In socio-economic terms, South Rotterdam is lagging behind the rest of Rotterdam, the other major cities and the Netherlands as a whole. This is reflected, for example, in the fact that unemployment in South Rotterdam is considerably higher. But there are many other problems, such as an educational disadvantage, poorer housing quality and crime.
Building the Right Investments for Delivering a Growing Economy, or BRIDGE, is a three-year programme that is financially supported by the European Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) fund. The aim of the programme is to help young people in South Rotterdam to acquire a stronger position on the labour market. BRIDGE consists of over twenty educational interventions in primary and (lower and upper) secundary education.
SEOR has carried out the monitoring and evaluation of BRIDGE. The results have been published in this working paper.
Education and training