In France as in other European countries, the concept of support is playing an increasingly important role in employment and insertion policies. Nevertheless, it is still a new notion, with no generally agreed definition of what constitutes support, which is currently used to refer to a wide range of concepts and practices.
The Conseil d’orientation pour l’emploi (Employment Advisory Council, COE) has sought to analyse in greater detail the need for support and the available offer and to identify key issues for workers, institutions and public policy. This analysis has been based on a review of professional practices and the available literature evaluating their success.
The report identifies ten priorities that can be used as guidelines to ensure support in job seeking and career management is both relevant and high quality.