Project duration: 2013– 2015  (24 months)

Project is supported by LLP programme of the Europian Union

Project partnership:

Louth and Meath Education &Training Board Ireland

Jaunimo karjeros centras Lithuania

Across Limits Malta

Association for Education and Sustainable Development Romania

PROFISOUSA- Association of Vocational Education of Sousa Valley Portugal

Instituto de Formacion Integral S.L.U. Spain

University of Lodz Poland

Future in Perspective Ltd Ireland


Project aim:

To support smart sustainable and inclusive growth through the reduction in rates of early school-leaving.

Project  objectives:

  • To identify assess and validate best practice early childhood family and school-based models that if implemented could prevent the occurrence of early school-leaving;
  • To identify the required continuous professional development supports to facilitate the integration of the best practice models;
  • To create an online observatory where all materials are presented discussed and accessible to education staff;
  • To promote a focus on recycling best practice methodologies and philosophies encouraging experts and professionals to engage in critical reflection on past achievements on which to build future interventions;
  • To host the first ESSE Annual Award where best practice in addressing early school-leaving under each of the prevention intervention and compensation categories is duly recognised;


Project target group:

  • Professionals addressing the impacts of early school-leaving to include guidance workers youth workers and teachers
  • Experts in initial in-service and continuous professional development training
  • Experts in the management of school –based formal and second-chance education


Project results:

  • The ESSE Observatory – the principal online resource allowing teachers access to the best practice models and resources selected.
  • Video Documentary – an audio –visual product for use in promoting and validate the outputs of ESSE
  • The first ESSE Annual Awards presentations and conference – all ESSE products tools and resources were launched.

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