Welcome to the conference titled « Territories and school dropouts »

It will be held in Nantes on 30th, 31st May and 1st June, for the closing of a programme financed by the French National Research Agency.

The conference will present the programme’s results but will also be an opportunity to take stock of the research on the subject of school dropout.

We invite you to present your work and discuss ideas concerning three key topics : 

  • Young people in the process of dropping out: risk factors, reasons for dropping out, occupational integration
  • Teaching practices and support for dropouts 
  • Policies to reduce school dropout: partnerships, courses and arrangements

The full call for contributions can be found on our website.

You may submit your proposal on the website before 15th January 2018. 

Contributors will receive an answer by 5th February 2018. Selected communications will be published in on-line conference proceedings.

The conference programme includes three plenary sessions plus three sessions per theme.

A panel discussion will be organised between actors committed to reducing school dropout.


Registration fees are 100€, 50€ for doctoral students. Registration is to be done here, from 5th February to 15th may 2018.
Registration made before or on 16th April entitles you to the welcome cocktail on 30th May and to the meals served during the three days of the conference.

We look forward to meeting you in Nantes on 30th, 31st May and 1st June 2018.


Important dates

30th, 31st May and 1st June 2018 : conference

15th May 2018 : registration deadline

2nd May 2018 : deadline for sending full article proposal

5th February 2018 : comments will be sent to contributors and online registration will open  

15th January : time limit for sending a proposal in the form of an abstract

Laboratories and partners



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