Choices Programme

Where
Portugal
When
2016
Who
High Commission for Migration (www.acm.gov.pt).
Key objectives of the measure:

The Choices Programme (www.programaescolhas.pt) is a nationwide Programme which aims to promote the social inclusion of children and young people from vulnerable socio-economic backgrounds, aiming for equality of opportunities and the reinforcement of social cohesion.

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The Choices Programme developed by the High Commission for Migration (www.acm.gov.pt), promotes the social inclusion of children and young people (6 to 30 years) from vulnerable socio-economic contexts particularly descendants of immigrants and ethnic minorities. In this Programme, local projects are design to match the specific needs of the people to whom it is directed and have a strong emphasis in school support to increase academic success. The Programme aims to fight against early school leaving by promoting non-formal education, vocational training, community participation, digital inclusion and empowerment.

The sixth generation of this Programme will run from 2016 until 2018, currently with 90 approved projects, involving around 75.000 participants.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The Programme aims to fight against early school leaving by promoting non-formal education, vocational training, community participation, digital inclusion and empowerment.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Information not available.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain