The Project


In order to define the model, the project partners collected and analysed models to prevent early school leaving realised and/or in progress in their countries as well as in some other European countries.

A total 38 good practices were identified.

Among these, 14 were deemed most interesting for the definition of a model applicable to the Jump@school project and were defined in more detail following a standardised template.

To facilitate the model definition, CIOFS-FP and ZSI identified some criteria for the pre-selection of the projects and the 14 projects were then comparatively analysed.

The most important themes from this analysis emerged as:

  • Using laboratories, conducted by professionals or volunteers, inside or outside of the school
  • Dedicated structures
  • Vocational guidance, support to transition
  • Case management
  • Territorial networks inside and outside the school
  • Mixed individual/group interventions
  • Access to the labour market

From these themes, the use of laboratories, case management and vocational guidance were chosen to be discussed in more detail by the whole consortium at a transnational meeting in Vienna as it was felt that they met the following criteria best: transferability, standardisation, randomisation and cost.

Following the meeting a tailor-made model based on the case management and some group activities was chosen for the Jump@School project.


Activities in the framework of this project are offered to pupils from six schools: two in Italy, two in Spain and two in Turkey; within and outside the school. Given the nature of the project and the consequent financial limitations, it is not possible to propose activities to all students. Therefore, pupils will be randomly selected to take part in the scheme, whereby those selected will be involved to different degrees: some will be involved in some individual and group activities and fill in some questionnaires, some will only complete a couple of questionnaires and others will not be involved in any of these activities.

The activities are conducted by operators experienced in educational work with young people. We call them “JumpOs”, from the project’s name.

The activities include:


which are very important to customise the proposed activities according to the characteristics and preferences of each individual pupil.


which allow students to express themselves through music, videos, narrative, photography, cooking, etc …


in the region, which students can participate following their interests, outside school hours.


which include: the kick-off meeting, guided tours, theme days and final party