, AONTAS, AEGAI, TUI, DES, National Youth Council, Youthreach, DSP, NAPD, SOLAS, AHEAD, ACCS, Ballymun Job centre, Local Employment Support Network, NEPS, TCD, DCU, UL, Careers Portal and QQI .

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NATIONAL FORUM ON GUIDANCE 2016

The second meeting of the National Forum on Guidance 2016 was held on Wednesday 19th October 2016 in The Clock Tower, Department of Education and Skills. The theme was Networking and Representation in Guidance. Attendees included representatives from AHECS, IGC, AEGAI, PLC guidance provision, DSP, DES, Job Centres, LES, Intreo, NEPS, AHEAD, Careersportal, Youth Information Service, QQI, ETBI, Léargas, Youthreach, AONTAS and NAPD.

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The first meeting of the National Forum on Guidance 2016 was held on Wednesday 25th of May 2016, The Clock Tower, Department of Education and Skills. With recent developments in the programme for government, the National Skills Strategy 2025 and Call for Consultation process on the Statement of Strategy 2016-2018, NCGE felt it was timely for members of the National Forum on Guidance to look at the Opportunities for Guidance in the Skills Agenda. Forum members appeared to agree with a strong attendance from all invited organisations at this meeting. Representatives from Eurodesk, EPALE, Get Youth into IT (GYIT) and Euroguidance attended the meeting to meet with Forum members and provide updates on their projects.

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NATIONAL FORUM ON GUIDANCE 2015

The DES and NCGE Management of Guidance Committee have approved the continuation of the National Forum on Guidance for 2015.

The National Forum on Guidance facilitates communication and co-operation between those involved in the provision of guidance and the development and support of guidance practitioners and services. Organisations providing guidance in both the education and the public employment sector are invited to send representatives.


The second meeting of 2015 was held on Thursday, 3rd December in The Clock Tower, Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1. The new ELPGN publications, which include guidelines on policies and quality assurance in guidance, were launched at the event. Please click on the link to see the presentations and agenda.


The first meeting of 2015 was held on Friday, 8th May in The Clock Tower, DES, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1. Please see click on the link to see the presentations.

The focus of this meeting continued the theme of Lifelong Guidance – Building the Evidence Base, with specific emphasis on the Voice of the User/Citizen. NCGE was delighted to welcome speakers from “Young Voices” – a  group facilitated by DCYA and NYCI who provided us with the “Voice of the User”.



NATIONAL FORUM ON GUIDANCE 2013/2014

The DES and NCGE Management of Guidance Committee approved the continuation of the National Forum on Guidance for these two years, to coincide with our membership of the ELGPN.

NCGE as designated representative for Ireland continued with full ELGPN membership and became members of the Steering Group for the 2013/14 Work Programme.
As Ireland hosted the EU Presidency for January to June 2013, NCGE became Chair of the Steering Group for these six months.
Following the final meeting of the National Forum on Guidance 2011/12, held on the 16th of October 2012 and based on the evaluation and comments from members at the meeting, NCGE proposed to the Department that the Forum would continue in the following format:

  • Four meetings – two in 2013 and two in 2014
  • Organisations were invited to participate in wider discussions at the forum meeting
  • A nominated representative and sub from each organisation was invited to form the subgroup to ensure structured planning and appropriate representation from all concerned.

NCGE invited members of the Forum to participate in a programme to test the ELGPN Lifelong Guidance Policy Development: A European Resource Kit.


The First Meeting of the National Forum on Guidance 2013/14  was held on Friday 1st March, 2013 at the National Conference on Guidance where Minister Ruairí Quinn formally launched the testing of the European Resource Kit.


The Second Meeting of the National Forum on Guidance 2013/14 took place on Wednesday 16th October, 2013. For more information and to download presentations click here.


The Third Meeting of the National Forum on Guidance 2013/14 took place on Wednesday 30th April, 2014. Presentations and further information are available here.


The Fourth Meeting of the National Forum on Guidance 2013/14 took place on Thursday, 13th November 2014 in the Clock Tower in the Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street. Presentations and further information are available here: http://www.ncge.ie/news-article/4th-meeting-of-the-national-forum-on-guidance


Read More about the work of the National Forum on Guidance 2011/12 and evaluation and comments from the three meetings held in Oct 2011, April 2012 and Oct 2012