Registration is possible until 8 January 2018.

Monday 22nd of January 2018

14h45 - 15h15: Welcome coffee and registration

15h15 - 15h30: Introduction project EU project officer Monica Menapace and Prof. dr. Christiane Timmerman

15h30 - 17h00: Session 1: Early school leaving from a systematic (comparative) perspective & Session 2: Vocational education and training and early school leaving

17h00 - 17h30: Afternoon high tea

17h30 - 18h30: Keynote: Prof. dr. Paul Downes

18h30 - 19h15: Panel I – ESL: a pressing issue for Europe in challenging times


Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

8h30 - 9h00: Welcome coffee

9h00 - 10h30: Session 3: Processes of school (dis)engagement & Session 4: Understanding processes leading to early school leaving

10h30 - 11h00: Coffee break

11h00 - 12h30: Session 5: Ethnic minorities in education & Session 6: Social inclusion and exclusion in education


13h30  -15h00: Session 7: Ethnic diversity in the classroom & Session 8: Family and school relationships

15h00 - 15h30: Coffee break

15h30 - 16h30: Keynote: Prof. dr. Russell W. Rumberger

16h30 - 17h15: Panel II – Bringing ESL protagonists to the core of debate: youth’s perspectives and trajectories in education and training

18h30: Conference diner (included)


Wednesday 24rd of January 2018

8h30 - 9h00: Welcome coffee

9h00 - 10h30: Session 9: Transitions and trajectories in- and outside of mainstream education & Session 10: Transitions into the labour market

10h30 - 11h00: Coffee break

11h00 - 12h30: Session 11: Compensatory pathways to prevent early school leaving & Session 12: Educational policies and their impact on (reducing) early school leaving

12h30 - 12h45: Introduction policy briefs Prof. dr. Maurice Crul

12h45 - 13h30: Panel III - Which strategies to tackle ESL? Possible paths for enhanced equality and citizenship