External resources


Tackling Early Leaving from Education and Training in Europe. Strategies, Policies and Measures  (Eurydice and Cedefop Report)

Abstract: This report looks at the subject of early leaving from education and training (ELET) from different angles, providing an overview of some of the main issues involved. It highlights the high costs for society of students leaving education and training early as well as the consequences for the individual.


Estado da Educação 2014 – Conselho Nacional da Educação (Written In Portuguese – State of Education in Portugal 2014 by the national board of education)

Abstract:  Facts and figures about education in Portugal from Kindergarten to University. Some statistical dates about Early school leaving in Portugal are included.


TLAS DA EDUCAÇÃO – Contextos sociais e locais do sucesso e insucesso PORTUGAL, 1991-2012 (Written In Portuguese – Atlas of Education, Local and social contexts of success and failure Portugal 1991-2012 published by EPIS)

Abstract: The EPIS Association – Entrepreneurs for Social Inclusion in partnership with CESNOVA – Sociology Studies Center
of Universidade Nova, presents the final results of the “Atlas of Education – Performance and success potential and
school failure by municipality “, which took place between 2012 and 2013.
This EPIS study wanted to provide a working tool of national and district council basis, to allow:
• understand in an expeditious way the evolution of the main indicators of Education from Census 1991, 2001 and 2011;
• assess, in a scientifically justified way, the performance and potential for success and school failure by municipality, measured according the expectations of every socio-economic context.


Reform of Educational Systems: European Policies for Lifelong Guidance to Fight Early School Leaving and Unemployment.

The document Reform of Education Systems: Policies Guidance Lifelong while Combat Strategy to early school leaving and unemployment, written by Susanne Kratz and presented to the European Parliament, reflects on the importance of guidance, developments in recent years and the challenges ahead.


Reducing early school leaving: Key messages and policy support (November 2013) that’s the Final Report of the Thematic Working Group on Early School Leaving.



European project​: Reduction of Early School Leaving of Young People (RESLEA)


Denmark. In few years, both universities and colleges experienced a large increase in the number of students. Experts believe that this is both good and bad.

From danish newspaper “Politikken”.  “Unge går i skole som aldrig før” (translates to “The young attending school like never before”).  Article in danish.


What do you offer to young people, who do not directly have the qualifications to complete a secondary education, in the ordinary terms?

From danish newspaper “Dagbladet”.  “Håndholdt lærlingeuddannelse giver ekstra tryghed” (translates to “Handheld apprenticeship provides extra security).  Article in danish.


Briefing note – Keeping young people in (vocational) education: what works? CEDEFOP


Commission staff working paper: Reducing early school leaving. Accompanying document to the Proposal for a Council recommendation on policies to reduce early school leaving


Communication from the Commission EUROPE 2020. A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth


Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economy and Social Committee and the Committee of regions: Tackling early school leaving: A key contribution to the Europe 2020 Agenda


Council recommendation of 28th June 2011 on policies to reduce early school leaving


European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice/Cedefop, 2014. Tackling Early Leaving from Education and Training in Europe: Strategies, Policies and Measures. Eurydice and Cedefop Report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. ISBN 978-92-9201-637-1 (paper) ISBN 978-92-9201-634-0


European Social Fund 2014-20


Press release European Commission


STAYON – “Strategies And systems to reduce Young people’s Non-completion of upper secondary vocational education”. Comenius LLP project


Taking stock of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, Brussels March 2014


Taking stock of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, annexes


Welcome to DROPS – Dropout Prevention in Schools The COMENIUS REGIO partnership between ‘s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands) and Berlin-Neukölln


Youth Guarantee



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