Following the benchmark of the Europe 2020 Strategy to reduce early school-leaving (ESL) to 10% the project Edu-Action aims at fostering cooperation and exchange in the field of youth between Programme Countries and Partner Countries from different regions of the world involving youth organisations that aim at increasing school attendance.

The participating organisations are Per Esempio (IT), Fekete Sereg Ifjusagi Egyesulet (HU), Futur au Présent (SN), Jeevanrekha Parishad (IN); Santa Casa de Misericordia (PT); Fundación Aprendizaje en Acción (Bo) The setting-up of the consortium is based on the partners’ strong commitment, previous experience and expertise in the field of education.

The project will last 11 months, starting from 1 August 2016. Altogether twelve youth workers will participate in two seminars before and after a one-month-long job shadowing period spent at one of the partner organisations. The activities foreseen will be composed by informal and non-formal learning methods such as learning by doing, peer education, active participation through a socio-educational approach.

This Strategic Partnership of the organisations aims to:

• promote discussion and dialogue about social, political and economic dynamics that lead young people to turn away from school and from the world of education;

• develop the personal and professional competencies of youth workers in the field of non-formal education and learning;

• identify and exchange good practices contrasting early school leaving suitable to be applied in the participating countries and ready to experiment and further develop at a wider international level.

Travel Diary

Cooperation and proximity

Cooperation and Proximity During these four weeks, in Ziguinchor I had the opportunity to know a new context of intervention, activities, dynamics and methodologies used to share knowledge with different elements of the Team. The organisation Futur Au Present has...

The meaning of education

The meaning of education We use to divide our lives and careers along criteria such as “success” and “failure”. We take them as absolutes, without questions. As well as absolute are degree grades, pay-cheques and so on, leaving these numbers to define ourselves as...

The ability to love others

The ability to love others The final week of the job shadowing period in SCMS, Santarem, Portugal, occurred from the 20th of March to the 24th of March. The schedule focused on the observation of the activities undertaken by SCMS Youth Workers in the Kinder Garden of...

The project is coordinated by Per Esempio Onlus.

Per Esempio Onlus is a non profit organization born in Palermo in 2011 and created by per_esempio_onlusthe cooperation between a group of young workers with different professional experiences who decided to address their skills towards the service sector. The organization’s field of action are: design and development of action aimed to subjects in danger of marginalization, promotion of mobility opportunities, training and non formal education.


Fekete organisation has just closed its national project during which they were managing an after-school centre for disadvantaged children, supporting them with their studies, aiming at keeping them in school. The age of the target group was 6-18 among whom there were Roma students.

AEA is pioneer in its activities and projects devoted to the integral development and education of children and youth. Through strategic partnerships with local, national and international institutions the Foundation promotes and implements high-impact social projects in the fields of alternative education, culture, gender, arts, multiculturalism, environmental education, entrepreneurship and positive social action.

JRP organization is strengthening its commitment for children’ s rights protection. The organisation has started an innovative project addressing children from 5 to 10 years old living in the slums of Bhubaneswar. In the morning during the school time the activities is addressed to the dropouts living in Nilapadia and Adarsh slum. In fact, the JRP’ s staff organize informal lessons in a room inside the NGO office. In the afternoon entertainment activities (games, theatrical dance performance, songs competitions and informal amusing tutoring) are held in the slums so the children regularly attend the school.

SCMS organisation has in its territory of reference a pro-active role regarding ESL, taking into account that the organization participates in local decision making processes that deal with policies and strategies relating to children and families.

Futur au Present association organizes activities for disadvantaged children in the region: refugee children, orphans, those who have been victims of torture and violence, or who have suffered the consequences of armed conflict for years, tearing the region of Casamance. Aims also to ensure access to school and nutritional assistance to children, raising awareness on issues of peace and citizenship, family mediation, and social inclusion


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