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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.5 Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries

Last update: 20 March 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.

In addition, the national implementation of the Youth Guarantee since 2013 has proven to be an efficient measure for enhancing cross-sectorial cooperation. (See more in Youth Wiki/Finland 3. Employment and Entrepreneurship).

Finland has also completed its first National Child Strategy, which is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. According to the Government Programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Government, the task is to formulate a vision for a child and family-friendly Finland that spans government terms and crosses administrative boundaries.