Target group: Youth with a migration background
Initiator(s): Rising You, i.c.w. Nature, VDAB, Iris Anticorrosion and Tec Ict

Sustainable Development Goal(s): 1. End poverty4. Quality education8. Decent work and economic growth10. Reduced inequalities17. Partnerships for the goals

Priorities for change: Work & Inclusion

Rising You

Rising You helps young job-seekers with a migration background get an education in industrial rope techniques and working at height. They get to pursue their passion for climbing – and become highly skilled, much-needed employees at the same time.


  • Lowering unemployment amongst young people with a migration background
  • Offering these young people an education
  • Highlighting their unique abilities and talents


Rising You provides young refugees with the skills to take on exciting work at height. From painting high-voltage masts, to installing telecom structures or doing maintenance of windmills. Adventurous jobs, right up the alley of enterprising young people.


1 in 5 unemployed young people in Flanders have a migration background. In Brussels, the number is even higher. Our education system is not always geared to these young people. Too often, they end up taking courses that only prepare them for bottleneck jobs, without allowing them to use their unique personal abilities and talents.

Rising You gives young people with a passion for climbing the opportunity to go further – and higher. They receive training to become skilled employees who are able to work at high altitudes or in places that are difficult to access.


After graduation, Rising You wants to match these young people with enthusiastic employers. That is why they are looking for partners who want to make a change in society and who attach importance to high-quality service. Partly through contacts in our network, IRIS, Elia, Proximus and Engie already joined in as partners.