Promotion of Healthy Sexual Development of Children

This Erasmus+ research projects aims to help (future) social work professionals to gain competences on guiding young people’s healthy sexual development and discussing sexual behaviour with children, young people, their (foster) parents and other professionals. Competence has to do with …

Children and Young people on Antwerp

Children and young people form a very large group within the urban population. Our metropolis is home to 201,727 people under the age of 30. Out of a total registered population of 521,946 inhabitants, they represent no less than 38.6%. …

Child-friendly cities

Current developments challenge the pursuit of child-friendly cities and municipalities. For these reasons, there is a need to update and deepen the vision on child-friendly cities and municipalities and, based on this, to develop tools that support the realisation of …

After school care and leisure time of children in Ghent

Commissioned by the City of Ghent, a policy-preparing study was conducted into the demand side of childcare and leisure activities for children in Ghent.

On Friday 18 December 2015, the Flemish Government approved the draft memorandum ‘Guidelines for a new …

Leisure time of children and youth with disabilities

The research report investigates the role of youth work in the leisure activities and experiences of children and young people with disabilities. Life in a care facility has a profound impact. Children and adolescents are inevitably hindered in this way …

20 years Local Youth Policy

Local youth policy is the result of 20 years of sector engagement, driven by decrees and decisions of successive Flemish governments. The research report looks back at the evolution of local youth policy in terms of organisation and content. A …

Urban Culture & Youth

The aim of Urban Culture and Youth (UCAY) is to acquire knowledge from European good practices in the field of culture and youth, and then to use this knowledge in developing training programmes for (semi) professional practitioners who work with …

Empowering the Future – Youth, Arts & Media

‘Empowering the Future – Youth, Arts & Media’ is a Transfer of Innovation project run by nine organizations cooperating in local workfield–academic partnerships in four European cities. Introducing strength-based perspectives, we developed instruments to empower youths through arts and social …