10 May, 2018

The Association EPEKA, Soc. Ent., is taking part in the international conference of the Predis project, which will take place in the Atrium of ZRC SAZU (Novi trg 2).

Six million young people (aged 18-24) in the European Union do not complete vocational or other secondary education. As a result, these young people face unemployment, which has a negative impact on the social and economic development of the country. Immigrants and Roma in particular face these problems and also face discrimination in the transition from primary to secondary education. The Education and Training 2020 strategic framework has set a target of reducing the drop-out rate to below 10% by 2020. The European PREDIS project has supported this target and contributed to its success. PREDIS is a forward-looking strategy that aims to improve the social and economic participation of young immigrants and Roma. The project focuses on reducing the drop-out rate from vocational education and improving the transition from primary to secondary vocational education and from secondary school to employment. Innovative pedagogical programmes and methods have been developed in cooperation with teachers, secondary school teachers, programme planners, professionals working with adolescents, employment agencies and employers. We have provided secondary vocational education professors and other education professionals with the latest information in the field and a blended learning course.

The final conference of the international Predis project, involving a consortium of five European partners at local, city, national and international level, aimed at presenting the final intellectual outcome of the three-year project, including presentations on modern methods for better transition to vocational education, empowerment and integration strategies for immigrants and Roma, and new and innovative approaches for successful integration into the labour market by different educational organisations.

Jerica Lorenci will give a lecture on “Non-formal education for young Roma”.

The Association EPEKA, Soc. Ent., is supported by: