Fund for Sicilian schools, 250 million for dispersion and structures – BlogSicilia

Thanks to European funds, the region is allocating about 250 million to combat early school leaving and improve school infrastructure.

How the funds will be distributed

In detail, about 100 million euros of the 417 million will be allocated to the “Priority 2 – Education and Training”, provided for by the operational program ESF + 2021-2027 “, will be allocated to the improvement of basic skills and the fight against Early school leaving in Sicily .. The resources will also be used to cover the additional needs of teachers and school operators for the strengthening of the full day in primary and the extension of the day in secondary.

Fund for school staff and innovation

Actions are also planned for school staff for the professional updating and innovation of teaching methodologies and the strengthening of the strategic and administrative governance capacity of the school institution, as well as the internationalization of the school system.

150 million for school infrastructure

At the same time, the new ERDF programming provides resources for an amount of approximately 150 million euros that will support the requalification of school infrastructures and related technological equipment in order to improve the educational approach and integration in local communities. , precisely to combat dispersal. Additional resources are also foreseen for the national program “School and Competences” Fesr-ESF + 21-27 allocated directly by the Ministry of Education.

Aricò, “the region will watch”

“Important resources are on the way for the world of education and training,” says Alessandro Aricò, Councilor for Education and Vocational Training. The Region will monitor the effective effectiveness of the actions carried out to overcome the territorial gaps. Therefore, it becomes essential to intervene with targeted actions in the most disadvantaged contexts of the Sicilian territory for the educational success of the individual student. In recent years, the objectives have been achieved thanks to the networking carried out, which has supported the growth of the territories and has made it possible to foster solidarity and collaborative relationships for the effective educational, cultural and social growth of our children. It is clear that much remains to be done to achieve the European goals, but the path we have started has marked the right path ”.

There are also PNR funds

To these resources are added the approximately 74 million of the PNR allocated to Sicily by the Ministry of Education. The figure, provided for in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, was made available to schools for project interventions that will serve to improve the learning outcomes of students belonging to the age group from 12 to 18 years, to counteract early schooling. dropout and educational poverty and overcoming territorial gaps.

The agreement with the Ministry

The Region of Sicily was a pilot in signing an agreement with the Ministry of Education that provided for system actions to combat early school leaving. Synergistic actions, therefore, that the Musumeci government has launched, making available about 120 million euros for the fight against early school leaving and educational poverty, investing in initiatives that have allowed significant results, such as the improvement of the full day of primary school, recovery of learning delays, training workshops, internships and internships. Resources that allowed to initiate tutoring actions to the most vulnerable students during the pandemic and teacher training.

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