2Young2Fail Final Conference has been an opportunity to look at school issues from a transnational and multidisciplinary perspective. We would like to thank all the participants: headmasters, educators and teachers working hard day after day to create the conditions for students' educational success.
The last Transnational Project Meeting was held in Turin (IT) from 4th to 5th July. 2Young2Fail partners shared the main project outcomes and discussed on early school leaving phenomenon priorities. The visit to Piazza dei Mestieri showed an effective example in connecting education and labour market.
The Final Conference of the project will take place in Turin (IT) on Wednesday 6th July. An occasion dedicated to all those involved in educational issues for discussing about the dropout phenomenon. A team of national and international experts will share innovative approaches to engage students. Are you interested in enhancing your awareness about early school leaving and thinking how to set into place effective measures? If you want to know more about it join us! Download the program and make your free registration to the event.
The third 2Young2Fail Multiplier Event was held on Saturday 4th June in Setúbal (PT). The morning panel presented a rich schedule: speeches have been delivered by the Secretary of State João Costa, the President of Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal Pedro Dominguinhos, the municipal councillor Manuel Pisco and Prof. Ana Maria Bettencourt. During the afternoon we shared the outcomes and practical implications on school success of the researches carried out on the broad issue of relationship through workshop sessions on peer to peer relationship, school leadership, family and student engagement with school.
A training week took place in Setúbal (PT) from Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June. A rich agenda of webinars and workshops tailored to teachers' and educators' needs has been made up. Among the subjects discussed: the role of relational aspects in the perception of school, students inclusion, pedagogical differentiation and family engagement in the school environment.
School Dropout, a meeting to present some effective actions implemented in the metropolitan area of Turin, was held in Chieri on Monday 11th April. The focus was on the innovative teaching and inclusion methods addressed to the age range 10 to 16 years. 2Young2Fail was there to speak about 'Peer Relationships Evolution and Early School Leaving', our social research on relational aspects and school disengagement.
In the framework of the seminar Dialogues on Education 2016, the issue of school disengagement has been addressed through the conference 'Education and Fight Against Poverty. Maps and Projects to Break the Vicious Circle'. An opportunity to discuss about support to children and get to know Fuoriclasse, the programme against school leaving by Save the Children. The conference arranged by ITER was held in Turin on Wednesday 16th March.
The fourth Transnational Meeting took place in Madrid on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd February 2016. We discussed about peer to peer relationships in a class context and shared actions for early dropout prevention.
The international seminar European shared strategies for reducing the occurrence of NEETs took place in Naples from 5th to 7th November 2015. It was organized by the Italian Erasmus + National Agency Indire in collaboration with the other two national Agencies, Isfol and Youth Agency. The event was an opportunity to share and discover new recovery policies and approaches for the inclusion of inactive young people.
The Second Chance School meeting Employable Citizen: Developing Creativity & Initiative through Informal Learning took place on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th October 2015 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The focus was on: young people social and personal skills, inclusion of migrants into the educational system, successful solutions for bullying situations without blaming or punishing.
The second Multiplier Event, intended to share and disseminate the intellectual outputs realised by 2Young2Fail, was held on September 30th in ‘s-Hertongebosch.
The third 2Young2Fail International Project Meeting took place on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th September 2015 in ‘s-Hertongebosch, Netherlands. We spoke about school inclusion and visited Wittering Primary School and Rodenborch College, based on innovative learning methods and specialized in promoting and enhancing students' talents as well as in developing plans against early school leaving.
The Multiplier Event 'Dropout: How to Prevent It. European Perspectives and Solutions' was held in Madrid on September 23rd. The conference drew attention to the increasing threat of early school leaving by sharing knowledge, experiences and best practices to face school dropout in Europe.
The European Association of Cities, Institutions and Second Chance Schools is an international network organisation aiming to enable young people with lack of skills or qualifications to successfully gain access to education programmes and to the labour market.
DROPS is a toolbox to help identifying and reducing the number of students at risk of school dropping out, realised in the framework of a project by Berlin-Neukölln and ‘s-Hertogenbosch involving teachers, social workers, administration and headmasters.
The second 2Young2Fail Transnational Project Meeting took place in Twickenham (UK) on February 23rd and 24th 2015. A chance to visit Carlisle Infant School and Hampton Hill Junior School and discuss about school disengagement and UK perspective of dropout with Bill Jerman, Executive Head at Carlisle and Hampton Hill Federation.