Accompany young people towards a job or training

Youth unemployment has fallen in Brussels but still stands at nearly 25%. A significant number of these young people have limited education and do not have or follow training. The present approach of the ‘jobs bus’ which parks on the Grand Place and waits for young people to visit clearly does not work. We must create a relationship of trust with these hard-to-reach young people and progressively accompany them towards a job or training, so that they can fulfil their potential. The NXT Project (by the ASBL JES), for example, is having encouraging results. It follows an ‘outreach’ approach towards youth and makes the link with leisure, school, wellbeing and work. We want to scale up that idea.