All participating countries in GOETE have been busy during the past months with activities aiming at the dissemination of the project findings both into the scientific community and to policy and practice concerned with children’s and young people’s educational trajectories inside and outside school, on the local, regional, national and European level.

Through a variety of forms, tools and channels chosen in order to secure widest possible representation, GOETE partners first organised meetings and round tables on educational topics starting from the local case studies conducted and whenever possible drawing on existing working groups or committees within the local context as well as involving all actors concerned with education.

In this way, contextualised findings and recommendations emerging from the comparative analysis were fed into the local process. In the current second phase of the work, partners are documenting the activating research and feeding it back into the analysis process (in the thematic reports being currently produced). Particularly interesting is the editing of a video film with contributions from all countries involved (see also the GOETE channel on YOUTUBE) and an edited book including students’ essays, art collage, etc. as well as statements from all different categories of actors.

One further important activity of the GOETE Consortium was a general meeting held in Warsaw, Poland, from October 04th to 06th 2012. Prof. Dr. Piotr Bledowski and his team at the Warsaw School of Economics warmly welcomed representatives from all partner teams who attended the meeting to discuss research related issues such as thematic and comparative analysis as well as dissemination strategies and activities of the GOETE project.

One important issue discussed during the meeting revolved around the preparation of a European Policy Seminar to be held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The international conference titled ‚Youth and Educational Disadvantage: Governance of Access, Coping, and Relevance of Education in Europe’ and will take place on March 21st, 2013. During the conference research results of the GOETE project will be presented and discussed. At the centre of attention will be a dialogue between research, practice and policy on the topic. For more information please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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