The flagship School to Work (S2W) was endorsed in 2014 and has since then contributed to transnational learning and presented policy recommendations in the area of education and labour market for young people in the Baltic Sea Region. The flagship addresses specific objectives of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) in the Policy Area Education, Science and Social affairs. Furthermore, the flagship contributes to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030.
The flagship is membership based and strives to improve its members’ ability to smoothen the transition for youth from school to work within the Baltic Sea Region. The flagship is organized in two thematic platforms: prevention of early school leavers and integration of young people in NEET situation. In addition to the two platforms a horizontal action is offering expertise in education and training. School to Work engage members from all countries in the Baltic Sea Region. Members represent local and regional authorities, state agencies, schools, and civil society organisations.
The aims for School to Work are to:
- Stimulate transnational understanding and learning
- Better disseminate successful methods and knowledge
- Inspire new initiatives, projects and partnerships
- Provide a platform for developing and testing measures
- Promote the allocation of funding for transnational activities
- Formulate policy recommendations