1.2 National youth law
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Existence of a National Youth Law
Until the creation of the first National Action Plan for young people aged 15-29, youth policies are partially included in laws issued by different Ministries and governmental bodies. The most recent examples, are as follows:
- Greek Law 4763/2020 for the formation of the General Secretariat for Vocational Education, Training, Lifelong Learning and Youth (GSVETLL&Y), issued by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (ΜοΕ), stipulates that the GSVETLL&Y is entrusted with the planning, coordination, monitoring, promotion and formulation of policy proposals applicable to vocational education, training, lifelong learning and youth, without discrimination and exclusion, with a scope to develop, at national level, competitive human resources in the international economy, as well as ensuring rights and equal opportunities for all young people, including young people with disabilities and chronic diseases.
- Greek Law 4604/2019 for the Substantial Gender Equality, issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, contains the strategy for implementation of substantial gender equality, which includes the integration of gender in the preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, regulatory measures and expenditure programs, aimed at promoting equality between young women and men and the fight against discrimination. The formal legal equality of the gender is expanded, equal opportunities are guaranteed in all respects of private and public life, discrimination and inequalities of multiple forms are removed. The living conditions of the young citizens are being improved regardless of gender, sexual orientation and gender identity.