EARS: Educational Agreement as a Response to School-dropout
The Project is intended to be an anti-school dropout programme with a high social inclusive attitude. The project will be implemented not only by improving the experience of the participating partners outreaching TG groups living in rural and remote areas and facing socio-economic difficulties but furtherly supporting the outreach to people with fewer opportunities, including people with disabilities, people with a migrant background, or any other potential source of discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. Social inclusive access to the results of the programme will be pursued in R1 by the co-design and contextual adaptation of an anti-dropout protocol endeavouring towards the required criteria by analysing and tailoring the strategy and delivery of the dissemination with attentiveness to include diverse TG groups in the outreach process.
9 partners from 6 European countries (Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Greece, Poland) propose a complex multi-layered intervention, in the framework of a project having the following general objective. The complementary expertise of the consortium members will be of great use in ensuring a full package of work in Educational Agreement as a Response to Anti-dropout.
Overall objective of the project EARS is to produce a set of procedures that can be actionable at the single school level. A structured interaction with the full range of actors usually involved in school-dispersion issues, in each specific administrative context (i.e. the local health authorities, local councils, social cooperatives and volunteer associations, labour-market operators, mutual assistance entities, community police, NGOs, etc. according to the context) and throughout each partner’s territory will allow us to develop deeply integrated procedures to support the young people with significant school-dispersion risks, also considering those associated with the pandemic.
- Co-design of a common action protocol between the partnering entities, summarizing and improving the single regional practices already in place. This “enhanced” best practice exchange will produce a set of spaces, initiatives and activities through which to offer first and second level guidance and information services to all piloting school users, as well as counselling and psycho-pedagogical support services empowered by the
support of a digital profiling tool to inform, raise awareness and contrast drop-outs and potential drop-outs.
- Improve the effectiveness of the digital profiling tools to inform about life and career possibilities within and outside the territory. Building and validation of a fully working prototype of the profiling tool will be subsequent to a full year of project’s piloting, with a long observation phase by the partner in charge of the digital work, in order to build a tool that actually matches the needs of the target groups.
- Training on the procedures, tools and competences needed by teachers and administrative staff to closely follow up on high risk students, leaning on the three pillars of the programme:
- – Learn the Future.
- – Local and EU Labour-Market
- – Family Involvement. Materialization of stimulating workplace environments as well as widespread interventions, in the form of seminars / workshops.
- To advocate the results in dialogue with major sectoral stakeholders, promoting it at a European level, synergically with the new standardization tools developed by CEDEFOP.
EARS ⇒ is an ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME, approved by the European Commission under grant agreement number: 2021-1-IT02-KA220-SCH-000032619. This project has been funded from the European commission.