Economie et stage observatoire, Ökonomie und Schülerorientierungspraktikum Erasmus Project

General information for the Economie et stage observatoire, Ökonomie und Schülerorientierungspraktikum Erasmus Project

Economie et stage observatoire, Ökonomie und Schülerorientierungspraktikum Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Economie et stage observatoire, Ökonomie und Schülerorientierungspraktikum

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for school education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2014

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation; Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development); New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

Project Summary

The Ecosop project (economie et stage observatoire, economy and orienting internships for school pupils) is supposed, firstly, to create a network between schools and companies, and secondly, to incorporate the process of preparing pupils for Career Choice into the lesson plan in grade 7 to 10. The students are supposed to obtain reliable information about training opportunities in Europe by a conscious Career Choice and by getting to know certain training places. This in depth knowledge shall prevent students without detailed prior experiences from discontinuing their vocational training. Apart from reducing the number of dropouts from education and training, the project aims at diminishing the number of school dropouts, too, by making them understand and appreciate the value of a qualified school education.

Apart from that, the students acquire by the combination of career choice elements and orienting internships abroad additional foreign language skills, moreover, by dealing with the companies and having insight into them, they shall be inspired to reflect if founding their own company could be an option for their later life.

All in all, about 75 people take part in this project, half of them are school pupils.

In addition to several transnational meetings, a curriculum for Career Choice at secondary schools will be developed.

Moreover, recommendations for companies and pupils will be developed with the purpose to help the students get along during the orienting internships abroad. All these materials as well as the evaluation report will be presented to the broad, interested public in Paris, St. Vith and at the Schengenlyzeum in Perl; moreover, they will be made available in printed and in electronic form.

Altogether 45 students aged 16 – 17 will participate in the orienting internship abroad which will last 17 days, including preparation and evaluation, conducted by the accompanying teachers. The students stay with host families and gain insight into the working life of their host country by working on a daily basis seven hours with the companies.

Taking into account the multiplier effect of the participating students in their schools and their social environment, it can be expected that the topics of internships abroad, transnational job training crossing the borders and a solid foundation in language use will become part of their life realities in a sustainable manner.

The aim is to ensure the systematical integration of Career Choice into the curricular development beyond the project in order to become an integral part of the work done by schools. Students, parents and teachers shall experience the added value of this project and practical job training in other countries, which creates without any doubt an added value on a European level, ought to be recognized as valuable and important educational innovation. Thus, the project expands the consciousness of the teachers and contributes to the additional professionalization of the staff.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 175150 Eur

Project Coordinator

Deutsch Luxemburgisches Schengen Lyzeum & Country: LU

Project Partners

  • Landkreis Merzig-Wadern
  • Volksbank Untere Saar eG
  • Zentrum für Aus- und Weiterbildung des Mittelstandes