Tackling Early School Leaving (ESL)


 Reducing early school leaving to less than 10% across EU Member States by 2020 is one of the EU’s priorities in the field of education. Early school leaving is linked to unemployment, social exclusion, poverty and poor health. There are many reasons why some young people give up education and training prematurely: personal or family problems, learning difficulties, or a fragile socio-economic situation. The way the education system is set up, school climate and teacher-pupil relations are also important factors.

Training course will focus on reasons and consequences of early school leaving and strategies, policies and measures to combat early school leaving. It will focus on role of teachers and other administrative staff at schools to prevent early school leaving.


Target Audience

School education Teachers

Standard Program


  • Introduction and ice-breaking
  • Needs analysis of participants
  • Why is early school leaving a problem?
  • Early school leaving and inclusion of students


Tuesday –

  • EU Strategies and Policies
  • Detection, Prevention, and compensation measures
  • ICT usage as a way to prevention
  • Sharing best practices and pedagogical approaches


Wednesday –

  • Early identification of the children who are at risk groups
  • Motivating and engaging students
  • Role of Career counselling guidance for prevention
  • Second chance for early school leavers


Thursday –

  • Whole school approach (Role of school administration)
  • Cooperation with partners to prevent early school leaving Involving local community
  • Role of other students
  • Case studies


Friday –

  • Case Studies
  • Summary and course evaluation
  • Feedback & certificates
  • Cultural excursion


Note: We organize cultural tours according to the demands of the group.

Note 2: We are flexible on making changes on the program according the demands of the group. This is a standard 1-week course. We can reduce it to 2 days and increase to 2 weeks.