Sundsvall, Västernorrland (S)
For their Autumn plenary meeting, Committee 3 members are invited to focus on two main issues : a conference on school drop-outs and discussions on our new work programme for 2013/2014.
Conference on combating school drop-out in Europe
One of the main educational goals of the EU 2020 strategy is to reduce school drop-out rates below 10% within the European Union. The average level of early school leaving ranges from 14 and 15% within the EU and the rate varies within the Union from 5% to an alarming 37%. This means that each year more than six million young people aged 18 to 24, leave education and training with only lower education or less. A majority only complete primary school education.
The consequences of early school leaving are very serious both on an individual and a global level.
The conference wants to draw attention to this increasing threat for our future by sharing knowledge and experience in this field and most importantly exchange best practice about combating school drop-out in Europe.
Committee 3 Work Programme 2013/2014
The Autumn plenary meeting will be the opportunity to discuss in depth what you want to see as priorities for our Committee for the next couple of years. Exchange is the key word for our meeting and we designed the format of our meeting to facilitate discussions.
We look forward to seeing you in Sundsvall!
Committee 3 Team