"We need broad educational and career guidance to improve the performance of our education system and encourage lifelong learning effectively. Good guidance is key to social justice and economic prosperity and secures employment on a long-term basis. In today's globalised world, individual careers are often no longer limited to one country. Careers advice must therefore increasingly include international aspects.
It is a great pleasure for me to be the patron of this conference, which enables national and international experts to exchange views about this important topic."