bridges to the future
“Young people from different countries are building bridges between them which in a near future shall lead to common solutions to the problems analysed.”
What is the project Bridges to the Future?
Bridges to the Future is a 3-year European project which gathers 5 partner schools from Leuwaarden (the Netherlands), Redruth (Great Britain), Halle/Westfalen (Germany), Sciacca (Sicily, Italy) and Wiltz (Luxembourg).
The three main subjects of the project are social inclusion, early school leaving and juvenile delinquency.
Social inclusion, the subject treated in year 2015/2016, is first of all about presenting the situation of the minorities in the participating countries.
Secondly, the partners will consider the reactions of the native population, the humanitarian organisations and the State. The fundamental issue is how to encourage the integration of the immigrant population, this being a current topic due to the influx of immigrants these days.
The second subject to be approached in 2016/2017 is early school leaving.
Why do certain young people leave school early? What is their profile? What consequences can their early school leaving have? What are the means to avoid this phenomenon? How can their return to school be organised? How can their chances of success on the labour market be strengthened?
Finally, in year 2017/2018 it’s the turn of juvenile delinquency with the following questions: What are the reasons for some young people to become criminal? How could they be remedied? Is there a relation between early school leaving and the ethnical and cultural background of these young people?
The main target of the project Bridges to the Future will be to draw attention to all these questions, to collect, at country level, precise data on the different subjects, to compare these data with the data collected by the partner schools and to offer solutions at European level. This explains the name of the project.
Furthermore, the work carried out will be presented by the students to the general public through a cross-border cooperation with the partner schools and the external stakeholders.