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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    A catalogue with 10 inspiring practices carried out by organisations from countries across the EU that are involved in learning mobility experiences with people with disabilities, in line with MAKE IT HAPPEN (MiH) project aims.

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    The mathemagic game - Education in mathematics in game-based immersive contexts (E-MaGIC)

    Do you have what it takes to become a powerful wizard? Make your friends grovel in front of you when they see your mastery of mathemagic spells!
    Clash of Wizardry is a magic duelling game where players compete using magic spells powered by maths that are triggered by correctly solving equations. It aims to enhance the mathematical skills of young people in a fun and empowering way.

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    A European Erasmus (KA3) project on social inclusion of LGBTIQ students

    The UNIQUE project developed a methodology to stimulate VET Teachers/Trainers and managers to become ‘Ambassadors’ of LGBTIQ inclusion in their institutions and beyond and train them on how to effectively address incidents of discrimination against LGBTIQ VET learners, create safer classrooms and design more inclusive training materials.

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    Learners with special educational needs (SEN) or learning difficulties/disabilities are integrated into the labour market by building the right set of skills needed for the elderly care sector.

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    Co-created Education through Social Inclusion (COSI.ed) is an international project with the main objective of developing a socio-educational model for working effectively with young people at risk of social exclusion, particularly early leavers from education and training or those at risk of leaving education early.

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    Synthesis report of Cedefop/ReferNet survey

    This synthesis report, based on a survey carried out during 2022 with Cedefop’s reporting network ReferNet, aims to provide a better understanding of the phenomenon of early leaving from vocational education and training (ELVET). Such understanding is a necessary precondition for designing effective responses to help individuals to equip themselves with the appropriate skills to cope with future transformations and to thrive in life.

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    Lázaro Moreno Herrera, Marianne Teräs, Petros Gougoulakis & Janne Kontio (eds.)

    This is the eighth volume in the research book series Emerging Issues in Research on Vocational Education & Training. The series is published by the research group VETYL (Vocational Education and Training/Yrkeskunnande och Lärande), at the Department of Education, Stockholm University, Sweden.

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    With support from: EfVET Members, Jussi Kajander, Luís Costa, Paolo Nardi, Valentina Chanina and Wolfgang Stutzmann

    According to the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) Terminology of European education and training policy (2023), Work-Based Learning (WBL) is an instructional model with well-defined learning objectives.

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    Catalogue of inspiring practices on inclusive mobilities

    In order to understand the reason why we decided to collect those mobility experiences among learners with disabilities into a catalogue and how the inspiring practices selected are relevant to the Make It Happen (MIH) project, let us now clarify the aim of this work.

    In this catalogue we have identified 10 inspiring practices in line with the MIH project's aims and in some way relevant to the MIH partners.

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    Petr Novotný, Martin Majcík, Katarína Rozvadská, Tereza Vengřinová, Miroslava Dvořáková

    The “Life Pathways of Unsuccessful Graduates” research project was a response to a call within the Innovations in Pedagogy framework that was introduced by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. The call highlighted the lack of knowledge about students who fail the Matura examination and their subsequent lives.

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    Digital Inclusive Trainers for Accessible Education

    The project intends to define a teaching paradigm for inclusive digital trainers in vocational education and training (VET), transferring to participants innovative teaching approaches, engagement strategies and user-friendly tools for the development of learner-centred inclusive digital training. Inclusive and accessible VET programmes can help people with sensory disabilities, increasing their participation in the labour market; at the same time, they can improve the skills of professional trainers and expand their job opportunities.

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    European Education Area Strategic Framework - Working Group on Schools, sub-group Pathways to School Success

    The report provides guidance on how to improve and make classroom-based assessment more inclusive and better integrated. It is one of the key outcomes of the European Education Area Working Group on Schools.

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    Cedefop Briefing note

    Cedefop, together with its CareersNet partners in EU Member States and beyond, has collected examples of lifelong guidance policies and practices that support the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities. This briefing note showcases some of these initiatives in EU Member States and beyond, and presents policy pointers for further action.

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    UNICEF Series on Education Participation and Dropout Prevention - Volume 2

    UNICEF helps countries and education professionals improve their strategies to prevent school dropout. Building on the Education Participation Series, this brief on Early Warning Systems for students at risk of dropping out aims to guide education decision-makers and schools on dropout prevention.

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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.
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    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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