School, friends, sports, health, music, new discoveries, training, self-awareness: at each stage in their lives, children and young people have specific needs. In the Grand Duchy, a whole range of services and associations closely work together to provide a solid framework for young people.
Not only are they vulnerable; there are also a lot of them! According to the 2011 census, under-20-year-olds represent almost a quarter of the population of the Grand Duchy (23.3%). What is unusual about the situation is that almost half of these (43.7%) are not Luxembourg nationals.
That is also the reason why the political authorities pay particular attention to measures to integrate them from a very early age, the main purpose being to counteract the mechanisms of failure, for instance at school, and exclusion.