BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH


Programme for School Dropouts

Background and target groups

Modern high-tech economies are in need of skilled workers and employees. Early school leavers – broadly defined as 16 to 25 year olds who have left school showing lower secondary education level or less – impact economic growth and competitiveness. They are, in general, more likely to claim social benefits and by this put pressure on state resources. The EU’s plan for tackling early school leaving contains the aim to reduce the average dropout rate to a level below 10% by the year 2020.

Objectives and outcomes

The main aims of the project are to develop educational approaches in a supportive work environment for young people who have dropped out of school. In addition, respective reintegration programmes including communication, new technologies, cultural education and socio-occupational training are being developed. Finally, a thematic network of actors dedicated to training young learners/apprentices, will be initiated in order to guarantee for sustainable implementation of project results.

EU-Program: LLP, Leonardo da Vinci Partnership
Coordination: Süleyman Şah Üniversitesi (TUR)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: August 2012 – July 2014
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.