Project: Ação Educar e Formar para Inserir (AEFI, ingl. Educate and Train to Include)


The AEFI is structured in three distinct but complementary axes:

Personal Axis

Component of complementary training that involves the psychosocial monitoring (based on the elaboration of individual plans for each trainee, with their own contribution, that of the team and the partners involved) and the implementation/development of a Personal and Social Skills Training Programme.

In this Component, active and participatory methodologies are used, such as group dynamics and role plays in order to give voice and stimulate the participation of young people, enhancing the applicability in their daily life. On the other hand, as a means of strengthening relational skills pedagogical recreational techniques are used, namely: socio-educational visits, workshops and controlled risk activities.

Schooling Component

Component where the school contents are taught (modular training that gives the level of the 4th, 6th and 9th grade of schooling), which does not obey the logic of the school year and which allows to personalize the path of each student.

Professional Component

Component aimed at the acquisition of professional skills necessary for integration into the labour market, through experiences in a real work context.

Area of Intervention

Education and Social

Target Group

Young people between the ages of 14 and 18, who are at risk and/or in danger, for whom integration responses in the area of education and training have been exhausted. They have low schooling and/or abandonment or high school absenteeism, some of them are carrying out educational measures in their environment or having been referred by entities with competence in the field of childhood and youth.

General Objectives

Scope (National or International)


Identification of External Partnerships

Communication between intervening services and overlapping areas

National and International Cooperation

Implementation Period

From 2005 to 2011; to be renewed in a similar way (2020)

Main Results

Around 250 applications were received, covering 100 trainees, of whom 80% were certified and the same number continued their studies via vocational training and 60% were part of the labour market.

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