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This month's focus: Tackling Early School Leaving

The launch of the European Toolkit for Schools

Early school leaving (ESL) refers to young people who leave school after completing only their lower secondary education or less. Recognizing the seriousness of the problem, European countries have committed themselves to reduce the average proportion of early school leavers to less than 10% by 2020.

A brand new resource, the European Toolkit for Schools, promotes inclusive education and tackles early school leaving by offering concrete ideas for improving collaboration within, between and beyond schools. The aim of the toolkit is to support the exchange of best practice and experience among school practitioners and policy makers. The resources available in this toolkit are organised around five thematic areas: School governance; Support to teachers; Support to learners; Parental Involvement; and Involvement of stakeholders.

Explore the toolkit today and discover related content at School Education Gateway:

New resource: Entrepreneurship and Schools

Are you thinking about introducing and promoting the subject of entrepreneurship in your classroom? Then check out the new Entrepreneurship and Schools section on School Education Gateway! It showcases examples of successfully-implemented entrepreneurial learning initiatives from all EU countries which are part of the E360 project jointly launched by the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Visit the page to find out more.

Looking for funding for your school initiatives? See what Erasmus+ has to offer

A new Erasmus+ call for 2016 has been launched with many opportunities for schools to seek funding for their activities

The Erasmus+ programme provides funding to support activities such as professional development activities abroad for school staff (including courses, teaching assignments, and job shadowing), and Strategic Partnership projects between schools or other organisations.

To prepare your funding application, please take a look at the following resources:


The changes include organisation's PIC number validation, multiple selection of language for courses and mobility opportunities, more details of course price, marking a course confirmed, among other things. Moreover, organisations can now post a public response to a review. Go to the Erasmus+ Tools here. If you have any questions, please contact the helpdesk.


Take part in our latest User Survey which focuses on two Erasmus+ tools: the Mobility Opportunities and the Strategic Partnership requests. The survey is open until 31 December. It is available in a choice of 6 languages (German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Polish) and will only take about 5-10 minutes to complete.


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