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This section proposes a selection of inspiring examples, including:

  • quick wins - relatively simple activities that can contribute to tackling early leaving
  • good practices – successful measures implemented in different EU countries to tackle early leaving
  • toolkits and tools that have been developed to help tackle early leaving in Europe.

These examples were selected as part of the Cedefop study ‘Leaving education early: putting vocational education and training (VET) centre stage’. Would you like to know more about the methodology used to select the examples and the countries covered? Go to About >

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Toolkits and tools


In Sweden, a website has been developed which offers a central digital knowledge platform for people working in the area of early leaving. It offers information, guidelines, methods, checklists, questionnaires, and case studies in relation to success factors for retention, one of which is ‘flexibility’.

Good practice

Produktionsschule (formerly known as ‘AusbildungsFIT, Ready for Education and Training’)

In Austria, the ‘Produktionschule’ initiative offers training modules for practical training and work. Through coaching, workshops and sports, young people develop cultural and social skills needed to take part in education or enter the labour market.

Quick win

Promote the development of individual learning plans

Developing individual learning plans with students helps to secure their ownership and commitment to participating in their chosen learning pathway. They can also be a way of encouraging learners to work towards achieving their goals.

Toolkits and tools

Qualifizierte Ausbildungsbegleitung in Betrieb und Berufsschule (QuABB) – Capacity building for students, companies and vocational schools involved in apprenticeship-training (QUABB)

The project QuABB (Capacity building for students, companies and vocational schools involved in apprenticeship-training) provides a collection of tools for the identification of apprentices at risk of early leaving, and guidance to trainers, VET teachers and parents to deal with this situation.

Quick win

Quick and easy referral to support measures

Formal protocols for the referral of young people to specialist support services saves time for the VET provider, and facilitate a quicker response to the learners’ needs.

Toolkits and tools

Reaching out to all learners: a resource pack for supporting inclusive education. From the IBE-UNESCO series ‘Training tools for curriculum development’.

The ‘Training tools for curriculum development’ resource pack provides a framework to support the development of inclusive schools and classrooms. It provides guidance to support teachers on how to engage all learners.