Center for Policy Studies Participates in 6.48 Million-Euro Project

CEU’s Center for Policy Studies is collaborating with seven universities in the Reducing Early School Leaving in the EU ( research project, which received a total of €6,483,000 in funding through the European Commission’s 7th Framework Program. The project aims to provide insights into the mechanisms and processes that influence a student’s decision to leave school or training early, as well as into the decision of school leavers to enroll in alternative learning arenas unrelated to a regular school. will also- focus on students who left education or training early, and are identified as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training), because these are among the most vulnerable young people in Europea. The research will be conducted in 18 regions across nine European countries. CPS Research Fellows Julia Szalai and Agnes Kende will take part in the project. For more information, see