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Newsletter No 4: December 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.

Disadvantaged migrants and Roma youngsters are affected by disproportionately high levels of early disengagement from school and VET. Consequently, these youngsters face deprivation and unemployment, which in turn, influences the social and economic development of a country. The PREDIS Project responds to this challenge by specifically working towards keeping disadvantaged youngsters in school and helping them to successfully transition and complete VET.

The consortium has developed a Blended-Learning Course (BLC, 10 month) for trainers of vocational education and other multipliers. The online part has now started and the first total evaluation of participants’ perspectives has been completed. The online BLC consists of a toolkit with six modules delivering:  Background information, pedagogical knowledge and innovative methods as well as empowerment regarding the secondary target (migrants/Roma). Also highlighted are the structural parameters of Roma and migrants; intercultural and conflict management competences; new approaches for successful labour market integration and finally; new methods for a better transition into VET. The participants’ experience professional development, practice what they have learnt in their everyday work and provide evaluative feedback, which the consortium uses to modify contents of the module. The final products will be compiled into a handbook consisting of a summary of key concepts and a toolkit with a comprehensive version. All will be available for downloading from the PREDIS website.


Learn more about the Project and the Blended Learning Course

Visit our Website!


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.