Unemployed young people (15-29 years old) who have had difficulties in their ordinary schooling and have not obtained the minimum qualifications to access employment or another education/training programme.


Type of policy/initiative


Level of implementation / Scope

Since 2016

Stage of implementation

Aims of policy/initiative

  • Strengthen collaboration between Second Chance Schools (E2O)
  • Prepare and ensure the E2O certification process in Spain
  • Organize and participate in events that help  mobilize all actors in favour of the E2O model
  • Develop complementarities with public policies and an active dialogue with public administrations
  • Build an active and effective cooperation at European level and in the Mediterranean

Features and types of activities implemented

E2O Certification Process (“Proceso de acreditación E2O”)

Evaluation of the schools with respect to the 5 fundamental principles of an E2O in Spain (I. Recognition of the local and regional administration, II. Promotion of the lasting professional and social integration of unemployed young people who are outside the educational system, III. Development of professional and social skills, IV. Collaboration with the business sector, V. Networking). An independent entity is in charge of the certification that includes 28 indicators. More information

Exchange of Good Practices (MyE2O)

The Association developed an online platform to exchange good practices among Second Chance Schools of Spain, France and Portugal and to share with the education community ( As of now, more than 45 good practices are available to promote a more inclusive education. More information

E2O National Events

Each year, the Association organizes a National Encounter of Second Chance Schools in order to promote the E2O model and reinforce cooperation among all players involved. Young people have a key role in these events. The 2019 edition took place in Madrid with more than 500 participants and an opening speech of the Minister of Education. More information


Membership fees as well as public and private funding (including various Erasmus+ projects). The team is currently composed of three people (director, communication and project manager, project officer).

Evaluation of the measure

No evaluation has been conducted yet.

Evidence of effectiveness of the measure

As of September 2019: 39 Second Chance Schools in 8 regions, representing 7763 young people (32% are women) and 789 professionals. The Association has 38 members and is currently working to gather and publish detailed indicators of the impact E2O have in Spain.

Success factors

Main success factors:

  • An innovative training through flexible and individualized itineraries, including comprehensive support and a special attention to the most vulnerable as well as a priority given to practical experience.
  • A certification process at national level led by an independent entity to ensure continuous improvement.
  • A national network facilitating the cooperation among all players involved.

Contact details for further information

Contact name
Frédérique Herzog
Contact email

Related intervention approaches

Related resources

    Second Chance Schools in Spain, Portugal and France

    MyE2O ( shares the educational good practices of the Second Chance Schools in Spain, Portugal and France.