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Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1. Youth Policy Governance

1.5 Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries

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  1. Mechanisms and actors

Mechanisms and actors

There is not permanent inter-ministerial working group but the youth policy is developed and implemented according to a cross-sectoral approach between ministries. The formalized role of coordinating the development of the national youth strategy and of ensuring a cross-sectoral approach to youth policy there is the National Youth Advisory Council (Национален консултативен съвет за младежта).

When implementing the national youth policy, the Minister of Youth and Sports is assisted by the National Youth Advisory Council (Национален консултативен съвет за младежта). The National Youth Advisory Council shall: make statements on draft legislation and strategic papers related to youth policy, propose measures to achieve the goals of the national youth policy and discuss other questions related to implementing youth policy.. The National Youth Advisory Council is chaired by the Minister of Youth and Sports or a Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports authorised by the former and includes the following members:

•          Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports,

•          Deputy Minister of Economy,

•          Deputy Minister of Tourism,

•          Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy,

•          Deputy Minister of Health,

•          Deputy Minister of Culture,

•          Deputy Minister of the Interior,

•          Deputy Minister of Justice,

•          Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works,

•          Deputy Minister of Finance,

•          Deputy Minister of Education and Science,

•          Deputy Chairperson of the State Agency for Child Protection;

•          Representative of the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria;

•          Representative of the National Representation of the Student Councils;

•          One representative from each nationally representative youth organization.