Target groups

Target groups have been identified based on the principle that the trials should reach these groups that are mostly in need of educational guidance (due to their social-economic status) and that have the lowest participation in adult learning. In all partner countries these groups are not covered by the systems that are in place and/or the existing systems are not adapted to the specific needs of the target groups.

The consortium has decided that the selected sample will be kept small in order to guarantee an intensive guidance pathway together with longitudinal evaluation of individuals. Additionally, as the rationale of the evaluation is to identify conditions and criteria of success throughout the processes rather than focusing on the outcomes in quantitative terms, the trials will strongly focus on setting up and optimizing these processes.

Partner country Size of sample Features of sample
Czech Republic

2 regions, 2 sites:

100 adults

Adults   with no or low qualifications; early school leavers; immigrants; persons with   criminal record

Flanders

2 regions, 2 sites:

200 adults

Early   school leavers (age 18-25)

Low   skilled adults (without degree of higher secondary education) including   immigrants/foreign language speakers

Iceland

2 regions, 2 sites

100 adults

Immigrants,   detainees, adults with low basic skills and unqualified job seekers
Lithuania

2 regions, 2 sites

100 adults

Early   school leavers, low skilled/low qualified
The Netherlands

2 regions, 2 networks:

200 adults

Non-migrants   low skilled, employed and unqualified adults

Slovenia

2 regions, 2 sites

150 adults

immigrants,   unqualified job-seekers, low-skilled workers, older people – 50+