Non-formal education to fight early school leaving (ESL&NFE)

ESL&NFE is a training course for 22 youth workers and youth leaders to equip them with knowledge tools methodologies regarding how to support the processes of responsible choice that young people can make, career guidance, prevention of leaving school early.

In fact, the phenomenon of early school leaving is still an issue for a lot of country in Europe, it’s a phenomenon so important to become one of the main goals of Lisbon’s Strategy Europe 2020, until this date Europe aims to reduce early school leaving below 10%. The phenomenon can’t be contrasted only by the school and in the school, but the experts agree to recognize non-formal education a primary role, because they recognize that the training success of a more youngest depends on the multiple occasions of learning that he or she lives, and since for these young people the school is often occasion of frustration and isolation, it becomes very important to use non-formal education to generate awareness, self- esteem and learnings.

The youth workers mobility training course will aim:

  • to offer a solid framework of the phenomenon on the early school leaving at European level: what reasons determined it, the consequences, how it manifests itself in Europe and the knowledge of the main stakeholders involved.
  • To acquire tools and methodologies  on career guidance, the process through which the person develops competences and reaches tools, that facilitate a critical position on the reality that surrounds Young people, to be able to make more responsible
  • To fight school failure, without underestimating the issues such as self-marginalization, a sense of rejection from others, disapproval by family and teachers;
  • To offer participants a space to build networks and synergies at the European level to realize new projects in the framework of Erasmus + and last but not least to build further opportunities to work.


Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained here.


PROGRAMME: Erasmus+ KA1: Youth Workers Mobility

PROJECT NUMBER: 2017-2-IT03-KA105-011586

VENUE: CaprarolaItaly

TRAINING COURSE DATES: 14th – 19th May 2018 (including travel days)

PROJECT COORDINATOR: Gruppo Pax organization

Erasmus+ project