With the participation of five regional authorities in the project, the following partners were in the Consortia:
• Vasternorrland County Council (S) – lead partner
• Assembly of European Regions (FR)
• Fundació El Llindar (E)
• Hampshire County Council (UK)
• Østfold County Council (N)
• Sundsvall Gymnasium Västermalm (S)
• Servei d’Ocupació de Catalunya (E)
• Tulcea County Council (RO).
JET-CD highlighted the need of regional strategies based on a broad partnership for cross-sectoral collaboration in each region and even to develop a common methodology for collaboration to be implemented in the regions.
A permanent network of actors and stakeholders were developed. Proposed strategies and policy recommendation were anchored and rooted on the regional level during the project implementation, based on the common toolbox.
The project was implemented between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2016. The two-year project was co-financed by the European Commission’s programme Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships. Strategic Partnerships are transnational projects designed to develop and share innovative practices and promote cooperation, peer learning, and exchanges of experiences in the fields of education, training, and youth.
Early school leaving (ESL) is a growing severe problem in Europe which has long-term effects both on economic growth, the societal developments and on the individuals. There is a need for effective cross-sectoral cooperation with different stakeholders to tackle drop-out.
There is a lack of permanent networks and methodology for cross-sectoral cooperation to tackle early school leaving. Combating ESL demands a deep insight of the whole cause and effect process, which is also essential to develop comprehensive policies focusing on the entire chain (prevention, intervention and compensation) in order to achieve sustainable results. The complexity of the problem requires strategies which should focus on the whole chain of phenomena.
What is AER’s role and how to get involved?
|AER could use its methods and expertise in implementing the activities during peer learning. The Subcommittee on Youth initiated work on combatting early school leaving within the AER Committee on Culture Education and Youth. To facilitate the exchange of experiences and engage in mutual learning a working group was created in April 2013 under the leadership of the region of Västernorrland.|
|You can find more information in the Project Summary.
The JET-CD Erasmus+ project represented an opportunity for regions already involved in exchanging experiences and working together to improve policy making on the topic within the framework of the AER working group on early school drop-outs, to deepen this cooperation in a very concrete way. AER members, namely:
|The project was co-financed by the European Commission’s programme Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships.|
- JET-CD in ERASMUS+ Projects Database
- JET-CD Leaflet
- JET-CD presentation
- Intellectual Output 1: Analysis reports on dropout in the regional context
- Intellectual Output 2: Joint methodology to prevent dropout by cross sectoral cooperation
- Intellectual Output 3: Joint methodology to detect early school leavers and to identify their needs for re-motivation and re-engagement
- Intellectual Output 4: Joint methods and solutions for compensation measures to re-enter early school leavers into education
- Intellectual Output 5: Toolbox of the developed joint methodologies for prevention, intervention and compensation measures from the participating regions
- Intellectual Output 6: Policy recommendation for combating school dropout
- Final Report of the Thematic Working Group on Early School Leaving
- NEETs – Young people not in employment, education or training: Characteristics, costs and policy responses in Europe
- Social inclusion of young people
- Video from El Lindar Second Chance School, Catalunya
- Kick-off Meeting of JET-CD project – Sundsvall, Västernorrland (SE), 11-12 September 2014
- First Multiplier Event – Barcelona (ES), 16-17 December 2014
- AER Spring plenary meetings – Nordjylland (DK), 4 – 6 March 2015
- Second Multiplier Event – Ostfold (NO), 16-17 April 2015
- Third Multiplier Event – Tulcea (RO), 5-6 October 2015
- AER Committees’ Autumn Plenary Sessions – Hampshire-UK, 2-4 November 2015
- Fourth Multiplier Event – Västernorrland, 13-14 January 2016
- Early school leaving: working group meets at AER plenary – Timis, April 2016
- Final Conference of JET-CD – Hampshire, 21-22 June 2016
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Ilona Novak – Project Co-ordinator, Vasternorrland County Council