Conference context

 Conference /Conference context

Key Speakers

Paul Dawnes
Özden Bademci
Carmel Cefai

The context of the international conference

International Conference

Policies and practices for the prevention of Early School Leaving

Is organised in the frames of the Forward Looking project


Empathic and supportive teachers – key to quality and efficiency in education (EMPAQT)

The EMPAQT project’s mission is to support the teachers’ qualification enabling them to answer topical challenges of the education, such as disengagement of the youngsters, low self-esteem, absenteeism, premature drop-out from school. Due to the diverse character of the adverse circumstances, which students may face, the EMPAQT project sees the feasible answer for tackling Early School Leaving in the “pedagogy for all” which promotes approaches that benefit all learners, regardless of their socio-economic background or personal circumstances and provides premises for equity and inclusion in education.


The EMPAQT consortium takes the challenge to offer to teachers a new paradigm to teaching, based on development of social and emotional competences of the learners, reflective teaching and learning, empathic and non-violent communication, career guidance, which support students’ personal development.


The project offers bottom-up approach to providing evidence base for innovative reshaping of the teacher’s education and optimizing the continuous professional development agenda of the teachers.


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The International Conference “Policies and practices for the prevention of Early School Leaving” aims to give floor for wider discussion of the suitable policies and educational practices addressing the Early School Leaving and contributing to tackling of this problem.


Тhe project EMPAQT (ref. No 564547-EPP-1-2015-1-BG-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD) is implemented with the support of the European Commission under the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 3: Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects. The texts on this website reflect only the views of their authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.