The number of kids dropping out of school too early is very high in Brussels.

Principal investigators

  • Olga De Troyer, WISE Lab, VUB

The TICKLE project by the WISE lab at the VUB uses deep learning algorithms, serious games and social media to try and bring them back to school. TICKLE has been selected for funding and has received the “” label.

The number of youngsters (from 18 to 24 years old) who leave school without having obtained an upper-secondary education degree and who do not follow any type of education is much higher within the Brussels Capital Region than the Belgian average (FOD Economie, 2014).



To develop a toolkit of adaptive mobile tools for increasing the intrinsic motivation and learning capacity of youngsters.


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