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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  • Publikácie
    'Learning to be' project

    “Learning to Be: Development of Practices and Methodologies for Assessing Social, Emotional and Health Skills within Education Systems” is an experimental project that brings together education authorities, teaching practitioners and researchers from 7 European countries: Finland, Italy Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain.

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    Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (European Commission)

    The Issue Paper on Gender Equality in and through Education has been produced within the framework of the European Commission’s Working Group on Equality and Values in Education and Training (2021-2015). The Working Group (WG) operates within the context of the Commission’s Communication of 30 September 2020 on Achieving the European Education Area by 20251 and the Council Resolution of 26 February 2021 on a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training towards the European Education Area and beyond (2021-2030).

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    Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (European Commission), PPMI Group

    The inclusion of “Personal, Social and Learning to Learn” (PSLL) as a Key Competence in Lifelong Learning (EU Council, 2018) has underlined social and emotional education (SEE) as a key priority area in education and provided a roadmap on how Member States can integrate and strengthen SEE in their respective curricula. One of the current challenges facing this process is how it can be implemented and assessed.

  • Publikácie
    European Education and Culture Executive Agency (European Commission)

    Launched in 2022, the European School Education Platform is the meeting point for all school staff (from early childhood education and care to primary and secondary education, including initial vocational education and training), researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders in the school education field. The European School Education Platform is a single platform that integrates the former platforms and services of eTwinning, School Education Gateway and Teacher Academy.

  • Publikácie
    Adrienne Huismann and Ute Hippach-Schneider

    This article first discusses the concept and understanding of dropping out of vocational  education and training in general. It then presents the situation of early leaving from VET in Germany on the basis of the relevant available data on contract dissolution rates. 

  • Good practice

    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.

  • Good practice
    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.

  • Good practice

    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.

  • Good practice

    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.

  • Publikácie
    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.

  • Publikácie
    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.

  • Publikácie
    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.

  • Publikácie
    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.

  • Publikácie
    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.

  • Good practice
    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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