10.2 Administration and governance of youth work
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The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports is the central state authority in the field of Youth and Youth Work.
There was a systemization process of Governmental Structures in the Czech Republic. It also impacts the Governance Structures related to Youth Work at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports level. Till the end of 2019, there was a section of Sports and Youth with Youth department dealing with Youth Work and Youth Policy issues. There were special units for each of these domains.
The structural development led in 2021 to create a new Section for Education and Youth with the Youth Development Support Unite.
More about the governmental actors see in Chapter 1.4.
At the level of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, there are:
- Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic (Výbor pro vědu, vzdělávání, kulturu, mládež a tělovýchovu)
- Within the Chamber of Deputies until 2013 there was also the specific Subcommittee on Youth and Sport (Podvýbor pro mládež a sport). After the elections 2017 and with the new House of Deputies independent Subcommittee on Youth and Leisure-time activities was set up.
- Within the Chamber of Deputies, there are also youth-issues related bodies as Subcommittee on foster care and Subcommittee for crisis situations in Family. Many of the Youth sector issues are also discussed in other committees as Constitutional, Budgetary, Foreign affairs etc.
- Committee for Education, Science, Culture, Human Rights and Petitions of the Senate of the Czech Republic (Výbor pro vzdělávání, vědu, kulturu, lidská práva a petice Senátu ČR)
As there is an ongoing transformation process, the new cross-sectorial cooperations are not clear yet.
On the level of Youth Policy see details in Chapter 1.4.