We are committed to make a better place for young people with fewer opportunities. However, sometimes it is perhaps difficult to understand what counts as fewer opportunities. Please find 7 categories of young persons with fewer opportunities:

(1) Economic:
– unemployed
– low standard of living, low income, dependence on social welfare system
– in debt or with financial problems.

(2) Social:
– facing discrimination because of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc.
– limited social skills or anti-social or risky sexual behaviours
– in a precarious situation
– (ex)offenders, (ex)drug or alcohol abusers
– young and/or single parents; orphans
– young people from broken families

(3) Disability:
– mental (intellectual, cognitive, learning)
– physical, sensory
– other disabilities

(4) Educational difficulties:
– with learning difficulties
– early school-leavers and school dropouts
– lower qualified persons
– with poor school performance

(5) Cultural differences:
– immigrants or refugees or descendants from immigrant or refugee families
– belonging to a national or ethnic minority
– with linguistic adaptation and cultural inclusion problems

(6) Health problems:
– chronic health problems, severe illnesses or psychiatric conditions
– with mental health problems

(7) Geographical obstacles:
– from remote or rural areas
– living on small islands or peripheral regions
– from urban problem zones
– from less serviced areas (limited public transport, poor facilities, abandoned villages)