The SEE-ME II project aims to prevent youth from dropping out of school. The ambition is to adopt a regional strategy for preventing drop-out.
Youth unemployment is a common challenge in all countries of the Baltic Sea region. The number of young people without complete secondary education in the region is rising. On the other hand, many companies, particularly small and medium size enterprises, are experiencing problems to find skilled workers. Hence, education does not match the needs on the labor market, while young people with no secondary education risk unemployment, social exclusion and poverty. Groups that are particularly vulnerable, according to the SEE-ME II project, are minorities such as Roma children in Moldova, internal migrants and refugees.
Preventing children and youth from dropping out of school is one purpose of the project. It plans to establish a regional action plan on prevention of drop-out and inclusive education. The action plan will also elaborate on so-called NEET’s – Not in Employment, Education or training. The project will arrange workshops for teachers and train them to become trainers for other teachers. In addition, the project will invite business representatives and authorities to participate in the discussions on the action plan.