THRIVE – Training Hope, Wellbeing, and Resilience in Vulnerable Early school leavers

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  • Create an innovative online training programme for educators of early school leavers (ESLs);
  • Support trained educators apply new skills to develop the resilience and wellbeing of ESLs;
  • Assist ESLs’ build the skills required to benefit from education, training and employment opportunities;
  • Foster the creation of safe learning training environments and positive learner-trainer relationships to increase ESLs’ motivation to remain involved with second chance education.


  • Researching existing best-practice approaches to develop trauma-sensitive second chance education environments for ESLs and effective strategies for increasing their resilience and wellbeing;
  • Carrying out a needs-assessment with practitioners and ESLs;
  • Training workshop in Italy: a five-day Train the Trainers workshop to train those who will deliver the pilot programme in each partner country;
  • Piloting the draft online THRIVE Training Programme for practitioners with 10 educators in each partner country;
  • Developing the final online educational platform which will contain the THRIVE Training Programme and other project information.



  • Acquisition of new skills and knowledge for educators working with ESLs
  • Enhanced international cooperation and dissemination of good practices in the field of trauma sensitivity, positive psychology, and social and emotional literacy
  • Fostered resilience, positivity, employability skills, and overall wellbeing, of ESLs


The project

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Date of the project

01/10/2018 – 30/11/2020

DG of reference

DG EACEA, Erasmus+, Key Action 204 – Strategic Partnerships for adult education




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