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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

Last update: 28 November 2023

Youth policy is a competence of the (three) Communities in Belgium which are federate entities in Belgium related to the language spoken on different parts of the territory. Youth policy affects youth non formal education policy and is part of the cultural policy of the French-speaking Community. 

The main purpose of youth policy is to stimulate young people’s active and collective participation by the learning of a responsible, active, critical and united citizenship. In order to foster this participation, the public administration through the Youth Department, recognises and grants youth organisations and youth centres mainly.