Events School to Work

Since 2014, SALAR has driven activities that call for closer cooperation among municipalities, public institutions and civil society organizations in the Baltic Sea Region. The aim has been to share information and initiate joint projects.

Flagship School to Work has two main types of activities. One type of them is development and support for members, and the second one is awareness raising about prevention of early school leaving, integration of young people in NEET situation, and integration of newly arrived refugees. In addition, Flagship facilitates cooperation among members to develop and implement project initiatives.

Plans for 2018

In 2018, we have planned to expand Flagship´s work in field of support and development, as well as awareness raising about methods and measures that serve as best examples in the Baltic Sea Region and can be adapted in other Member States of the European Union.
You are welcome to participate in activities that would inspire, investigate and develop methods and approaches of our members.

  • February: introduction meeting in Latvia about attractiveness of vocational education and prevention of early school leaving,
  • March: study visit to Lithuania or Sweden to look into best examples that prevent early school leaving,
  • March: seminar in Rostock about methods of integration of newly arrived refugees,
  • May: two training sessions for specialists (e.g. coaches) who work with newly arrived refugees in Turku and eventually in Malmö,
  • June: School to Work Conference in Stockholm,
  • September: meeting in Brussels with relevant EU and local stakeholders; Appreciative Inquiry and Fire Works -training in Stockholm,
  • October: study visit to learn about methods of integration of newly arrived refugees.

Please note that these events are preliminary. To receive updated information about upcoming events, you can:

  1. become a member of the Flagship School to Work,
  2. or apply for newsletter via the website www.s2wflagship.eu,
  3. or contact directly the leader of the Flagship or coordinators of Knowledge Platform.

Highlights of 2017

  • Introduction meeting with the Board of the Union of Baltic Cities in Kristiansand, February.
  • Study visit to Hamburg with a special focus on one-stop guidance centres and youth transition to work in April.
  • Seminar Powerful Connections for a Holistic School to Work Transition during the annual Forum of EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in June.
  • Conference Flagship “School to Work”: Collaboration for Improvements in Stockholm, June.
  • Introduction meeting in Vilnius with interested parties from Lithuania, September.
  • Workshop State of the Youth Guarantee in Baltic Sea Region in Växjö, October.
  • Study visit to Tartu with a special focus on work of youth specialists, activities within youth guarantee and youth activity centres in November.
  • Study visit to Turku with a focus on one-stop guidance centres, attractiveness of vocational education and activities for migrants in November.

If you are interested to participate in the events organized by the Flagship School to Work, you are welcome to contact Knowledge Platform coordinators Matti Mäkelä and Anastasiia Klonova.

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