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4. Social Inclusion

4.8 Current debates and reforms

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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates


Forthcoming policy developments

National Youth Strategy of Cyprus (2017-22) is getting closer to its finalization. The National Youth Strategy did not undergo any revisions. The preparations for drafting a new Strategy for 2023-2030 have started taking place.

National Drug Strategy 2021-2028 and the Action Plan 2021-2024 are the newest policy documents published by the Cyprus National Addictions Authority. Both documents focus on the provision of a) prevention policies, b) health-related services, and c) social support to young people and all citizens of the Republic of Cyprus. Also, both documents stress the need for young people to adopt healthy lifestyle, in order not to be excluded by the Cypriot society.

The 2nd Action Plan for The National Strategy and Action Plan to Combat Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography (Η Εθνική Στρατηγική και το Σχέδιο ∆ράσης για την Καταπολέµηση της Σεξουαλικής Κακοποίησης και Εκµετάλλευσης Παιδιών και της Παιδικής Πορνογραφίας) has been finalized; it is currently under review by the relevant Ministerial Committee and then it will proceeded to the Council of Ministers for approval.

The National Programme for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) (Εθνικό Πρόγραμμα Ταμείου Ασύλου, Μετανάστευσης και Ένταξης) had a time frame between 2014-2020. The new programme for the period 2021-2027 is currently under review by the responsible authority and its launch is expected during 2021.

The Council of Ministers approved in January 2021 the establishment of the Secretary of State for Social Welfare (Υφυπουργείο Κοινωνικής Πρόνοιας). Some of the responsibilities of the new authority will be the creation of programs towards social inclusion and improved level of living for all.

Ongoing debates

There are not any ongoing debates in the public or political sphere.