The aim of the transnational cooperation is to create a forum for mutual learning and capacity building and a toolkit on how to support students with psychosocial problems to overcome their difficulties and regain education or training. We will exchange experience with partners with the objective to strengthen empowerment and peer support for education. The means to achieve this goal are individual supported education, mentorship, innovative solutions via digital platforms.
The methods we want to develop are based on the concepts of Supported Education which involves peer support and interventions from families, associations and structures outside the school system. We intend to play a complementary role to the Baltic Sea Strategy flagship School 2 Work, by focusing on NEETs with psychosocial problems and by bringing in civil society in support to earlys school leavers. Background RSMH intends to work closely with the project School 2 Work, a flagship of the European Union Strategy of the Baltic Sea (EUSBSR). It is managed by the Swedish Association for Local and Regional Authorities (SKL), focusing early school leaving and so called NEETs (young people not being in employment, education or training).
A driving force in our projects is to let persons from civil society help the students. Our projects have also involved gaming and digital storytelling via podcasting and a price winning mobile app developed for young persons with psychosocial problems. The purpose is to support motivation for work and education. This part of the project enables easier access to information on participation in social action and leisure or sports.