The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE), host of Euroguidance Ireland, will cease to operate from 1st September 2022. The NCGE and its Management Committee, Léargas, the Department of Education, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Solas and ETBI have been carrying out significant work since earlier this year to prepare for the reorganisation of guidance support. A Transitions Working Group and additional sub-groups have been meeting regularly to co-ordinate the reorganisation.

For further information relating to ongoing and future support in place, click HERE

In relation to Euroguidance, Léargas (former host organisation of NCGE) is not in a position to host the Euroguidance centre and will terminate the contract from 31/8/22 in line with the closure and cessation of operations of the NCGE. The Department of Education remains deeply committed to the Euroguidance programme and are in consultation with the European Commission on the designation process to find a new host for the Euroguidance centre. In the meantime, if you have any queries in relation to Euroguidance, please contact

About Us

The Euroguidance Network is a network of national resource and information centres for guidance.
It is a co-operation of centres throughout European countries which link together the Careers Guidance systems in Europe. The main target group of Euroguidance is guidance practitioners and policy makers from both the educational and employment sectors in EU and EEA member states and in candidate countries.

The Euroguidance Centre in Ireland is hosted by the Irish National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE)

The work of the Network is part funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and in Ireland by the Department of Education.

For a video about the Network click HERE

What are the objectives of the Network?

  • To support the development of the European dimension of lifelong guidance

  • To support competence development of guidance practitioners and raise their awareness on the value of international mobility

  • To provide information and communication on the European dimension of guidance

How does the NETWORK do this?

  • Representation of guidance at EU level meetings, conferences and events
  • Biannual Network Meetings
  • Ongoing collaboration with guidance related European stakeholders
  • Provision of programmes for practitioner competence development
  • The coordination of the ‘Academia’ practitioner exchange programme
  • Information sharing through and regular publications such as the Euroguidance Network Nesletter, Insight Magazine and yearly Highlights.



  • Through regular collaboration with national stakeholders (e.g. Léargas, QQI, Europass, Eurodesk, PPLI etc.)

  • By disseminating information in Ireland on international mobility opportunities

  • By developing resources to encourage education mobility, for example the Euro-Quest school programme

  • By developing CPD opportunities for Guidance Counsellors, for example Guidance Counselling for Mobility

  • By representing Ireland at meetings with the EU Commission and DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion as part of the Erasmus + Programme, 2014-2020.

  • By representing Ireland at European and International guidance relayed conferences and events, for example 'Learning by Leaving', IAEVG, ICCDPP

  • Through membership of Careers NetCedefop's network for lifelong guidance and career development

  • Through attendance at Euroguidance Network meetings and activice partifcipation in Network level 'Task Groups'

  • Through dissemination of information on,  in our monthly newsletter and contribution to relevant national publications

  • Via contributions to NCGE's Guidance Matters and the Euroguidance Network's Insight and Highlights publications

  • By coordinating Study Visits to the Centre and through our participation in the ‘Academia’ Programme

  • Through the co-ordination of guidance provision in European Schools

  • By assisting guidance counsellors in locating suitable partners for European projects