The platforms for monitoring and support of early leavers (Plates-formes de suivi et d'appui aux décrocheurs, PSAD) are coordination structures gathering all the local-level stakeholders in a particular territory responsible for supporting early leavers. This includes education and training providers, guidance centres and associations promoting the social inclusion of youth.
The national government sends the different stakeholders a list of early leavers present on the territory. The list is revised in order to identify individuals who are not yet receiving support from any of the platform’s stakeholders, who then work together to find an optimal solution for those identified. Coordination can be done through the official technical meetings of the platform or amongst the partners via informal channels.
Beyond formal involvement, there is a need to secure stakeholder buy-in. The success of the coordination depends on inter-personal relationships. The continuous dedication of the management team helps to secure stakeholder buy-in over time – once the individual platform members get to know each other and start cooperating on an ongoing basis beyond the formal meetings.
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