1.1 Target population of youth policy
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There is no common definition for the Greek youth and its age group, however, in January 2022, the General Secretariat for Vocational Education, Training, Lifelong Learning and Youth (GSVETLL&Y) developed the Strategic Plan for Vocational Education, Training, Lifelong Learning and Youth 2022-2024, stating that the target group concerns young people aged 15 to 29.
The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), on the other side, refers to different age groups in its researches:
In its publication Greece in Figures 2021, the young people age group is between 15 to 29 years old, however in the publication Young People in Greece 2018, the age groups are defined according to different research domains:
- 15-34 years old for employment, health, time management and tourism,
- 16-34 for culture and conditions of living,
- 16-29 and 30-34 for digital literacy.
Consequently, according to the main official authority of Greece for the national youth policy (GSVETLL&Y) and relevant authorities, age group of 15 to 29 years old is considered the most suitable for the application of the youth policy measures.