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pdf EPODS Presentation @ EDEN Open Classroom Conference October 2017

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EPODS EDEN OSOS Presentation FINAL October 2017.pdf


EPODS @ Open Classroom Conference of EDEN


This presentation summarises the latest developments of the project EPODS, which stands for ‘Online Continuous Professional Development in Second Chance Education’. The project was presented at the ‘Open Classroom Conference’ (OCC) of the ‘European Distance and E-learning Network’ (EDEN). The conference entitled ‘Open Schools for Open Societies’ (OSOS) took place from 20 to 22 October 2017 in Athens (Pallini) and EPODS received considerable interest. More information about the Open Classroom Conference can be found here:





pdf Preventing Early School Leaving in Europe – Lessons Learned from Second Chance Education

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The European Commission (DG Education and Culture) commissioned in January 2012 a study on the theme of: Preventing Early School Leaving in Europe – Lessons Learned from Second Chance Education. The overall purpose of was to undertake research to identify good practices in Second Chance Education (SCE), their success factors, and their transferability into initial education and training. The work was commissioned against a backdrop of growing recognition of the scale of the challenge presented by Early School Leaving (ESL) in Europe, as enshrined in the target to reduce ESL by 10% Europe-wide within the EU 2020 strategy, and reinforced by the 2011 Communication on ESL.

pdf Reducing early school leaving: Key messages and policy support

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Reducing ESL Key Messages & Policy Support EC Nov 2013.pdf

This report draws on the work of the Thematic Working Group on 'Early School Leaving', which comprised experts nominated by 31 European countries, and stakeholder organisations. The group worked from December 2011 to November 2013 and was assisted by the Commission's consultants, Ms Anne-Marie Hall and Ms Ilona Murphy. More information can be found at: