Orienta4YEL Final Conference
"Tackling Early School Leaving through ‘orientation’ and ‘tutorial actions’: Findings from the Orienta4YEL project"

On 27th May 2022 is going oto take place the final conference of the Orienta4YEL Project in a hybrid modality. Its purpose will be to discuss the finginds from the Orienta4YEL Project focusing on how to trackling early school leaving through 'orientation' ant 'tutorial actions'.

The conference is specially addressed to teachers, trainers, parents, students, academics, researchers, policymakers, NGOs representatives, policymakers, and experts in the field of early school leaving.

Registration FREE of Charge

Goal and main objectives

The conference will help raise awareness regarding achievements that have already been made in order to prevent and reduce early school leaving in the context of the Orienta4YEL project. The event should help provide guidance for the educational institutions with initiatives aimed at identifying young people at risk of dropping out of school with the aim of prevention.

The conference pursues three specific objectives:

1) To share mechanisms of orientation (understood as learner orientation and guidance process), and tutorial actions that are understood as innovative methods and practices to promote inclusive education and training and foster the education of young people in risk of early school leaving;

2) To present the Strategies for the action which have been designed in the context of the Orienta4YEL project according to a previous diagnostic, to support educational institutions on their task of preventing young people’s risk of early leaving in each one of their specific contexts;

3) To analyze and discuss the reality and perspectives of early school leaving in Europe, as well as, to promote the exchange of experiences and best practices on preventive and intervention measures to reduce (risk of) early school leaving.


08:00 – 09:00      Registration


09.00 – 09:15      Opening ceremony

                              Anca Nedelcu (Vice-Dean, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, U. Bucharest)


09:15 – 10:15      Keynote speech "Preventing early leaving from VET: the European pledge by 2030"

                              Irene Psifidou (Senior Expert, CEDEFOP)


10:15 – 10:45      Coffee break


10:45 – 11:30      Project presentation

                              Patricia Olmos Rueda (Project Co-coordinator,  U. Autònoma de Barcelona)


11:30 – 12:30      A laboratory for reflection on EL (I) - Diagnosis of the current situation across Europe

                              Klaus Ruth (U. of Bremen, Germany)

                              Miruna Luana Miulescu (U. of Bucharest, Romania)

                              Ceri Brown (U. of Bath, United Kingdom)

                              Patricia Olmos Rueda (U. Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)

                              Catarina Frade Mangas (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal)


12:30 – 13:30      Lunch break


13:30 – 15:00      A laboratory for reflection on EL (II) - Results of the implementation of Orienta4YEL strategies

                              Klaus Ruth (U. of Bremen, Germany)

                              Miruna Luana Miulescu (U. of Bucharest, Romania)

                              Ioannis Costas Batlle (U. of Bath, United Kingdom)

                              Aleix Barrera-Corominas (U. Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)

                              Sandrina Diniz Fernandes Milhano (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal)

15:00 – 15:15      Coffee break


15:15 – 16:15       Keynote speech "If you don’t behave, a Gypsy will come steal you! - Possible answers to the question “What you want to be when you grow up?"

                              Gelu Duminică (Executive Director, Împreună – Agency for Community Development)

16:15 – 17:30      Realities and perspectives of early school leaving - Panel with educators


17:30 – 18:00      Closing session

                              Patricia Olmos (Project Co-coordinator, U. Autònoma de Barcelona)

                              Joaquín Gairín (Project Co-coordinator, U. Autònoma de Barcelona)

                              Romiţă Iucu (Local project coordinator, U. of Bucharest)

18:00  – 21:00      Festive dinner



* Local time in Bucharest, Romania (UTC/GMT +3)


Hybrid conference
On-site venue: Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (University of Bucharest)
                        Address: 90, Panduri Boulevard, Bucharest

Online venue: Access to the conference will be send to the 
participants the week before the conference


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