Access to sport
Sport has a positive impact on physical, mental and social well-being. However, sports activities are often not affordable or not of good quality in deprived neighbourhoods. If you want to find quality, they have to go outside their neighbourhood, while proximity is an important factor in getting young people to play sports. Young women, and especially girls under 18, are affected the most.
Social and professional integration
Underprivileged due to a low level of education, unequal opportunities and exclusion, many young people find it difficult to integrate socially or professionally. Figures show that: 1 in 10 Belgian youngsters aged 15 to 29 are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training: not in work, school or training).