Plug In - prevents early school leaving at upper secondary level

Sweden has a large number of students with high levels of absenteeism and who leave upper secondary school without final grades providing basic qualifications for higher education.

In the long term, many of these students risk being excluded from society, with no foothold in the labour market. Incomplete grades and students leaving upper secondary school early are one of the most important issues facing both the education system and society at large.
Hence the Plug In project.

The first round of the project took place between 2012 and 2014. The continuation, Plug In 2.0, kicked off at the beginning of the autumn term 2015. The main focus of the new project is on continuing work with and development of the Plug In areas that have met with success; the ambition being to attain national and international success in terms of strategic effect.  At local level the project is aimed at playing a positive role in the private lives of these young adults. It is expected that the project will reach about 3 000 young adults spread over some 40 municipalities during the project period.

The initiative has been awarded support from the European Social Fund.

Knowledge and inspiration at is a digital platform focusing on the school dropout issue. The website was initiated and built up within the framework of Plug In and will continue to be a hub for the early school leaving issue in Sweden.
The site provides information about developments and research in this field. You can read about and find inspiration from how other municipalities are working to reduce truancy, find more effective study plans for new arrivals and support young people who have dropped out by persuading them to resume their studies or find other occupations.

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