APPLE: eArly warning Platform to Prevent youth from dropping out of school Education
APPLE is a European initiative aiming to tackle Early School Leaving.
Grant Agreement Number: 2019-1-UK01-KA201-061942
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 12/2019-11/2021
Early School Leaving remains a challenge for many EU member states, despite the significant developments that have been made regarding school integration of young people with vulnerable background.
According to Eurostat, 10.6% of young people 18-24 years old in the EU in 2017 did not complete their studies at upper-secondary level and did not follow any other educational path, for a variety of social, economic and family-related reasons. Early School Leaving is an obstacle for social and economic growth, thus Europe has to make full use of its human capital and take preliminary measures to tackle social exclusion of vulnerable groups.
APPLE is a European initiative aiming to tackle Early School Leaving. By developing a guide for educators and an online early warning platform, consisting of key scientific material and tools, APPLE will equip educators, schools, educational organizations and authorities with the necessary tools to identify youth at risk of dropping-out and halt Early School Leaving.