- Access to vocational guidance for people at risk of social exclusion
is a Leonardo Survey and Analysis project which had partners from Finland,
Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom, with the addition of observers from
the Czech Republic. The project was conceived with quite a depth of detail
and all partners did essentially the same research for each country. The
partnership looked at social exclusion and made case studies of
guidance services which were notable for their efforts to enhance access.
There was scope for negotiation on methodology and of necessity on content.
For example, there was little on lifelong learning for the Italian Partner
to contribute, and few conventional guidance services in Ireland. This
diversity led to a richness.
in this project added value through:
of the differences and commonalities between different European states;
of European concepts and a shared ethos concerning people at risk of marginalisation;
transfer and dissemination of ideas and initiatives. (Clayton, 2001,
pp. 1, 5)