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Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1. Youth Policy Governance

1.1 Target Population of Youth Policy

The Youth Act (Закон за младежта) defines "youth" and "young people" as persons from 15 to 29 years of age, inclusive.. This is the corresponding age limit that affects youth policies.

Anti-social events

Definition is provided for only in the Youth Act. The term is not defined elsewhere. Anti-social events are dealt with in another document,namely the Combating Anti-Social Behaviour by Minors and Juveniles Act which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior. Itregulates the activity of preventing and combating anti-social acts of minors and juveniles and ensures the proper development and education of their perpetrators.Juveniles in Bulgaria are persons under 18 years of age and minors are aged 8 to 14 years and are subject to this act when they have committed anti-social offenses.