Reduction of early School leaving

1. How much money is available (ESF+national funding)?

  • Over €284 million is available for the programmes and measures in the funding period 2014-2020.

2. What are the goals of this investment priority?

  • Reduction of the number of young people leaving school and training prematurely
  • Integration into training courses which follow on from compulsory schooling

3. Which measures are possible?

  • Measures to promote a successful transition from school to training and subsequently into working life
  • The development and realisation of pilot projects in the setting of compulsory schooling
  • Promotion of language skills
  • Measures to reduce absences and truancy in secondary schools:
  • the establishment of school social work
  • Programmes within the framework of the training guarantee: NEBA measures (Occupational Assistance Network)
    Youth coaching
    Production schools (in the pilot phase: ‘Fit for Training’)
    Vocational training assistance
    Work assistance for young people

4. Which possible target groups are addressed?

  • Young people with disabilities, impairments, disadvantages or learning difficulties
  • Young people with migrant backgrounds and young people from sectors of society where less emphasis is placed on education, and who are at a greater risk of dropping out of school or training or not obtaining a school leaving certificate

5. Who realises the plans?

  • Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection,  Division IV/A/6, Sozialministeriumservice
  • Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF)
  • The provincial government of Burgenland (Office for Women’s Affairs)