Our project is innovative in the following ways:

  1. The participating schools, which are in direct contact and cooperation with other institutions, come from different backgrounds, allowing for a holistic approach to the ESL problem. Most studies conducted so far are mainly based on data that has been collected on a national level, disregarding its EU-wide repercussions.
  2. Proposals that have been presented in the past to tackle the ESL problem in each partner’s country of origin will be taken into account and evaluated, in parallel with new proposals that will be put forward by the institutions participating in this project.
  3. The interrelation of project activities involving students with their potential professional pursuits.


Coordinating school:



The aim of the project is the creation of an educational network dealing with the early school leaving problem (ESL) that a lot of European countries are facing.

According to CEDEFOPs’ relevant reports, ESL is typically caused by a cumulative process of disengagement as a result of personal, social, economic, geographical, education or family-related reasons. Such reasons can be external or internal to school processes and experiences. However, a significant part of the problem can be attributed to lack of support and guidance, disengagement from schooling, and secondary-level curricula which too often do not offer enough options for varied courses, alternative teaching pedagogies, experiential and other hands-on learning opportunities or sufficient flexibility and support. Indeed, for some young people, much of the school experience bears little relation to the world they encounter outside the school gates.


The objectives of our project are:

  1. To collect information, exchange knowledge and transfer the experiences about the present stage of the educational approaches and good practices on dealing with ESL in secondary school education.
  2. To identify, test and improve (when necessary) the types of teaching techniques for formal and non-formal secondary student learning, used by European and other organizations.
  3. To promote healthy lifestyles through outdoor activities and activities offering practical entrepreneurial experiences to bring students closer to nature and a healthy lifestyle, as a means for getting in touch with young Europeans from different cultures, backgrounds and abilities.