8.1 General context
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Main trends in young people's creativity and cultural participation
According to the survey “cultural practices in the French-speaking Community” of the Observatory of cultural policies (2007), young people between 16 and 24 are less informed than other age groups about leisure and cultural activities organised at the local level. Only around 4 on 10 young people report that they know about the cultural agenda in their municipality. This knowledge tends to increase with age even if it stays globally low.
It also says that the main obstacles to youth participation in cultural activities (according to young people themselves) in cultural experiences are monetary barriers (43 % of 16-24 years old young people interrogated), the lack of time (26 %), and mobility barriers (9 %).
The Observatory of cultural policies is currently working on a research about “digital practices of young people”. The work is in progress.