Lifelong guidance service provision and improvement strategies draw together the three dimensions of face-to-face, contact centres and distant approaches Internet, telephone, email). Career guidance is ‘an essential component of modern education and training systems to (re-)orientate younger and older generations towards the acquisition of 21 st century skills’. Government is recognised as having an important role not only as a provider but also in stimulating the wider market in guidance and ensuring that it is quality assured. Every country is unique in their infrastructures and cultures for careers resources and service delivery. The programme for developing a lifelong guidance system in Hungary is part of the Social Renewal Operational Programme (SROP -2.2.2-12/1). The overall objective is to
further develop career guidance and information tools an to make these available for all parties concerned and, as a result, increase the labour market efficiency of the working age population.