The best Erasmus+ projects promoting inclusion in education

This project aims to syste­ma­ti­cal­ly survey and analyse Erasmus+ projects focusing on promoting inclusion in different areas of education, pre­ven­ting early drop-out and streng­thening belonging.

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Strengthening basic skills is a central goal of European policy and offers to promote them start early in edu­ca­tio­nal bio­gra­phies. One in five 15-year-olds still lacks com­pe­ten­ces in reading, mathe­ma­tics or science (OECD PISA Study, 2018). Around 10% of young people in the EU drop out of education and training early, and only 84.3% of 20–24 year olds have completed upper secondary education (Eurostat, 2020). Children from poorer areas and families do on average worse at school than their more pri­vi­le­ged peers. The Covid 19 pandemic has high­ligh­ted these chal­lenges even more.

In this project, 3s conducts a syste­ma­tic survey and analysis of Erasmus+ projects with a focus on inclusion. It looks at the four pillars of inter­ven­ti­on, moni­to­ring, pre­ven­ti­on, and inter­ven­ti­on and com­pen­sa­ti­on in relation to the three risk areas: insuf­fi­ci­ent basic skills, leaving education and training early, and declining sense of belonging and well-being. The results will provide evidence for further deve­lo­p­ment and imple­men­ta­ti­on in policy and edu­ca­tio­nal practice at different levels of governance.

120 projects from all EU-27 countries and beyond are analysed and 15 of them are presented as good practice in a final report. Methodologically, the project is based on desk research, qua­li­ta­ti­ve inter­views and case studies. Monika Auzinger is on the research team for 3s.


Project: Data coll­ec­tion and analysis of Erasmus+ projects promoting inclusion in education and aiming to address undera­chie­ving in basic skills, early leaving from education and training/failure to achieve an upper secondary qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on; declining sense of belonging and well-being

Contact: Monika Auzinger

Mail to monika.auzinger@3s.co.at.

Client: European Commission, DGEAC

Duration: 04-11/2021

Studies & Analyses

Exploring excel­lence and inclusion in voca­tio­nal education and training

3s coor­di­na­tes a signi­fi­cant study com­mis­sio­ned by Cedefop titled ‘European VET for the 21st Century: The Balancing of Excellence and Inclusion’.

Services & Events

Expert support on VET issues for the European Commission

3s experts are involved in providing a number of support services in the field of quality assurance in VET to the Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL).

Studies & Analyses

eNaBlS: Collaborative Learning for Environmental Sustainability

This three-year Horizon project follows a trans­for­ma­ti­ve approach to tackle chal­lenges of the bio­di­ver­si­ty and climate crises.

Studies & Analyses

From intended to achieved learning outcomes

3s takes part in a major Cedefop study on the processes of how to achieve intended learning outcomes in initial voca­tio­nal education and training in schools and apprenticeships.

Studies & Analyses

Exploring excel­lence and inclusion in voca­tio­nal education and training

3s coor­di­na­tes a signi­fi­cant study com­mis­sio­ned by Cedefop titled ‘European VET for the 21st Century: The Balancing of Excellence and Inclusion’.

Services & Events

Expert support on VET issues for the European Commission

3s experts are involved in providing a number of support services in the field of quality assurance in VET to the Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL).

Studies & Analyses

eNaBlS: Collaborative Learning for Environmental Sustainability

This three-year Horizon project follows a trans­for­ma­ti­ve approach to tackle chal­lenges of the bio­di­ver­si­ty and climate crises.

Studies & Analyses

Exploring excel­lence and inclusion in voca­tio­nal education and training

3s coor­di­na­tes a signi­fi­cant study com­mis­sio­ned by Cedefop titled ‘European VET for the 21st Century: The Balancing of Excellence and Inclusion’.

Services & Events

Expert support on VET issues for the European Commission

3s experts are involved in providing a number of support services in the field of quality assurance in VET to the Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL).

Studies & Analyses

Exploring excel­lence and inclusion in voca­tio­nal education and training

3s coor­di­na­tes a signi­fi­cant study com­mis­sio­ned by Cedefop titled ‘European VET for the 21st Century: The Balancing of Excellence and Inclusion’.

Services & Events

Expert support on VET issues for the European Commission

3s experts are involved in providing a number of support services in the field of quality assurance in VET to the Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL).