Research Projects

Sysco works with partner companies in Poland and Italy and we are always keen to share our joint projects and updates with visitors to our website. Our most recent projects dealing with Extending and Developing Adult Educators' Competences and Early School Leavers can be found below.

Extending and Developing Adult Educators' Competences

Co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union
Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth – Adult education

Partners of the project

  1. Foundation of Innovation and Knowlege (Poland) – Leader of the project
  2. Sysco Business Skills Academy (United Kingdom)
  3. Centro Per Lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci Onlus Associazione (Italy)
  4. The Education Office in Warsaw (Poland)

Implementation period

31.12.2018 - 31.08.2020

Aim of the project

The main objective of the Project is to broaden both access to and the available educational offer for people with lower qualifications or low-skilled through the development of competences among adult education specialists (such as employment counsellors, adult educators, career advisors, coaches, etc.).

The Project will contribute to development of state-of-the-art comprehensive methods of working with Clients which will translate directly into the quality of support they receive, and ultimately into upskilling of these Clients through their participation in formal and informal education.

The Project envisages examining the pre-existing adult educational solutions developed in partner countries, comparing them and proposing possible adaptations. An innovative element that will be implemented when developing the new support model is the role of an education broker. According to the definition, an educational broker is an advisor who deals with selection of educational services best suited to the needs and capabilities of a Client. An education broker serves as an intermediary between the Client and the training market; and in consultation with the Client proposes the direction, type and level of training that fits best the Client’s profile, taking into account the certification levels, training costs and individual psycho-physical and economic capabilities of every Client.

Output of the project


    Report from the analysis of source data for each of the countries and regions the Project Partners come from, identification of current trends in the educational needs of adults, with particular emphasis on solutions intended for the disadvantaged groups.


    Development of a model training package aimed at extending and developing competences of adult educators, in particular those advising adults with lower skills or qualifications on educational and vocational matters. The training plan will be consulted with representatives of the educator / adviser’ circles. The material will also be tested in the pilot training program and made available to a wide audience. Persons taking part in the pilot will be recruited in an open procedure from among clients of organizations supporting disadvantaged people.


    A report compiling results from the pilot training and summarizing the Project. The Report will describe the actions taken within the Project and present good practices in optimizing the model for developing competences of adult educators in the partnering countries collected during the course of the Project. The Report will be supplemented with conclusions from the pilot training, which will be a complementary material useful for everyone using the training materials created. This output will include tips and tricks as well as results from the trainings and guidelines for the materials developed. The Report will present a list of good practices used in European countries the Project partners come from, together with recommendations regarding their possible implementation, taking into account the results from assessment of the training package pilot run carried out as part of the Project.

During the project are planned 2 international conferences placed in Poland.


Foundation of Innovation and Knowledge
Al. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej 18 lok. 5 b, 02-797 Warsaw, Poland , +48 22 225 25 48


Sysco Business Skills Academy
The Threlfall Building, Trueman Street, Liverpool L3 2BA, 0151 236 1748


Early School Leavers Project

Erasmus Report

The project goal is to provide, within an international cooperation, a comprehensive analysis of the early school leaving (ESL) phenomenon among partner countries in the area of ESL monitoring systems, methods of ESL counteracting and students’ reintegration. The project activities aim at delivering an in-depth analysis of current situation in the above mentioned research areas and finding solutions that will allow for the introduction of significant improvements in that field.

The project is carried out in a partnership between the following countries: Poland, United Kingdom, Italy and involves organizations working with the education system institutions on a day-to-day basis.

The participating institutions have developed knowledge and experience in the area of human resources development in the education system and provide direct or indirect support to young people at a risk of early school leaving. Within the framework of international cooperation and the working group set up for this purpose, an analysis of existing ESL monitoring systems will be carried out and improvement areas will be identified.

Partners will indicate best practice in this field and jointly develop conclusions and recommendations as a result of the carried out research. Good practices in the area of ESL prevention and students reintegration will be analysed and practical solutions in that area will be proposed.

The research results will be presented during the conferences summarizing the different stages of the project. The reports summarizing the research outcomes will also be publicized.

The project will contribute to a significant knowledge increase in the above mentioned areas. It will enable a creative exchange of good practices between partners and the development of new solutions in the discussed fields. In addition a training package will be developed, that will provide a support for professionals dealing with an ESL issue on a day-to-day basis (including teachers, educators, schools directors, etc.) as well as add to the dissemination of the project results.

We are pleased to share with you the first outcome of our project. Below please find the file. This publication is disseminated free of charge.

Erasmus+ project 2014-1-PL01-KA201-003596

Monitoring Systems
Prevention and Reintegration
Training Pack

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission and National Agency cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.