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Belgium-French-Community

Belgium-French-Community

1. Youth Policy Governance

1.9 Current debates and reforms

Evaluation of the legal framework for youth policies 

The Observatory of Childhood, Youth and Youth Welfare is charged by decree to coordinate the evaluation of the decrees related to youth organisatons and to youth centres (see section 1.4 youth-policy decision-making). 

The evaluation of the decree relatd to Youth Centres and the evaluation of the decree related to youth organisations have been published in March 2017. 

Prevention of violent radicalisation

On Wednesday 23rd March 2016 the Minister for Youth issued a notice addressing the strengthening of non-formal education to prevent violent radicalisation. Many initiatives have already been taken in order to prevent the phenomenon such as the training of specific agents or a plan to prevent radicalism in schools.

A cooperation with the French administration has also been initiated. 

Articulation of Youth policies at local and Community levels

The Minister of Youth launched a call for projects in 2016 intended for municipalities in order to articulate the youth policy at the community level with the youth policy at the local level. The aim is to foster participative local youth policies by offering a methodological support. 

The programme is called "it moves in our municipality" (ça bouge dans notre commune). 

Reform in the Youth Welfare sector

In the Youth Welfare sector, the Decree of 4 March 1991 has been reformed. One of the measures concerns the age of young people affected by prevention measures. The age moved from 18 to 25 years old.