4.8 Current debates and reforms
Youth Welfare sector
Through the "0-25 Child and Youth Plan", additional structural means have been made available for Youth Welfare. The extra budget of 5.7 million euros are dedicated to support youth aid services which continue to provide assistance to children and young people in difficulty or in danger.
The decree of 4 March 1991 related to Youth Welfare was revised. This was an important reform in the sector. See section 4.3 Strategy for the Social Inclusion of Young People.
The Government decided, on the request of the Minister of Youth Welfare, toincrease the budget of the Youth Welfare sector for 2017. The sector received 11.3 million additional euros in 2017. Youth Welfare was the most refinanced competence in the 2017 budget.