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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.5 Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries

Last update: 28 November 2023
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Mechanisms and actors

One of the main principles underlying the purpose of the Youth Act is cross-sectoral co-operation as such. The key instrument for cross-sectorial youth policy is the National Youth Work and Youth Policy Programme. The Ministry of Education and Culture, together with other ministries concerned, is a responsible for the preparation of the programme.

Finland has completed its first National Child Strategy, which is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. According to the earlier Government Programme (Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Government), the task was to formulate a vision for a child and family-friendly Finland that spans government terms and crosses administrative boundaries. The new government of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo published its programme on the 20th of June 2023 and promises to continue the work started under the National Child Strategy.