By the end of 2016, Isabelle Simonis, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation minister of youth officially recognised the SVI as a Youth organisation.
What is a youth organisation ?
In French-speaking Belgium, youth organisations are a major pillar of cultural and associative life and also a key partner in youth policy. These are voluntary associations aimed at an audience mainly composed of young people under 30 years of age and who contribute to the development by young people of their personal responsibilities and skills. They aim to make them active, responsible and critical citizens in society. The youth-serving associations are governed by the Belgian decree of 27 March 2009.