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1. Youth Policy Governance

1.1 Target population of youth policy

Last update: 26 March 2024

In the Flemish Decree on the Youth and Children's Rights Policy and the Support of Youth Work (short: Youth Decree of 23 November 2023) 'youth' is defined as 'people up to and including the age of 30' (cf. article 3, 12°). This is a more gallic-inspired approach (including Belgium and the number of southern countries) in which young people are brought within wider age limits. For that reason, youth is the collective name of, among other things, children and teenagers. At the same time, youth policy in Flanders covers several policy areas, which may be concerned with a specific age group, see for example: