The project partnership, based on the respective roles and members’ responsibilities, intends to experiment territorial actions to encourage and thinning the dynamics of contact between the school system and youth population (11/18 years old) in order to reduce the phenomenon of school dropouts.
The aim is thus to consolidate the role played by all the educational actors and stakeholder by:

  • contributing to the redefinition of school curricula with specific reference to life skills by testing of non-formal education methodologies;
  • experimenting new didactic approach and guidance services at all educational levels, based on emotional competences and life skills;
  • experimenting training paths addressed to school teachers;
  • experimenting mentoring and counselling services through the strengthening of local partnership networks in education and training;
  • developing models for preventing and fighting early school leaving to be replicated and exploited, focusing on inclusion;
  • establishing a network of “process facilitators,” to be made available to the institutions for consultation, proposal, design, monitoring and evaluation of curricula and training programs in relation to stakeholders’ needs and wishes (young people, teachers, employers, local authorities, universities , etc.);
  • transferring methodologies and effective tools for realising policy recommendations to fight ESL and school dropout.

The “life skills” will be the innovative element in the world of education, they represent “the emotional dimension of the curriculum“. Recognising them will means establishing a model for the update, the qualification and the permanent training of educators; to develop a shared dialogue among the institutions and the labor market in order to ensure the continual adaptation of curricula to the work processes for maintaining and developing the employability levels.