WelcomeProject GOAL is one of the projects under the Erasmus+ programme Key Action 3, prospective initiatives, European Policy Experimentation. GOAL stands for Guidance and Orientation for Adult Learners and aims to set up educational guidance services for low educated adults in 6 countries across Europe: Belgium (Flanders), Czech Republic, Iceland, the Netherlands, Lithuania and Slovenia. These educational guidance services will be organised as a policy experiment in which evaluation of the process and the outcomes will play a crucial role. The project is coordinated by the Department of Education and Training, Flanders.
News and Updates
Needs Analysis Report
In the first year of the project we carried out a needs analysis in all 6 countries. This needs analysis had a two-folded purpose. It was the basis for further development of the different programme interventions as part of the field trials. Secondly, the knowledge of the needs analysis will be used to evaluate how existing conditions influence the relationships among field trials and their outcomes.
You can download the pdf’s here:
Where are we?
All partners have started their field trials as part of the policy experimentation.
In April-May 2016 all partner countries carried out the first wave of the process evaluation. This evaluation was based on quantitative data collected from the clients in guidance sessions and qualitative data through interviews and group discussions with policy makers, counsellors, clients and stakeholders.
The national reports are finalized and will be consolidated by the Institute of Education. based on qualitative and quantities data collected by common evaluation tools developed and provided by the Institute of Education. The first final cross-country comparative report will be published in November 2016.
Meanwhile the field trials are continuing and will being adapted based on the outcomes of the first wave evaluation. They will be evaluated again in spring 2017.