“The Forum Groningen should open for young people”, say GroenLinks, Student & the City, and the ChristenUnie
Three political parties in the city council of Groningen are urging the city to reopen the Forum Groningen for young people. GroenLinks, ChristenUnie and Student and City want to know why the Groninger Forum is still not open to young people, despite promises from the municipality, reports OOGTV.
Two weeks ago, the city council announced that it would open the Forum to young people. The pledge came in response to a debate about the welfare crisis among Groningers, and specifically among young people.
“Since Tuesday we know that the restrictions will still take months,” says council member Nick Nieuwenhuijsen of GroenLinks. “It is therefore extremely important that there are soon more work, study and meeting places for them – Coronavirus-proof, of course. The Forum is very suitable for this. ”
Many students and young people’s mental health has been suffering from the current lockdown: “it is not without reason that more than 600 students attended the Vismarkt two weeks ago to draw attention to their mental and physical well-being, in particular,” says Steven Bosch (Student&Stad). “More space is literally needed and the municipality can provide that.” The three groups say they expect the Forum to open to young people in the very short term, as promised.