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 guidance@education.gov.ie

Euroguidance Peer Review

Beginning in  2020, the Euroguidance Centres in Estonia, France and Ireland, all members of the Euroguidance (EG) Network, decided to adopt a peer learning process using a ‘critical friend’ approach to assess current practices. The aim was to build on past achievements while also providing insights that might guide future activities and support new areas of growth.

This exercise was intended as a mechanism to mutually evaluate the quality of the services provided by the three centres within the Network and to reflect on the impact of their activities.

Recommendations from the ‘Network-level Review of Euroguidance Evaluation and Impact Measures’ were also considered in the process, in particular the recommendation to “focus future peer learning, collaboration and exchange efforts for Network staff on evaluation and impact measurement and on the development and use of associated tools, mechanisms and approaches”.

The peer review process took place in a professional context of reflection, exchange of practices and mutual learning.

This report outlines the Peer Review Team and Country Reflections on the overall outcomes and the processes involved. Also included within this report are the final Peer Review Executive Summary reports for each of the three countries.

Peer Review - Team Reflection