Early school leaving (ESL) is a growing severe problem in Europe which has long-term effects both on economic growth, the societal developments and on the individuals. The future of Europe depends on young people's success both in the working life and in the society. Drop-out is a major obstacle in both respects. The problem is complex and cannot be solved by education providers only. There is a need for effective cross-sectoral cooperation with different stakeholders.
There is a lack of permanent networks and methodology for cross-sectoral cooperation to tackle early school leaving. Combating ESL demands a deep insight of the whole cause and effect process, which is also essential to develop comprehensive policies focusing on the entire chain (prevention, intervention and compensation) in order to achieve sustainable results. The complexity of the problem requires strategies which should focus on the whole chain of phenomena. A broad partnership from different countries and cultures will therefore study the whole chain. The project will highlight the need of regional strategies based on a broad partnership for cross-sectoral collaboration in each region and even to develop a common methodology for collaboration to be implemented in the regions.
With the participation of five regional authorities in the project, the developed methods, and proposed strategies as well as the policy recommendations will be anchored and rooted on the regional level during the project implementation.
Output 3 - Joint methodology to detect early school leavers and to identify their needs for re-motivation and re-engagement
Output 4 - Joint methods and solutions for compensation measures to re-enter early school leavers into education
Output 5 - Toolbox of the developed joint methodologies for prevention, intervention and compensation measures from the participating regions
Output 6 - Policy recommendation for combating school dropout
The project os co-financed by the European Commission's programme Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships.
Committee 3 "Culture, Education, Youth and International Cooperation"