CARMA Project – Palermo, Italy
The main aim of the CARMA project is to develop new non-formal learning techniques which will transform school practices. The strategies are being developed as part of an overall EU strategy to reduce early school leaving to below 10%. With pilot schemes already launched in Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey, positive results already indicate changes in the attitudes of pupils, with many actively looking forward to their next non-formal lessons. Staff have also benefitted from specialised training and open dialogue with experts in the field of non-formal education in an international setting. CARMA will use the findings from the pilot phase of the project to provide recommendations at the national level for how to best combat early school leaving with non-formal education.