2013/2015 : ATOMS

Leonardo ATOMS – Actions TO Make Systems

This project co-financed by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and the Belgian Agency for education and lifelong learning (AEF) began in October 2013 and ends in October 2015. A website dedicated to this project will be soon online.

This project tries to propose a transfer of innovation of tools and good practices to fight against the school drop-out in an attempt to reduce the rate of young school and training 'dropouts' in partner countries.

The European 2020 Strategy seeks to decrease the dropout rate below 10%. Partner countries, constituting the Consortium, have all a higher average dropout rate. During the 1st partnership Leonardo (Belgium, Italy and France), partners have identify the existing processes in terms of fight against dropping out of school but recognize the necessity to deepen an innovative methodology. The Belgian SAS (Service d'Accrochage Scolaire) tools and good practices could be a possible answer to the problem of school dropping out.

The goals and objectives of this project are:

1) Creation of a repository/data collection of causes/factors of dropping out, existing processes in the partner countries and the characteristics of the groups at risk. This call of data will help to identify the countries’ needs  in terms of responses and solutions to the phenomenon of dropping out but also to act preventively on the 1st 'Symptoms' of youth in situations of rupture.

2) Transfer of the SAS tools and good practices near target audiences: youth and young adults in social, personal, behavioral, familial difficulties with deep episodes of break in their education or training.

3) Training of trainer’s partners: SAS experts will present to European trainers a theoretical and practical learning module of their tools and practices of support of young people in order to allow, in the best conditions, reintegration within a school or training.

4) Experimentation of the SAS tools near targeted audiences of the partner countries: this experiment will allow carrying out a comparative analysis of the results and implementing these news tools in their regional context.

Different expected impacts are:

1) Formulation of recommendations in terms of action strategies near national policies, the European Parliament and the Commission. Only policies and integrated actions allow to offer real solutions to the problem of dropping out. A multidimensional approach by the various actors is essential to limit as much as possible new episodes of rupture of the young people.

2) Highlight the need to develop, in the educational strategies and in partnership with all the stakeholders in charge of this public, continuing pathways of education and training to increase the skills and competences.

Partners : Fédération des Institutions et Services Spécialisés d'Aide aux Adultes et aux Jeunes (FISSAAJ) (Promotor), the SAS (Services d'Accrochage Scolaire) (B), the Associazione Emiliano romagnola di Centri Autonomi di Formazione professionale (AECA) (I), AFMR ETCHARRY (Association pour la formation en milieu rural) (F), Fondation Trinijove (E), Escola Esperanca (E), the CEC (B).

The website of the: Atoms project


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