The Europe-wide VET toolkit for tackling early leaving was developed by Cedefop
to offer support for policy-makers and VET providers.
provides practical guidance, tips, examples of good practice and tools intended
to help young people at risk of leaving education early to attain at least an
upper secondary qualification as well as assisting early leavers to reintegrate
into education or training and the labour market.
Intended to benefit policy-makers and practitioners working in schools and
colleges, companies, guidance centres, employment services, social services
or youth organisation, it contains information concerning identifying signs
of disengagement, preventing early leaving; supporting learners at risk of dropping
out; improving attendance or reducing dropout; monitoring early leavers; motivating
and re-engaging early leavers and bringing them back to education and training.
A range of tools drawn from successful VET practice are presented online, including:
Good practices - successful measures implemented in different EU countries
to tackle early leaving.
Quick wins - relatively simple activities that can contribute to tackling
A self-reflection tool for policy-makers to identify the strengths and
weaknesses of policies put in place.
Evaluation plans for policy-makers or VET providers to design an appropriate
monitoring and evaluation approach.
Interested stakeholders have the opportunity to submit examples of their own
good practices and successful measures, and may register for news and forthcoming
events about tackling early leaving.