The “DROP-In – Early School Leavers” new EU project seeks to establish alternative pathways for youth ESLs and drop outs, towards social inclusion and ultimately, the labour market.

A modern, integrated and holistic e-learning and networking platform will be available for young drop-outs and ESLs across Europe while, on the same time, new and innovative methodologies will be introduced in order to enhance the basic and transversal skills of the specific group.

The involvement of the wider educational community, especially when it comes to non – formal training, will be essential as one of the project’s main goals is to enhance the quality and relevance of the learning offered. The project team of experts will work on bridging the gap between labour market and disadvantaged youth, by directly linking market demands to the needs and wishes of the target groups.

The DROP-In project is funded by Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission and will run for 24 months (September 2017 – August 2019). It is implemented by a scheme of 5 highly experienced partner organisations in 5 countries (UK, Romania, Greece, Cyprus, Italy), led by the IARS International Institute.

In the UK the project is implemented by IARS International Institute.

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