1.9 Current debates and reforms
Forthcoming policy developments
A national law on youth policy is currently under discussion. If approved, it would be the first Italian national law on youth policies.
In 2023, the Minister for Sport and Youth, with the support of the Department for Youth Policies, started a process aimed at drafting a national law on youth policies with the participation of the National Youth Council. The main topic under discussion include the participation of the National Youth Council in planning a three-year national strategy for youth (youth tests). At present the youth strategy is formulated on a yearly basis by the national government and local authorities. The strategy should also include an impact assessment system and the recognition of youth work.