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Andalucia Second Opportunity Scholarship

Country of implementation
Spain
General short description of the innovation
This measure is a scholarship addressed to give a second opportunity to the effort and capability of the students who left their studies due to diverse reasons, promoting the coming back to the educational system to complete their studies and improving their opportunities of finding a job. The scholarship provides the students the economic resources to face the absence of incomes due to their study dedication.
Target group
Youth
Policy Field
  • education
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
The policy started in 2011, applying to 2011-2012 and has been announced every year. The measure for each year starts in September and finishes in June of the next year (10 months of the school year).
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Temporary
  • Budgets: 12,000,000? for the 2011-2012 announcement. 12,000,000? more for the 2012-2013 announcement and 4,000,000 ? for the 2013-2014 one.
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: 1
  • Spatial coverage: Regional
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The intended objective is to reduce the early school leaving rate to the 15% in Andalucia in 2020 through scholarships that promote the coming back to the educational system of youth that left them to complete their studies.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
To promote the coming back to the educational system of youth that left them to complete
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
To improve the opportunities of the target group of finding a job.
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • services (Education (Training programmes))
Intended target group
Young people (between 18 and 24 years old) who left the educational system without obtaining the High School, the College or Professional Training certificates and are currently unemployed.
Working age population
  • care responsibilities (care for children [0-16/16+], for elderly or other family members) (Being in charge of spouse or one person engaged to by analogous relation, or children or foster children.)
  • educational level (low/medium/high) (Low (youth without obtaining the High School, the College or Professional Training certificates))
  • employment situation (unemployed)
  • family situation (married/separated/single) (Being in charge of spouse or one person engaged to by analogous relation, or children or foster )
  • income level (low/medium/high) (Without incomes or incomes lower than the 75% of the IPREM (Public Income Indicator of Multiple Effects).)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • regional government (The Educational Office)
Intended output
  • services (Education (Training programmes))
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
There are not indicators of labour inclusion rate
Intended and unintended outcomes
Only 54 people (of the 3,000 intended) took part in the programme in the 2011-2012 announcement and 292 people (of the 3,000 intended) in the next year. The 2013-2014 one has not been evaluated yet.
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
If the implemented policy had success, it would have important implications in terms of labour market resilience, giving more labour opportunities to young people through providing them educational and labour skills.
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