Inclusion models and resources for VET students in risk of drop-out



Start: October 10, 2020 - duration 24 mounths 

The European Union has high levels of school drop-outs (with significant differences between countries), which in many cases are associated not only or exclusively with a problem of pupils' ability (i.e. pupils with learning difficulties), but also are closely related to social, motivational and even family factors that surpass a merely educational area. This situationoccurs more frequently at certain levels, such as vocational training (especially the initial training), and training on professional certificates. The profile of students in initial professionaltraining usually presents particular characteristics, which make them more vulnerable to school drop-out and which sometimes manifest in problematic behavior.

This is because this level of education picks up a type of students that comes from failed studies, and that in many cases face learning problems, but also behavior and coexistence issues (school failure, low motivation, drugs consumption, violence, bullying ...). Furthermore, immigrant students at this VET level reach a high level of representation.

This impact is direct on trainers, staff and other students, and can lead to a spiral of discomfort and conflict that greatly reduces the quality of training. Furthermore, those students are highly vulnerable and in risk of drop- out and an unsuccessful educational (and even) professional integration. We, therefore, face a problem that responds to a casuistic with multiple dimensions and that must be approached in an integral way.

Project objectives, thus, include: 

- To fight against the exclusion factors that lead young i-VET students to drop out of school. 

- To provide the VET centers, their managers, trainers and staff with success references and commented examples that allow them to transfer these initiatives to their own contexts. 

- To offer a complete analysis of a complex problem, in which multiple factors and dimensions intervene, and which must also be addressed from a comprehensive approach. 

- Create a set of tools and resources that, with a practical approach, offer intervention models at various levels: pedagogical, organizational, logistic, etc. 

- Contribute to a better understanding of the European reality in reference to school dropout and its causes, so that this vision can be used and transferred to other educational sectors.


  • Blickpunkt Identität (Austria)
  • Stichting Christelijk Regionaal Opleidingen Centrum Noord- en Oost Nederland (Netherlands)
  • MEDIA CREATIVA 2020, S.L. (Spain)
  • CNIPA PUGLIA (Italy)