Early School Leaving and Low Academic Achievement is a priority of the Europe 2020 agenda, in terms of addressing issues of poverty and social exclusion. Poor early attachment underpins por emotional resilience and other factors that contribute to early school leaving and social exclusion. Experts claim that attachment theory states that a strong emotional and physical attachment to at least one primary caregiver is critical to personal development. Taking the above, partners have identified the need to tackle this sensitive aspect of education by creating a a resource of best practice non-formal parenting awareness training and support for young people.
The Parenting Awareness for Young Poeople is an Erasmus+ KA2 project carried out by 6 organisations -BUCOVINA, from Romania, IRIS, from Poland, OPENEUROPE, from Spain, European Development Foundation, from Bulgaria, and Kilcooley Womens Centre from Norther Irland, UK- under the coordination of PADM, from the UK. It aims at addressing this issue form a transversal perspective by including different types of organisations with different expertise and scopes of action.
Partners will develop a Best practice training resource (BPTR), which will establish synergies between partners from different cultural backgrounds, working in different fields of education, training and youth. The BPTR will be useful for those working in Higher Education, Youth Work, School Education and in a health and youth related setting. This resource will include a comprehensive evaluation of the different practices exchanged and exploited during the lifetime of the project.
To this end, there will be organised international workshops at each country where partners will learn new strategies and techniques to use upon return with young people in their regular activities.