5.5 National strategy to increase youth participation
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Existence of a national strategy to increase young people's political and civil society participation
There is no a standalone national strategy on youth participation in Cyprus however, the National Youth Strategy 2017-2022 (NYS) (Εθνική Στρατηγική για τη Νεολαία 2017-2022 (ΕΣΝ) includes a whole action field dedicated to youth participation. More information on the Strategy can be found in section 1.3 - National youth strategy .
The οbjectives of the National Youth Strategy, for youth participation, are:
- Assurance of youth participation in all decision-making stages for shaping policies that reflect the needs and views of the young people;
- Empowerment of youth for active participation in democratic life.
The Youth Board of Cyprus (YBC) is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the implementation of the National Youth Strategy. However, all public services dealing with youth are responsible for implementing actions under the National Youth Strategy according to their field of competence. For more details on the mechanism of the Strategy can be found in Chapter 1.
There has not been any revision of the Strategy yet.