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Understanding early school leavers

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The project will analyse Early School Leaving (ESL) from a holistic perspective. It will aim to detail the specific combinations of variables and contexts influencing a pupil's decision to leave school or training early. The project will also focus on the vulnerable group of youngsters that leave education or training early and are then identified as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).

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Ensuring the financial sector supports innovation

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The three-year FINNOV project, which finished in 2012, examined the links between the financial sector and the real economy, raising provocative questions such as whether this sector has facilitated or impeded industrial innovation. The project investigated how European governments and institutions can ensure that the financial system supports innovation in sustainable and equitable ways. Moreover, FINNOV identified the technological and market conditions which foster innovation and growth.

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