Pre-registration deadline: Sept. 30, 2018

Tackling Early School Leaving (ESL)

Early school leaving (ESL) is one of the major challenges in education policy within the European Union. ESL is not only an obstacle to general economic growth and employment but also it also one of the reasons of poverty and social exclusion. Young dropouts are much likely to lack skills and qualifications, which leads to difficulties in entering and staying in labour market – working in low-skilled and often unstable jobs. A lot of new policies has been adopted by EU to reduce ESL. One of EUROPE 2020 targets is that by 2020, the share of early leavers from education and training (aged 18-24) should be less than 10. The training course will focus on early school leaving (ESL) reasons and consequences, existing strategies, policies and measures to combat ESL as well as support teachers and student learning. During the training emphasis will also be given to involvement of all stakeholders – pupils, school, teachers, parents and local communities in order to create systemic whole school approach. ..

Note: This course is also available for groups of minimum 6 participants, for a tailor-made training at the agreed date.

Who can apply?

Erasmus+ is open to a wide range of organisations across all sectors of education and training. Any public, private or non-profit organisation actively involved in these areas is able to apply for funding through the programme. This includes:

  • Higher Education staff
  • Vocational Education staff
  • School staff
  • Adult Education staff

Only organisations are able to apply for education and training funding under Erasmus+. Training opportunities for individuals still exist under Key Action 1, but individuals themselves are not eligible to apply.