Call for Trainer - Early School Leaving Seminar

Early School Leaving Seminar: VET and Youth Work as an alternative learning pathway


‘Early school leaving (ESL) is an obstacle to economic growth and employment’. The EU has set the target of reducing ESL to 10% across member states by 2020. In 2014, the Ministry for Education and Employment in Malta launched a strategic plan to prevent ESL. In 2013, the rate in Malta was at 20.9%, which was the second highest in the EU.  Notwithstanding, this fact, Malta is committed to ensure that youths further their education as much as possible.


Following the 1st seminar on ESL organised in Malta in November 2014, the MT NA will be organising another seminar bringing together professionals working in different educational fields from across the EU to delve into the subject of ESL while also discussing how VET and Youth Work can serve as alternative learning pathways.


This seminar is an opportunity for professionals to exchange ideas of common interest on ESL.


Main Topics of Seminar:

  • Explore current scenario of ESL within the EU;
  • Explore how cross-sectoral cooperation between schools and other institutions involved in providing VET and youth work can act as an alternative pathway;
  • Encourage good practice to increase European Cooperation on ESL;
  • Delve into how Erasmus+ can act as a tool to create projects addressing ESL.

Target group:

  • Educators including – Youth workers, VET, School and Adult educators and other relevant professionals. Expected number of participants: 40.
  • A more detailed concept for the training course will be developed commonly by trainer and NA representatives during the preparation phase


Profile of trainer

The trainer is responsible for the programme flow, methodology and final report, the Maltese National Agency will be responsible for the organisational part of the training (concept, promotion of the training, co-operation among NAs, recruitment of participants, logistics)


The Ideal Trainer is expected to:

  • Have a thorough and extensive knowledge on  the EUROPE 2020 TARGET: Early leavers from education and Training, with a focus on current European scenario;
  • Have the competence to include a European Dimension in the seminar to develop the necessary knowhow on the values and purposes of the Erasmus+ Programme ;
  • Be able to support the participants to understand, discuss and analyse strengths and weaknesses of approaches adopted in different member states particularly linked to the theme of ESL;
  • Use interactive, non-formal skills and methods in delivery of training;
  • Assist the NA in drafting the training programme and activities;
  • Have experience in training an international team of participants;
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English.


Tasks/duties of trainers

The tasks of the trainer include the following:

  • Attend the preparatory meeting;
  • Be present throughout the whole Seminar;
  • Design, prepare, deliver and evaluate the training course together with the MT NA members;
  • Deliver the training content throughout the whole sessions (16-18 November 2015 15/19 arrival and departure);
  • Participate in the pre-training preparations in Malta (arrival in Malta a day prior to the actual commencement of the training is mandatory);
  • Prepare a final report.


Payment to Trainer

  • 5 paid days (280 € per day) = €1,400
  • 3 working days during the training course;
  • 2 days for preparation and evaluation (fixed amount including individual and team preparation, prep-meeting, on-going and final evaluation directly after the seminar and  final report; prep-meeting dates and final report are not paid extra).


Trainer shall be required to present an invoice together with submission of the Final Report.

  • Payment shall be authorised and processed by EUPA following the successful implementation of the Tasks / Duties and the approval of the Final Report.


Lodging, subsistence and international travel costs shall be borne by EUPA.


Application procedure & deadline

Interested Trainers are required to submit their CV in Europass format accompanied by a covering letter outlining their motivation together as well as delineating their knowledge and experience in the field of education with particular reference to ESL. This documentation shall be sent to before Friday 16th October 2015.


For more information on the call, please contact Therese Borg Micallef on or 00356 25586118.