The second meeting of Erasmus + ENABLE Project was successfully held in Uppsala on the 27th and 28th of April 2017. It involves eight partners, coming from four European countries: 

  • Folkuniversitetet-Uppsala- Sweden
  • Kaunas Science and Technology Park (Kaunas STP) – Lithuania
  • Kaunas Simonas Daukantas Secondary School – Lithuania
  • Colegiu National "Gheorghe Lazar - Romania
  • Effebi Ass. - Italy
  • Ufficio Scolastico Regionale Lazio - Italy
  • E-CO e-learning studio – Italy
  • I.I.S. Caffè - Italy 

The main purpose of the meeting was the discussion on the state of the art of the Project, and on all deliverables, specifically the presentation of the national reports on the needs, gaps and good practices in the field of ESL prevention, the organization of the second output about the definition of the career-oriented soft skills, the methodology to teach and evaluate them, the activities realized and to realize for the dissemination and  exploitation.

Students must be equipped with soft as well as hard skills in order to successfully enter the labour market. In order to reduce the number of early school leavers, we want to provide a methodological approach to the teaching of soft skills through a smart learning environmentOur partnership can bring results that could not be achieved by operating alone. Each partner of our ENABLE Project is deeply committed to the project’s core ideas: we share information, exchange experiences, in order to join forces for a common goal

Thanks to this cooperation we have managed to keep our spirit alive and enormously reinforced. Our communication about clearly defined goals, responsibility, expectations, and feedback is based on mutual respect and care in the organization, on consciously listening to each other and understanding the complete message.

Early school leaving represents both an individual and a social problem: the loss of young talents means not only an enormous cost for our economy but also a deep loss of hope for our young people. The main problems concerning early school leavers are, among others,  the learning difficulties, the extreme lack of interest and motivation in attending school, the feeling of inadequacy and frustration towards the educational experience.

Students at risk of dropping out appear to need more attention and support from instructors, tutors, family members and from the whole school community to keep their learning progress on track and to enhance their success.

Technology enhanced learning may help remove learning barriers by increasing motivation and improving students’ attitudes towards school activities. Simulation technology offers the possibility to go past traditional teaching methods and to produce effective soft skills training through a series of student-centered activities: the educational materials provided combine the experience gained using the simulation, with an extensive feedback. 

We partners are really committed to what we are doing because we believe it will work.