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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.5 Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries

Last update: 17 March 2021

Mechanisms and actors

The norms that regulate horizontal cross-sectoral cooperation among public bodies is contained in law241/1990 regulating administrative proceedings.

To coordinate youth policies at a national level, the Department for Youth Policies and the UniversalCivic Service makes regular use of two tools, namely protocols of understandings and inter-ministerial tables.

As of February 2021, the Department activated the following initiatives:

  • Collaboration with all the Ministries of the Republic and the Departments of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers for the identification of the opportunities offered to young people throughout the country. These opportunities are published on the Youth 2030 platform, active from 15 March 2021;

  • Consultation with the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea (MATTM) for various initiatives within the 2030 Agenda, including the United Nations Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP26) of which Italy has the co-presidency in 2021. In this context, the global meeting of “Youth for the Climate” (“Youth4Climate”) will be organized;

  • Collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for the drafting of bilateral and multilateral agreements and arrangements for the promotion of cross-border youth mobility;

  • Agreement with the Ministry of Justice for the implementation of the EU Youth Dialogue with young inmates;

  • Inter-ministerial table of the national authorities responsible for the various sectors of the Erasmus + program, in particular the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of University and Research and the Department of Sport.