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, including young people. However, the development of a comprehensive National Youth Strategy in 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 former 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 (2021): Eurostat, yth_demo_020 [data extracted on 29/03/2022].
Absolute number of young people on 1 January for the age group 15-29 (2021): Eurostat, yth_demo_010 [data extracted on 29/03/2022].
Ratio (%) of men and women in the youth population (2021): Eurostat, yth_demo_010 [data extracted on 29/03/2022].