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Reducing Early School Leaving in the EU

Objective

Where the available research data on ESL only explains isolated aspects of the evolution towards ESL, the RESL.eu project analyses ESL from a holistic perspective. By framing the complex and often subtle interplay of factors influencing ESL on macro/meso/micro level; and by deconstructing these configurations of influencing factors in the specific contexts where they occur, we expect to uncover specific combinations of variables and contexts influencing the processes related to ESL. This allows us to formulate conceptual models useful for the development and implementation of policies and specific measures to influence ESL, making the project not only relevant to academics, but also to policy makers, school staff and civil society.
RESL.eu aims to provide insights into the mechanisms and processes influencing a pupil’s decision to leave school/training early; as well as into the decision of ESLers to enroll in alternative learning arenas unrelated to a regular school - but wherein specific creative or innovative methods of knowledge and skill transfer are used. Additionally, RESL.eu focuses on the vulnerable group of youngsters that left education or training early and are identified as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). RESL.eu also aims to identify and analyze the intervention and compensation measures that succeeded in transferring knowledge and in keeping pupils in education/training, although they showed high (theoretical) risk of ESL.
In order to be able to compare the data gathered in 7 partner countries, RESL.eu will develop and refine the theoretical framework on ESL, formulating a workable yet nuanced definition of ESL. Through a mixed-method design, a total of 28140 surveys and 1176 interviews/FGD will be conducted, generating in-depth data while allowing systematic comparisons and quantitative generalizations. Results are targeted at different audiences/stakeholders: EU- & national policy makers, school staff, academics and civil society.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2012-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 115 043,60
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Mrs.)

Participants (9)

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 973 156
Address
The Burroughs, Hendon .
NW4 4BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Butterworth (Mr.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 805 608,80
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annelore Ploum (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 492 447
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Célia Pinto (Dr.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 848 597,50
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Heeres (Mr.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 397 550
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Magdalena Stepien (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 502 400
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nuria Claver (Ms.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 151 960
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lilla Jakobs (Ms.)
WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 151 830,10
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erna Nairz-Wirth (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 44 164
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jennifer Loftus (Mrs.)