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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.1 Target population of youth policy

Last update: 24 March 2023

In Denmark, there is no single definition of the youth age group. Different acts, strategies and institutions target different groups of young people.

For instance, the preparatory basic education and training programme (FGU) targets young people under 25 years, and the municipal youth guidance measure (KUI) may include young people up until the age of 30. (See section 1.9)

In the area of social affairs, different definitions also apply. In general, a young person is defined as 15-17 years old, and clearly delimited from a child, defined as 0-14 years old. But sometimes the term “children and young people refers to individuals aged 0-18.