Young people living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods can experience isolation and segregation. This increases their experience of discrimination, resulting in a cycle of exclusion.

Young people should not be excluded and the neighbourhoods in which they live in should not be segregated or isolated.

Public authorities should recognise that ALL young people have a right to equal access to essential public services, such as employment services, public transport, community and youth centres, public libraries, information and communication technologies, post offices and other.

Public authorities should reach out to the most isolated young people in communities that are most disadvantaged with information, access to non-formal education programmes and other opportunities to participate through, for example, ‘mobile youth work’. Also they should address the specific needs of young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in designing community improvement strategies. These strategies should involve cooperation across sectors and levels of government.

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