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10. Youth work

10.2 Administration and governance of youth work

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Governance
  2. Cross-sectoral cooperation


The Ministry of Education and Culture is the responsible authority for the overall development, coordination and drafting of national development plans on youth issues, including also youth work in the central government. The roles and tasks of the all institutional actors from the local to the national level are introduced in Youth Wiki Finland 1.4 Youth Policy decision-making.

Cross-sectoral cooperation

In Finland the cross-sectoral co-operation between youth work and other youth policy fields are ensured by both the Youth Act and the National Youth Work and Policy Programme. Insight into the new Youth Work and Youth Policy Programme for the years 2020-2023 is available in Youth Wiki/Finland 1.3 National youth strategy.