This section proposes a selection of inspiring examples, including:

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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    Liceo del Lavoro

    The work-based learning programme for dropouts is an inclusive excellence model for reducing early school leaving. This model fosters the recovery of young dropouts by promoting their integral human development. It requires: 

    1. a strongly work-based-oriented learning method; 
    2. coaching aiming at a supported transition to work; 
    3. social-emotional learning through a tutoring service.
  • Good practice
    Smart Training Education Platform

    Based on DigComp 2.0 methodology, the STEP 3 online course consists of key components of digital competence within five areas - including: 1) information and data literacy, 2) communication and collaboration, 3) digital content creation, 4) safety, and 5) problem solving. It offers a wide range of resources that are accessible to everyone and can be used to develop digital skills. The platform is a valuable resource for both teachers and learners, offering a variety of useful e-tools and applications in the format of video instruction.

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    Smooth Hybrid and Online Working for VET

    SHOW-VET aims to provide VET for all people smoothly and ecologically regardless of their residency or challenging life situation.

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    Erasmus+ project “Early School Workers” was designed and carried out to provide VET teachers and schools with guidelines and tools to support learners from becoming early school leavers and increase the employability of youngsters while fostering their active role in the society.

  • Good practice
    Escuelas de Segunda Oportunidad (E2O)

    The project offers practical and effective solutions to young people in Spain without a job or qualification, through the development of an innovative model of Second Chance School (E2O).

  • Good practice
    Boosting the frequency of qualification

    This site collects together all the key outputs and insights from the Stay Tuned project, an URBACT Implementation Network of

  • Good practice
    Asociación Española de Escuelas de Segunda Oportunidad (E2O España)

    The Second Chance School offer practical and effective solutions to all young people in Spain without a job or qualification, through the development of an innovative model of Second Chance School (E2O).

  • Good practice

    Compensation structures for early school leavers wanting to come back to school to get general or technical high school diploma (‘baccalauréat’, ‘certificat d’aptitude professionnelle’).

  • Good practice

    An inter-ministerial information system at the national level to identify and support early school leavers and a network of local “second chance” actors providing the support.

  • Good practice

    Invest in Talent offers a combined offer of: internships, work, education, affordable housing, coaching for vulnerable young people to reduce dropout rates and support sustainable career perspectives.

  • Good practice

    CroCooS – Prevent dropout! project identified elements of a comprehensive institutional early warning system (EWS) and tested its applicability in national contexts. The final product of the project is the CroCooS Knowledge Centre, which is a complex system linking closely the Resource Pool (theoretical background in easy-to-understand language), the Guidelines (how to build an institutional EWS) and the EWS-Toolkit (several tools can be used in the school to prevent dropout).

  • Good practice

    Counselling on recognition and further educational topics for migrants, people entitled to asylum status and to subsidiary protection. Multilingual consultations are offered in the following languages: German, Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, Turkish, English, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, French, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Farsi, Arabic, Dioula, and Bobo. Through lobbying and networking with decision-makers and opinion leaders AST gathers information, analyses and responds to policy initiatives and social developments with the aim to represent the interests of migrants.

  • Good practice
    Piazza dei Mestieri

    In Italy, ‘Crafts Square’ offers young people, unemployed young people and adults with an alternative educational offer with a good balance between practical and theoretical courses. The environment created by the ‘Craft Square’ aims to ensure learners feel understood, supported and valued.

  • Good practice

    In Northern Ireland, the ‘Training for Success’ initiative offers training to help young people develop personal and social skills, employability skills, essential skills in Communications, Application of Number and Information Communication Technology whilst working towards nationally recognised qualifications.

  • Good practice

    ApprenticeshipsNI is demand-led training provision with employers recruiting and retaining apprentices in line with business needs.

  • Good practice

    The Norwegian ‘Certificate of Practice’ is a two-year programme with emphasis on practical training. After obtaining a ‘Certificate of Practice’, the learner can continue training towards a trade or journeyman’s certificate.

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