The Brussels gouvernement withdraws activation contracts
More than 1 in 4 of Brussels' young people are unemployed today. That's more than 9,000 city dwellers under 25 who cannot connect to the labour market. And that number is still growing.
Yet the Brussels government has just decided to withdraw the activation contracts for this vulnerable group.
Every year, hundreds of young people in Brussels thus lose the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and experience required to find a job through work experience and training, and to contribute to meaningful social projects.
The members of FeBIO, the federation of Brussels activation companies, are outraged by this unilateral decision. We urge that the budget provided for these contracts continue to be used for Brussels youth through new direct measures in consultation with the sector.