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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Employment and training

Date outcomes contract signed: Oct 2018

Start date of service provision: Jan 2019

Capital raised (minimum): 0 (USD 0)


Through this pilot project, the Flemish Service for Employment and Vocational Training (VDAB) is looking to get youngsters in Antwerp who are difficult to reach – the so-called 'NEETs' (Not in Education, Employment or Training) in particular - into work. BeCode provides low-threshold training courses in day-time education, familiarising young people with digital technologies. For the youngsters who enrol, the training is free of charge. BeCode works both on their technical skills, such as building a website or a mobile application, and their soft skills, such as creativity, problem solving, working in a team and project management.

Target population

Young people in Antwerp who are not in education, employment or training.



  • Belgium

Service delivery locations

  • Antwerp, Belgium

Involved organisations

Outcome metrics

  • Employment outcomes. If 10% more young people find work compared to a comparable group, VDAB, in partnership with PIO, repays the amount with interest.
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