On Wednesday June 16th 2021, our 2nd meeting took place in Herzogenrath/Germany in the context of IE3. Despite some restrictive Covid related measures, we can look back on a successful meeting. In addition to a functional agenda, the partners presented each other’s experiences and plans regarding early school leaving. In addition to this, but also in preparation for the planned training ‘Emotional intelligence’ in November 2021 in Ljublana/Slovenia, Ron van Achteren of ROC Amsterdam gave a workshop in which he presented the school leaver approach of his ROC and provided ideas for setting up train the trainer pathways. In short, a very valuable meeting. All look forward to training in Ljubljana.