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EACEA National Policies Platform


10. Youth work

10.8 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 31 March 2022
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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates

Forthcoming policy developments

In the political understanding, A fair direction for Denmark, the government and its three supporting parties have outlined the political objectives and priorities for the government.

One of the objectives of the new government is to strengthen Danish democracy. Among other things, this will take place via the following initiative:

Mapping and removing bureaucratic obstacles for voluntary associations and increasing the use of “leisure time passes” to vulnerable youth and children to enable more young people to participate in associations.


Ongoing debates

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns of society in 2020 nd 2021, young people cannot participate in associational life to the same extent as previously. This has spurred a debate about young people’s inability to thrive and loneliness because of their isolation and exclusion from communities in which they normally participate.