Drop In: Early School Leavers
Drop In aims at enhancing the basic and transversal skills of young drop-outs and reintroducing them in the labour market.
Grant Agreement Number: 2017-1-UK01-KA205-035400
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 09/2017- 08/2019
Early school leaving (ESL) and dropping-out are often seen as a problem for young people. The percentage of Early School Leavers in Europe was 10.7% in 2016. Fewer young women (9.2% in 2016) leave education and training early than young men (12.2). This increases the likelihood of unemployment or precarious work, as they lack basic qualifications and skills, exacerbating thus their integration in labour market. Specifically, young people with low skills are more vulnerable to unemployment. In particular, the percentage in Greece is 41%, in Cyprus 32%, in Italy 38%, in Romania 21% and in the UK 11.5%.
By developing a tailor-made gamification platform, Drop-In aims at enhancing the basic and transversal skills of young drop-outs and reintroducing them in the labour market, linking the market demands with their needs.