RUSESL

Reducing Early School Leaving with the Practice Enterprise Concept

Working Together to Reduce ESL

The RUSESL project consortium consists of 9 partners from Germany, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and Lithuania . EUROPEN-PEN International, with over 25 years experience and Practice Enterprise locations in over 40 countries worldwide, leads the project.

Project Partners:

Project Coordinator
EUROPEN-PEN International e.V., Germany

National Partners
Fundacio Inform, Spain
Istituto Don Calabria, Italy
Bulgarian Centre of Training Firms, Bulgaria
Lithuanian Practice Enterprise Association, Lithuania

School Partners
Escola Tècnico Professional Xavier, Spain
ITES Roberto Valturio, Italy
SOU Asen Zlatarov, Bulgaria 
Vilnius Tourism and Commerce School, Lithuania

The project partners aim to study, design and create a Practice Enterprise model that will contribute to the development of social, ICT and entrepreneurial skills in upper secondary students of 16-19 years old with a high risk to be early school leavers. The outcomes of the project are to be applied on a European and international scale.

The proposal consists of an innovative educational path including the acquisition of language, ICT and social skills to help to increase the self-esteem of students and to and encourage teamwork and cooperation. Through the simulation of a real-world business environment, to increase management and administrative skills; build entrepreneurial mind-sets and stimulate innovation and creativity.