Rapport and pre-apprenticeship in Switzerland

In August Rapport project was presented to the pre-apprenticeship teachers of Canton Ticino in Gordola, during their yearly meeting. Preapprenticeship in Switzerland is a specific training path, which targets pupils attending the last of year of middle school, and aims at preparing students to professional training.

It was an extremely precious opportunity to make teachers aware of the useful free resources this project is producing, and about how they could be beneficial to their students and teaching activities.

The first interviews were shown to them as an example of the whole set of international and diverse experiences that will soon be at their disposal.

Seed staff members will soon start a fruitful and long lasting cooperation with the teachers in order to make the most out of Rapport outcomes and resources.


Superact’s Dissemination

Superact has taken a slightly different approach to holding dissemination events for the rapport project. We are a community arts organization and are not directly connected to education agencies as other partners are. We therefore decided it would be more effective to go and present the project at some staff meetings with organisations we do have contact with rather than hold a central event. As we get to know more organizations through working on the rapport project we will be able to hold central events at a later date.

We have attended meetings with 3 organizations. The first, with the Targeted Youth Support Office in Taunton, was organized by team head Suzie Figg. We discussed the project and its possible implications of service. This was met with enthusiasm and support. There was a great interest in seeing the films, to try them out.

We also met with the Atkinson Juvenile Secure Unit for 12-17 year olds. This is a social services secure unit. The staff here were intrigued and some have come on to our National committee. The Education Director, Dai Parks, is very keen to try out the films and see what the effects on these very damaged young people might be.

The third was with Somerset College, arranged by Sarah Smith who heads up the Employment office assisting people to look for work and help employers find people. She also runs various training programmes to support people in job hunting skills. Though there was interest in the approach, Sarah felt there would be limited use in her department and suggested we go through the college department dealing with the students at risk and low achievers. We will endeavour to do this for the next dissemination event.

Patsy & Iwan,


Meet Rapport: first event in Italy

On May 14th, the first Rapport project event targeting the Italian audience was held in Rome.
ERIFO chose as a title for the event Meet Network “Paths not to be left”, because the objective of the meeting was to investigate possible prevention interventions and opportunities offered to young people at risk of dropping school, together with institutions and associations involved in the field of education.
Such solutions should make the educational and didactic offer more accessible and increase the quality and status of vocational training courses.


The event aimed at promoting the awareness of available initiatives; starting interacting and cooperating with people and organisations involved in such environment, in order to create postive synergies.
Meet Network “Paths not to be left” was mainly attended by associations working in the field of education and by representatives of several schools.

Second conference in Poland

Konferencja 28.08.2013
On 28 August 2013 the Press Conference “Phenomenon of early school leaving by youth – reasons, consequences and prevention” took place in Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, 4 Trębacka street.

The Conference has been prepared together by Foundation “Institute for Private Enterprise and Democracy” and Association of Drama Practitioners STOP-KLATKA.

Project RAPPORT is realized with the financial support of the European Union

Konferencja 28.08.2013 (1)

First conference in Poland

Konferencja 07.03.2013
On 7 March 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Palace of Culture and Science (Mickiewicz’s Hall) Mr Mieczysław Bąk took part in the debate named „Warsaw education towards challenges of internationalization and needs of the job market” which was opening the 19th International Education Fair PERSPEKTYWY 2013. The debate has been prepared together by Conference of Rectors of Universities in Warsaw, Capital City of Warsaw and Perspektywy Education Foundation.

During the debate, with participation of 30 people, Mr Mieczysław Bąk presented project RAPPORT, its main assumptions and aims.

Project RAPPORT is realized with the financial support of the European Union
Konferencja 07.03.2013(2)

Rapport at ICERI 2013 – Seville

Rapport project will be presented at ICERI 2013!

ICERI 2013, the 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, will be a perfect opportunity to discuss about Rapport project, thanks to the international environment and the opportunity to find out the last developments in the field of teaching methodologies, innovative educational projects, and new technologies in applied to the education and research.

The conference will take place from 18th to 20th November 2013 and will be held in the wonderful city of Seville!

Dissemination event in Hungary


The second chance school – „Belvárosi Tanoda” Foundation High School -organised an open day for experts who are involved in educating and caring disadvantaged young people and interested in preventing early school leaving. Teachers, school directors, social workers, psychologists, student hostel educators participated from various high schools of Budapest.

Under the framework of this open day a dissemination workshop was held about „Rapport” project.

Rapport first interim meeting in Budapest


Last week all Rapport project’s partners gathered in Budapest, Hungary, to take part in the first project’s interim meeting.

Each partner told the whole team the latest project’s results, products and achievements in all partner countries, and we also discussed about next activities and perspectives.

Moreover, we also had the chance to share the first video interviews produced by partners, in order to set common goals to be reached together in the next month, and to publish a high quality educational tool, supporting the fight against early school leaving.

Finally, we all also had a great time in Budapest! Thank to our Hungarian partners, who perfectly organised everything!


First Newsletter EN

The first newsletter of Rapport project is ready!

It provides information about the project and all partner orgnisations; moreover, it contains interesting data about early school leaving in all partner countries, and a short description of the project kick off meeting in Castlbar (Ireland).

Download it and read it! pdf