Early school leaving (ESL) is an obstacle to the socio-economic growth of the European countries. The main consequences could be unemployment and poverty but also social exclusion, poor health up to the most serious involvement in crime. Research has shown that young people with a migrant background are at risk of Early School Leaving (ESL). In this regard, tackling early school leaving is a stepping stone towards improving the opportunities of young people and for supporting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as shown in the priorities for the EU 2020 strategy. In fact, one of the targets for the EU in 2020, related to education, is to reduce the rates of ESL below 10%. One of the factors leading to ESL is the lack of prevention and early intervention strategies, both at institutional and school levels, related to the need to develop effective methodologies and support for migrant students. For this purpose, the project E-EVALINTO will provide a prevention and early intervention strategy in order to reduce the gap between migrant and non-migrant students. The strategy will focus on the implementation of intercultural mentoring programmes and activities which will be supported by an ICT environment, composed by a set of tools and practices that will serve as a framework for evaluating intercultural issues within school contexts.
Based on these methodological principles, E-EVALINTO is intended to:
- develop a prevention and early intervention strategy based on peer mentoring actions in order to reduce early school leaving in young students with migrant background;
- develop an ICT framework for assessing, managing and developing activities for intercultural contexts.
E-EVALINTO is funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union and the consortium is composed of the following 6 partners: University of Salamanca-Coordinator (Spain), Oxfam Italia (Italy), University of Cadiz (Spain), University of Social Sciences (Poland), Dublin University (Ireland), CARDET (Cyprus).