The main deliverable of the ‘Pathways’ initiative will be a Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation, to be adopted in 2022. The proposed Recommendation will outline policy guidance for Member States on concrete strategies and actions to reduce early leaving education and training and help all pupils reach a certain level of proficiency in basic skills and complete upper secondary education. The proposed Recommendation will provide a framework for action at school and system level, structured around four pillars (monitoring, prevention, intervention and compensation); it will target specifically disadvantaged groups more at risk of underachievement and early school leaving (e.g. students with disabilities or with migrant background, ethnic minorities, low-educated families, or people living in remote areas).
Against this backdrop, the workshop brought together a broad spectrum of expertise, from policy-makers to educators and other practitioners, representatives of main educational stakeholders, as well as academics, conducting a first exchange of reflections on the initiative.
On the basis of these reflections made, EFEE published a statement on the initiative, which can be accessed via this link..