What is the goal of the investment?

Increase the number of graduates, encouraging the passage from secondary school to university, in order to reduce the drop out rate from university studies at the same time. The purpose is to improve attendance rates and the level of learning, the number of students admitted for subsequent academic years, as well as to reduce the gender gap in the areas of both education and work. Guidance courses will be held for third year secondary school students and on to help them choose the best school to enrol in.

Total investment cost 250 million
  • Reduce the gaps in standards of living
  • Youth
  • Gender equality
Additional details

This initiative calls for the delivery of courses to all secondary school students, starting from the third year, to support them in their choice of continuing education, favouring better fit between preparation and a professional path, and helping the students to orient themselves in the school-university transition. The lessons are taught by higher education faculty and given to students in the third, fourth and fifth year of secondary school. Sustainability is obtained by extending the training to the secondary school faculty so that, following this three-year program, guidance will be available with the internal personnel of the secondary schools. The goal is that at least 1,000,000 students in the last two years of secondary school have attended courses on the school-university transition. This concerns an estimated half of the Italian students enrolled in 3rd, 4th or 5th year of secondary school during the years of the investment.  The number of students enrolled in Active Guidance will be monitored by MUR. The investment is connected to the Reform 1.4 with the same mission, and is a component that specifically regards the guidance system for the students which aims at the introduction of modules in the schools of at least 30 hours a year 

What are the benefits?

  • To have a greater number of graduates in Italy and therefore a better prepared human capital, to increase economic productivity
  • A lower rate of university drop outs and shorter times to achieve a degree
  • Better matching between individual skill and aspirations and the chosen school

Key steps