Dropping out of school is a real social issue. More than 1 out of 10 young people in EU are school dropouts. Indeed, unemployment amongst young dropouts exceeds 40%. The EU has made the fight against dropping out one of its priorities and aims at reducing the drop-out rate to less than 10% by 2020.

This is what DROP’IN proposes: Formal and non-formal education must meet in order to fight against ESL and to motivate the pupils: creating an innovation by exploiting these two complementary environments. We mean by these motivating youngsters who dropped out, so they can go back to school and become again actor in their learning process.

In practical terms, this includes the introduction of non-formal methods in schools thanks to a partnership between associations, municipalities, universities, parents and schools where teachers and non-formal education experts lead innovation together and collaborate at each step of the project.

The transnational dimension of the project is essential: early school leaving is a reality in the partner countries where policies and experimentations are being implemented in order to reduce the ESL rate. The partnership allows an experimentation in various contexts to provide a suitable solution to European realities (rural environment, urban environment, migrant students ...)


  • To struggle against schools ‘dropping-out;
  • To fight against unemployment due to this issue;
  • To motivate youngsters to become actors in the society and to give them self-confidence;
  • To create a strong relationship between teachers and pupils in order to motivate them and create a feeling of confidence.

General objectives:

    • To collect non-formal education techniques that can be used in schools;
    • To transfer knowledge and know-how from experts to teachers;
    • To strengthen the capacity of teachers to integrate non-formal activities into their professional environment.

Specific objectives:

  • To create a partnership between associations, municipalities, universities, parents and schools. The goal is to create the ability of bringing together and involving the educational community;
  • To make an inventory of the training needs for teachers;
  • To give the possibility to the teachers to participate in a training using only non-formal education methods;


Number: 2018-1-FR01-KA201-047884

Programme: ERASMUS+; KA2-Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices; Strategic Partnerships for School Education

Period:  01.9.2018 – 28.02.2021


Know and Can Association, Bulgaria;







ARNAUDOV”, Bulgaria;



DROP IN logo Copy⏳ It's been a year and a half since the start of one of our favorite projects - Drop'in! 🎉📢👏
Together with our partners from Bulgaria, France, Italy, Belgium and Latvia we have worked hard over the past 18 months to create educational products of the highest quality!📜📖📝
If you missed any of the news on project Drop ' in, you can catch up using the short review of the events so far 👇👇👇

DROP IN logo CopyFrom 7 to 12 October 2019 in Dax, France, the DROP-IN project coordinator Pistes Solidaires, with the support of all partners, organised a training course led by educational experts and specialists in non-formal education. The course was attended by teachers from the partner schools who want to discover, develop and introduce non-formal educational techniques in their classrooms. The aim of the training was to empower the teachers to be key actors in the educational process, encouraging and motivating them to make changes in their own classroom and subsequently in the school environment.

DROP IN logo CopyThe “EDUC’ACTION” catalogue is a product of the project “DROP IN”. It is meant to be used by facilitators, in different subjects, to support them in everyday work with students. The general goal of the innovative tool is to enhance the capacities of the facilitators to stimulate active engagements and to maintain sustainable motivations for learning among the students by using the methods of non-formal education applied in a classroom environment.

DROP IN logo CopyOn 20th and 21st May 2019 Know and Can Association hosted the second partners meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event was attended by representatives of all partner organizations. The main aims of the meeting were to discuss the results of the first project intellectual output and to plan the future steps in relation to the other outputs.

DROP IN logo CopyThe first intellectual output of DROP-IN project is a quantitative and qualitative research on early school leaving (ESL) in the project partner countries (France, Bulgaria, Italy, Latvia, Belgium ) and the national approaches to fight against ESL and address the needs of teachers and other pedagogical experts. The state of the art research was conducted by using a mixture of methods: desk research, focus groups and face-to-face interviews.

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