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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.5 Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries

Last update: 31 March 2022
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  1. Mechanisms and actors

Mechanisms and actors

Althoght there is not permanent inter-ministerial working group, youth policy is developed and implemented according to a cross-sectoral approach. While implementing the national youth policy, the minister of youth and sports is supported by the National Advisory Council on Youth (Национален консултативен съвет за младежта). The National Advisory Council on Youth is a political body that gives opinions on legal regualtions and strategic documents relevant to the youth policy and suggests measures for achieving the objectives of the national youth policy. Its members are appointed at deputy-ministers level dealing with issues in the field of economy, tourism, labour and social policy, healthcare, culture, interior, justice, regional development and public works, finance, education and science and child protection. The council further comprises representatives of the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria, the National Representation of Student Councils and nationally representative youth organisations.