EMO2C: Emotional Intelligence and social skills for Second Chance Education Students

EMO2C wants to create specific training on EQ and social skills to reinforce their individual attitudes and, then, their chances to access the labour market. It is not only a matter of technical or professional skills, but also the skills and behaviours that will help them in their personal fulfilment and, later, in their job search and participation in civil society.

About the Project

According to Eurostat, in October 2020 3.1 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU (a rate of 17.5%). These figures take on a dramatic tone in Mediterranean countries such as Spain, where the rate reaches 40.4%, or more than 30% in Greece or Italy, while Lithuania (27.1%) also suffer from this scourge above the EU average (17.5%). This is in any case a dangerous and particularly unacceptable figure for such an important population group. These numbers are even harsher among low-skilled young people, many of whom joined the labour market in the midst of the economic recession of the past decade and are now suffering the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic. 

What are Second Chance Schools?

What is the concept of Second Chance Schools?

The concept of E2C first emerged from a European Commission initiative in response to the emergence of the information society and the challenge it represents for the education system. E2Cs are a series of structured entities in different EU countries, but their model is also extensible to the training programmes developed by many public and private organisations with the same target group and the same objectives. Most times, young people who come to an E2C feel excluded from society, expelled from the education and work system, frustrated and emotionally battered by the crisis or personal circumstances that affect their professional life.

What are the aims and methods of Second Chance Schools?

• A Committed partnership with local authorities, social services, associations, and the private sector

• Teaching and counselling approach focused on the needs, wishes, and abilities of individuals pupils and stimulation of active learning of their parts

• Flexible teaching modules allowing combinations of basic skills development with practical training in and by enterprises

• A central role for the acquisition of skills in and through information and communications technology and other new technologies

What are the target groups of Second Chance Schools?

• Young people between 16 and 29 years old who have been left out of the education system or the labour market.
• VET and Second Chance Schools trainers

Consortium Main Goals

To give visibility to the purpose and work of E2C, both of those established as well as of the public and private entities that carry out the same task.

Raise awareness of the importance of IE and soft skills in the target group.

Develop concrete and effective solutions to the problems of early school leaving and youth unemployment.

Incorporate specific measures to ensure access for young people at risk or in a situation of social exclusion.

Enable the development of the E2C model and its economic sustainability in the EU.

Develop concrete and effective solutions to the problems of early school leaving and youth unemployment.

To promote international cooperation in this field.

Enable young people with lack of skills or qualifications to successfully gain access to education programmes or to the labour market.

Strengthen the competences and qualifications of E2C educators.