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EACEA National Policies Platform


9. Youth and the World

9.2 Administration and governance

Last update: 28 November 2023


The competent government body for defining youth policies is the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs through the General Secretariat of Vocational Education, Training, Lifelong Learning and Youth.

In Greece, many bodies, associations and non-governmental organizations are active in youth issues.

The Hellenic National Youth Council (HNYC) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit federation of youth organizations. It includes 59 youth organizations and is one of the largest councils in Europe. The members participate in the H.N.Y.C. without exclusions based on religion, race, diversity, sexual preference, forming this way a very broad field of dialogue and highlighting the concerns about the issues concerning the youth of Greece. The methods of Hellenic National Youth Council include participation in national and international networks of organizations and organizations on issues concerning young people.


Cross-sectoral Cooperation

According to the Ministerial Decision 30964/2022, an inter-ministerial working group has been set up with the aim of planning, coordinating, monitoring, promoting and formulating the policy proposals implemented for the youth. The inter-ministerial working group has the purpose of recording the existing policies of each Ministry concerning young people aged 15-29, its continuous updating and the recording of the implementation of policies to achieve sustainable development goals in the areas related to youth of the country. The inter-ministerial working group is the body responsible for the coordination of the European Year of Youth 2022. Specifically, as stated in the Ministerial Decision, the task of the Committee is the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of actions throughout the European Year of Youth.