Youth Policy Governance
On Community level, the most explicit youth policy instruments can be found. The three Communities are competent for youth and youth policy. Each Community have a minister responsible for Youth, a parliamentary commission and a number of administrative departments with youth in their title and a large number of specific youth-related budget items.
For the policy period 2015 through 2019 it is the first fully integrated youth and children’s rights policy plan. What is new is that this plan includes both the youth policy and the children’s rights policy. The Flemish Youth and Children’s Rights Policy Plan outlines in one single plan all the concerns regarding children and young people and their rights which the Flemish Ministers will pay heed to in their policies in the coming years.