An important part of INTENSE is the role of stakeholders. First a description of a stakeholder in education:
“In education, the term stakeholder typically refers to anyone who is invested in the welfare and success of a school and its students, including administrators, teachers, staff members, parents, families, community members, local business leaders, and elected officials such as school board members, city councillors, and state representatives.
Stakeholders may also be collective entities, such as local businesses, organizations, support groups, committees, media outlets, and cultural institutions, in addition to organizations that represent specific groups, such as teachers unions, parent-teacher organizations, and associations representing superintendents, principals, school boards, or teachers in specific academic disciplines. In one word, stakeholders have a “stake” (participation) in the school and its students, meaning that they have personal, professional, civic, or financial interest or concern. Generally speaking, the use of stakeholder in public education is based on the recognition that schools, as public institutions supported by state and local tax revenues, are not only part of and responsible to the communities they serve, but they are also obligated to involve the broader community in important decisions related to the governance, operation, or improvement of the school.” (The GLOSSARY OF EDUCATION REFORM is a comprehensive online resource that describes widely used school-improvement terms, concepts, and strategies for journalists, parents, and community members.)
Consultations will ultimately realize a Network of relevant Stakeholders in the coaching process, based on raising awareness/conviction concerning the formulation of joint objectives and the creation of joint results in regard to the three dimensions of the project:
- Compensation (helping existing NEET’s)
- Prevention (take initiative so that society will not produce any further NEET’s)
- Structure (overall co-operation to ensure the structural success)
Structural and organisational connections are always dependent on the personal situation of the client and the conditions of how the network is positioned.