Name: UP2B - Boosting Up School Education towards European Citizenship and Labour Market Inclusion

Early school leaving (ESL) is a multi-faced and complex problem caused by mixture of personal, social, economic, education or family-related reasons. Schools play an important role in addressing ESL but they cannot and should not work in isolation. There is a need to adopt a more flexible approach and to combine the forces of various stakeholders in the process of reducing ESL at EU level – students, parents, teachers and pedagogical staff, business sector and labour market operators, policy makers and non-formal education institutions.

UP2B objectives are:
-To enhance school attractiveness, diminishing rates of demotivation and absence and rates of ESL
-To facilitate the relationship and the transition between school and the labour market
-To increase students’ sense of citizenship by generating awareness about the labour market
-To increase the sense of European Citizenship and its core values of equity, namely concerning Gender, Minorities and Human Rights, as fundamental Educational aspects

Target groups:
• Students 12-16 y.o.
• Teachers, trainers, pedagogical staff
• School communities (managers, administrative staff; educational councellors; parents)
• Operators on the labour market


• An online platform of pedagogical resources to be fed and used by teachers

• A Manual that will highlight the relationship between multiple school subjects and a set of professions

• A Compendium with pedagogical tools related to the Citizenship and the Labour Market – short, practical and attractive activities aiming to increase the motivation and participation of the students

• An Online Compendium - ready-made digital activities to boost up the classroom environment



№: 2019-1-PT01-KA201-061346
Programme: Erasmus+, KA2, Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices, Strategic Partnerships for School Education
Duration: 31.12.2019 - 29.6.2022

APLOAD Lda – Portugal;
Universidade do Porto – Portugal;
Terras Dentro – Portugal;
Know and Can Association – Bulgaria;
University of Çukurova – Turkey;
Çukurova Kaymakamligi – Turkey;
BrainLog – Denmark;
Rigas Pardaugavas Pamatskola – Latvia;
CETEM – Spain

Website: http://up2b.eu/

Despite the unusual situation, the UP2B project partnership continues the work on the project implementation!
Last friday, we had an online meeting with our partners in order to discuss what we've done until this moment and how we can organize our future activities considering the impact of Covid-19 pandemic at national and international level.

The partnership decided to ask the Portuguese National Agency for a prorogation of the project with 6 additional months. In event this request is accepted, it will take the ending date of the project to the 29th December 2022 (instead of the current 29th/June/2022) which will also allow to have one additional school period to test/use the outputs.

The next steps before the partnership will be the development of the networking platform and teaching tools repository - IO1 – ‘School & Job’ Community of Practice (CoP) and Active Repository of Teaching Tools and IO2 – ‘School & Job’ Matching Handbook, covering the widest range possible of school subjects (STEM, Arts, Sports, Citizenship, and other). 

The next face to face partnership meeting was planned for 12th-13th October 2020 in Riga, Latvia. Due to the uncertain situation regarding international travel, it will be postponed.

More information could be found on the project website: https://up2b.eu/


On 12th February 2020 Know and Can travelled to one of its favourite destinations – the magnificent and colourful city of Porto, Portugal! The reason was to take part in the kick-off meeting of its brand new project – UP2B Boosting Up School Education towards European Citizenship and Labour Market Inclusion which was organised on 13th and 14th February 2020. We were very glad to meet again some of our oldest and most reliable partners and to meet some new ones as well.


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