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The National Youth Strategy 2017-2022 (Εθνική στρατηγική για τη νεολαία 2017-2022) encourages the adoption of top-level measures by many public bodies that address key topics, such as active participation, non-formal learning, international mobility and youth global issues.
The first three-year Action Plan (A' Σχέδιο Δράσης) of the National Youth Strategy, covering the period 2017 – 2019, is completed and it has been discussed in open consultations with youth as mentioned in chapter 1. The second Action Plan 2020-2022 (Β' Σχέδιο Δράσης) includes all the programmes and actions that the governmental authorities should implement for the next three years in order to achieve the priorities and objectives of the National Youth Strategy. However, the Strategy, and as an extension the Action Plans, are based on the logic of participatory development and the co-formation model, both with the governmental services and with the young people themselves. Therefore, the dialogue between the various stakeholders is an ongoing process during the implementation phase of the Strategy and its evaluation, with the ultimate goal of jointly setting strategic goals and priorities for the new Youth Strategy after 2022.
Since 2019, the Ministry of Justice and Public Order has initiated two consultation processes: 1. For the development of a National Strategy for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights where the Youth Board of Cyprus is a key stakeholder in regards to the inclusion of young people’s views and interests; 2. For the preparation of a youth declaration (Απάντηση ημερομηνίας 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020 της Υπουργού Δικαιοσύνης και Δημοσίας Τάξεως, σημείο δ) on corruption following the adoption of the National Action Plan against Corruption (Εθνική Στρατηγική κατά της Διαφθοράς) in May 2019, by the Council of Ministers.
No ongoing debates are taking place in the public and/or political sphere. There are still a lot of policies and strategies to be established to address the above issues in Cyprus.