The Conference of CPAS Presidents of the Brussels-Capital Region met on Friday to launch a concerted action with the higher levels of power, in order to respond to the growing problem of student insecurity in the Brussels Region. At the end of this meeting, the Federation of Brussels CPAS joined the recommendations resulting from the interparliamentary resolution relating to the living conditions of students in higher education in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, she said. , in a press release.
It thus asks the competent governments to make structural the financing of CPAS, reinforced on the occasion of the Covid-19 epidemic, in their actions for 18-25 year olds in precarious situations, by providing for an additional reimbursement of income integration of at least 15%; to widen the eligibility threshold? to study allowances and to increase the ceiling for study allowances in order to cover effectively and as much as possible the direct and indirect costs relating to students in their studies;
It hopes that structural policies for better control of study costs will be implemented by drastically reducing the costs associated with them and that consultation be opened with the CPAS in order to make suggestions as to how to facilitate this access to help and relaying to students the possibilities of help that they offer.
For their part, the Brussels CPAS Federation and its 19 CPAS members are committed to developing a strategy to fight against precariousness? student. The CPAS in Brussels “intend to implement common, cross-cutting and harmonized measures in order to meet the student public in precariousness and to prevent and fight against all forms of increase in this”.
They also undertake to adopt, in a concerted manner, a harmonized base of aid provided to students in precariousness independently of the social policy carried out beyond this base within each CPAS in Brussels.
According to perspective.brussels, during the 2019-2020 academic year, more than 104,000 students attended the 24 universities, colleges and higher arts schools located in the capital, in addition to 28 social advancement establishments . In the Brussels-Capital Region, 13,174 RIS beneficiaries were between 18 and 24 years old in 2020, representing 32% of beneficiaries alone. More than half were students.