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Overview

Youth Policy in Cyprus

Youth policy has become a key element of interest and work for the Republic of Cyprus. The government pays gradually more attention to youth policy and consultation with youth on youth issues grows into a priority in the agenda of state officials. In the previous years, the only policy focusing on youth was the National Action Plan for Youth Employment. The rest of the policies were targeting the whole population (and thus young people too). However, the development of a comprehensive National Youth Strategy in 2016-2017 is a milestone in the field indicating the importance state officials pay on youth policy. The National Youth Strategy covers 8 fields, similar to the EU Youth Strategy. Although it is still a rather isolated document, outlining the main elements of other existing national policies targeting youth, it sets the priorities under each theme which should be implemented by other authorities for the upcoming years.

Ratio of young people in the total population on 1st January

Ratio of men and women in the youth population

Ratio of young immigrants in all immigrants from non-EU countries

Statistic references

References:

Ratio (%) of young people in the total population (2018): Eurostat, yth_demo_020 [data extracted on 13/01/2020].

Absolute number of young people on 1 January for the age group 15-29 (2018): Eurostat, yth_demo_010 [data extracted on 13/01/2020].

Ratio (%) of men and women in the youth population (2018): Eurostat, yth_demo_020 [data extracted on 13/01/2020].

Young immigrants from non-EU countries (2017): Eurostat, yth_demo_070 [data extracted on 13/01/2020].