Dropping the baggage – Investing in the future

The project is being implemented under the Erasmus+ program, by 8 organizations and educational institutions from Netherlands, Greece, Finland, United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal. The aim of the project is to

  • empower educators identify and recognise VET students who are in danger of falling out on vocational education.
  • improve students´ 21st century skills, in a way that will help them set goals, invest in their future and rethink on how they look at themselves.
  • to develop tools that will help teachers encourage students to drop their negative baggage, take ownership of their learning and develop hidden strengths that will help them succeed in working life and in life in general.
  • to change existing mindsets, ways of educating and teaching and make teachers facilitators of learning in a way that encourages students to open their minds to the way they look at their own role in the learning process.
  • to change the approach of learning to a more holistic approach in which the social context and the problems in which the students find themselves is taken into consideration when setting up personal study plans and when setting aims for school performance.
target groups


  • Students
  • VET providers
  • VET teachers
  • Youth workers


  • Educational providers in VET
  • Teachers’ assistants
  • Job coaches

Other stakeholders

  • Stakeholders who play a role in educating VET students
Dropping the baggage outputs

The outputs of the  Dropping the baggage project are the following:

Strength     Collaboration    Respect    (self)Evaluate    Achieve Motivate

The method will focus on how to help VET students drop their baggage and invest in their future.

An online guidance manual/webpage will be developed that will focus on how VET providers, teachers, teachers’ assistants, job coaches, youth workers and the students themselves can change their negative baggage into something positive through the S.C.R.E.A.M.! Method

Dropping the baggage material



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