Early Warning, Early Solution:
Early school leaving (ESL) is one of the main challenges of education which causes unemployment, social exclusion. The Early Warning Systems (EWS) refer to different methods and routines aimed at identifying and responding to early signs of ESL. The intention is to provide timely and targeted support for pupils at risk of ESL. "Absenteeism, marks- exam results of pupils, social, family-related and emotional factors, critical life events (including traumatic events) on the personal development of a young person" may be the signals of ESL. An effective EWS system detects these signal and take effective precautions.The EWES project aims to define Early Warning Systems , create awareness and share best practices in order to reduce Early School Leaving.The Project consortium is consisted of five schools from Turkey, Poland, Lithuania, Romania and Portugal. There has been established a study group from 3 staff of 5 countries. The project will report the best practices using critical incident and scientific research methods.In the project 500 hundred parents has been visited and 225 teachers attended the meetings.The link between education and employment is well established and for young people making their transition from school to work, qualification levels do have an impact on unemployment rates. The project envisaged those impacts among the target group at local,regional and EU level: -Smooth transition from education to work -Less youth unemployment -Better skill matching between world of labour and education -Higher competitiveness -Strong partnerships at all governance levels -Leverage of public and private funding -Improved image of apprenticeships Firstly, the expected impact for participants - better point of view and understanding of education, how it's directly related to the quality of life (labor market, occupation, salary, employment, satisfaction level of life); for participating organizations would become more reliable if the quantity of students decrease after the implementation of project. Positive impact will be visible not only the education institution, but relevant stakeholders, of course, in longer period. Higher qualification and better educated students will enter the labour market. When we reduce chronic absence we improve graduation rates, increase academic achievement and give young people the best chance at success in their adult life. The project will contribute to establish better Early Warning Systems in the future.