Call for Trainer for Seminar: Tackling Europe 2020 Target: Early leavers from Education & Training

The EUPA is receiving applications from independent individuals to provide input during a seminar to a group of European participants who work in different organisations in the field of Early School Leaving.

Date: 11-15 November 2014 (11th and 15th being arrival and departure days)

Venue: Malta

Details: ‘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.

The seminar is aimed at encouraging the sharing of good practice and to increase European cooperation in addressing ESL. Moreover, it will look into ways on how to encourage cross sectoral cooperation between schools and other institutions such as public and private bodies to tackle this phenomenon.

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