Mechanisms and actors
In the Republic of Croatia, cross-sectoral policymaking for youth is based on co-ordination. The competent authority responsible for youth is the initiator and coordinator of youth policy strategy development. The competent authority responsible for youth has set-up several working groups for the purpose of drafting a valid youth strategy, depending on the priority area. In practice, this means that the goals, measures and activities were defined by the representatives of the ministry responsible for the priority area, but in cooperation with youth and for-youth associations working in the respected field, as well as representatives of relevant scientific institutions.
Upon completion of drafting a youth strategy, it was delivered to all proposed designated competent authorities for additional reading and consent. Having received all the approvals thereof, it was sent firstly to the Youth Council of the Republic of Croatia, and then to the Government of the Republic of Croatia for adoption.