1.5 Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries
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Youth Policy in Hungary is a horizontal policy. Therefore, in line with the Government's priorities, the actions of the different departments related to young people should be harmonised, so that youth can be presented in a unified way in decision-making. In addition, the activities of various institutions and organisations are also to be harmonised. (For more information, please see sub-chapter 1.4 Youth policy decision-making.)
The coordination and strategic planning of youth policy belonged to the Minister without Portfolio Responsible for Families till the end of 2021. The Minister was also the main actor for maintaining the inter-ministerial cooperation in youth-related health and social policies. As noted before, with the appointment of the former Minister as a President of Hungary, the ministerial position became vacant and as of 1 January 2022, the responsible minister for the field is the Minister heading the Prime Minister's Office (Miniszterelnökséget vezető miniszter). A new government will be formed after the elections in 2022 April, and this might lead to a change of the state in this field.
An important actor in the context of cross-sectorial cooperation is the Elisabeth Youth Fund (Erzsébet Ifjúsági Alap) which works closely and continuously with the Minister and has a cross-sectorial bridging role.