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Newsletter No. 3:  Oct. 2017

PREDIS Project

PREDIS – Prevention of Dropout from Vocational Education through Inclusive Strategies of Migrants and Roma is a project funded by the European Commission and coordinated by Professor Dirk Lange at the Leibniz University of Hannover. The project aims to strengthen the key competences of VET trainers, teachers and other educationists in order to  help them better support disadvantaged youth of a migration and Roma background in facilitating their successful transition to Vocational Education and Employment. To fulfil this objective, PREDIS is developing a Blended Learning Course (BLC). The BLC is a professional development course that consists of an in-classroom phase and an online phase. The third PREDIS Newsletter informs about our recent in-classroom training phase of our Blended Learning Course.

Consortium partners organized in-classroom training sessions, which involved teachers, researchers and VET trainers. The in-classroom trainings in Germany took place in Hannover, at the Leibnitz University. The Slovenian and Italian consortium partners delivered a joint training in Ljubljana, Slovenia. While the Romanian partners delivered their training in Bucharest and Buzea county. The training took place in August, September and October 2017. The Austrian partners’ in-classroom training is coming up.

The purpose of the in-classroom training phase is twofold. First, it is to transfer new knowledge, innovative contents and methods to participants. The interactive course setting facilitates an exchange of experiences and insights. It is combined with reflective exercises and activities which provide the opportunity for experiencing practical application. Second, during the in-classroom training, participants evaluate the contents of PREDIS modules developed by consortium partners. The evaluation examines the applicability of contents in praxis. Afterwards, the participants’ evaluative feedback is incorporated into the further modification of the PREDIS toolkit.  Following the in-classroom training is the 9-months online Blended Learning Course, which has started already.

Training activities were evaluated as particularly effective in impacting knowledge and action skills on prevention of early school leaving, support of at risk students and VET trainees as well as fighting discrimination, prejudices, stereotypes, understanding and reflecting power and own privilege.


Learn more about the Project and the Blended Learning Course

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Contact the PREDIS Team

c/o Dr. Barongo-Muweke



Project Coordinator:

Dirk Lange

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Institute of Didactic of Democracy 

Institute of Political Science



This project has been funded with the support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.