PROJECT 3. Social and educational exclusion and inclusion. Social structure in a European knowledge based society.

Project leader: Natalija Vrececr (Slovenian Institute for Adult Education).

GENERAL OBJECTIVES: To study how educational exclusion affects diverse areas of society (i.e. employment, housing, health, political participation) and what kind of educational provision contributes to overcome it.

WP10. State of the Art: EKS and the role of Education

Report 4: Overview of the role of education in the structure of the EKS

This report focuses on the review of the literature about the challenges of European knowledge based society (EKS) and the role of education in it. A particular attention was paid to vulnerability of youth, women, people with disabilities, migrants and ethnic minorities. The contribution of the report is the analysis of the influence of education in vulnerable groups’ trajectories.

WP11. Analysis of the relationship between educational/social exclusion/inclusion in Europe

Working papers on analysis of educational and social exclusion/inclusion.

These reports are based on secondary analysis of existing datasets with the aim to identify the relationship between educational/social exclusion/inclusion in Europe (EU25). Statistics on employment, health, housing, education and political participation were collected from European databases as well as member states databases. These reports contribute to identify key indicators which give relevant information about vulnerable groups’ social and educational exclusion.

WP12. Revision of EU recommendations and directives on the EKS in the diferents areas of society

Working papers on European recommendations on EKS and the impact in their national context

In these working papers the relationship between education and inclusion into/exclusion from four different areas of society (employment, health, housing and social and political participation) was studied, based on policy analysis and 174 open-ended interviews with professionals and policy makers from these four areas, using the critical communicative methodology. The main findings of these working papers was the identification of mixed interventions which are contributing to overcome exclusion on the four areas of society.

WP13. Conclusions

Report 5: Structure of the Knowledge Society and educational inclusion. (Go to results)