Offering quality guidance services to all citizens at any point in their lives is an important challenge for regions.

All regions participating in the strategic partnership BRIDGE have established guidance systems that support the access of citizens to training and further education. 

However, these guidance services don´t reach all target groups to the same extent. Above all, only a very small number of low-skilled people use lifelong guidance in BRIDGE regions and the participation of low-skilled adults in up-skilling training activities is significantly low.

Regional actors are, thus, looking for possibilities to improve the access of low-skilled adults to guidance and to develop the quality of guidance services with a view to lower-skilled target groups. 

The projects focuses on special guidance needs of low-skilled adults, especially of those who are in employment but at risk of being excluded from the job-market because of missing qualifications. Companies employing low-skilled adults are involved.

The project partners will analyse the access to and quality of guidance services for low-skilled adults from different perspectives and with different methods and activities in:

  • Baden-Württemberg/Germany
  • Brittany/France
  • Jämtland/Sweden

In a second step, they aim at at the adoption, testing and transfer of best practice tools and processes in the field of guidance from one region to the others.

Longer term benefits 

  1. to strengthen guidance networks, cooperation between organisations and measures to support low-skilled target groups through European mutual learning;
  2. to innovate the access of low-skilled adults to lifelong guidance in participating regions and beyond;
  3. to improve the quality of guidance with a view to the needs of low-skilled adults by supporting professionals in guidance services;
  4. consequently, to increase the participation of low-skilled adults in up-skilling activities.