The European Commission has published a resolution on tackling early school leaving as a key contribution in the Europe 2020 agenda. Among its main recommendations, Learning Communities – the educational project that gathers the successful educational actions identified and analysed in Includ-ED-, are proposed as a favourable context to reduce school drop out, highlighting the relevance of community commitment for school quality.


Schools as ‘learning communities’ agree on a common vision, basic values and objectives of school development. It increases the commitment of pupils, teachers, parents and other stakeholders and supports school quality and development. ‘Learning communities’ inspire both teachers and pupils to seek improvement and take ownership of their learning processes.

It creates favourable conditions also for reducing school drop-out and for helping pupils at
risk of dropping out.