Early school leaving is a great problem in our society because of the consequences in the well-being of our fellow citizens and, as educational authorities, it is our duty to tackle this situation by any means necessary. In our “Way back to school” project, we are very fortunate to partner with institutions from the European countries with the lowest early school leaving rates, Croatia and Ireland; with a school from a region in Italy whose worries about the problem equal ours, and with the expertise of a Teaching Training Centre from Spain. All of us together, taking advantage of our organisations’ strengths, share a vision transcending education: have an impact in the lives of our youth.

Kemal ÇİFTÇİ, Director of Education. Coordinator of Way Back to School