Profession Challenge in Europe - Be the Architect of your Future

Erasmus+ | Strategic Partnership (KA2) 2015-2017
Zespol Szkol Ogolnoksztalcacych nr 4 w Bydgoszczy (PL)
Partner countries
Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria
Project website
Encouraging self improvement - positive attitude - strategies & good practices early school leaving.

Early school leaving is often caused by disparities affecting disadvantaged learners. They decide to give up on their education as they cannot handle the failures and because they do not know who to turn to for help.
They feel abandoned and simply withdraw not being able to find solutions on their own.
Students from partners countries will have a chance to experience the world from another perspective (being a part of an exchange program and sharing the life of their partners), break stereotypes and become more tolerant and open to differences.
In partner schools there are students with special needs and students that risk social exclusion. Some students’ families have not got florid finances, so this project will give them the possibility to improve their English, increase their interests and motivation, develop international understanding and cooperation and enlarging their cultural horizons. This project can also give our students the opportunity to compare their culture, customs and knowledge with peers living in other countries of Europe.


  • Promote positive attitude towards school and education;
  • Encourage understanding about self-improvement;
  • Raise awareness of critical age phenomenon;
  • Develop innovative strategies and methods in problem solving;
  • Encourage students to talk about their feelings and emotions;
  • Enable students to discover strategies of effective time management;
  • Provide students with a possibility to present their findings to European audience;
  • Study the educational systems of different countries;
  • Exchange best practices;
  • Develop students' and teachers' ICT skills;
  • Improve students' and teachers' competence of English;
  • Disseminate the results to the partners' local and national communities and to the Erasmus + community;
  • Motivate students to strive for a higher level of education.

Target groups
Students, teachers (secundary level).

Students will become more aware of their weaknesses and abilities, they will develop socially due to the fact that they will be introduced to new teaching systems and new environments. Both students and teachers will use the potential of good practises and will learn form each other. Project with international scope always result in developing students' self-esteem.
Results on the completion/ Longer Term Benefits- creating educational tools to be used in every partner school, adapting the examples of good practices from each other, establishing a long-lasting cooperation and support between partner schools.
Gaining knowledge on local job market, and the awareness about the necessity of long-learning to fit the changing employment trends.


Impact on teachers:

  • Improved understanding on critical age symptoms and behaviors;
  • Expanded skills to cope with a stressed student;
  • Increased ability to meet student needs;
  • Enhanced cooperative working strategies;
  • Incorporating each other's teaching and learning activities.

Impact on students:

  • Improved selfconfidence;
  • Increased desire to succeed;
  • Increased confidence in hard and stressful subjects;
  • Better stress management;
  • Improved communication and language skills;
  • Enhanced understanding of the need for cooperative working in all levels,;
  • Established independent learning strategies;
  • Increased awareness of possibilities of future education and employment in other countries;
  • Enhanced recognition of the importance of being a tolerant European citizen.

Impact on participating organisations:

  • Expanded range of opportunities to complement the policies and procedures of each school;
  • Improved connection between the school and the wider community,
    Improved curricula in all the schools by focusing on the project's objectives,;
  • Enhanced quality of the teaching and learning process;
  • Enhanced ability to apply for projects and funding;
  • Expanded network of potential partners.


studenten, onderwijsbegeleiders