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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


5. Participation

5.10 Current debates and reforms

There are not many public, governmental or social debates or plans for dialogue on the topic of youth participation.

Ongoing debates

At the National Student Council's [Országos Diáktanács (hereinafter reffered to as NSC)] meetings, the issues are the following:

  • having review or veto power rights,
  • supporting the work of local government youth officers, who are not sufficiently active and
  • how can young people be more involved in public life at the local level and how can the local youth officer solve this problem.

Excluding the Ministry of Human Capacities (Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma), the relevant actors are:

  • members of the National Student Council,
  • students' councils,
  • teachers,
  • youth workers,
  • leaders of youth organisations, and
  • municipal actors.

At its meeting in 2020, the National Youth Parliament (Országos Diákparlament) has made recommendations ('Ajánlások - Országos Diákparlament 2020') for the Government and school leadership, such as:

  • developing a nationwide training programme for teachers assisting school student councils,
  • tools for the prevention of verbal and physical abuse of teachers,
  • scholarship programme based not only on scholastic records.

30 of these recommendations have already been made or they are in progress; 8 of them have not been fulfilled yet ('2020. évi Országos Diákparlament ajánlásai').