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1. Youth Policy Governance

Youth policy making in Iceland is governed mainly by the Youth Act No. 70/2007, according to which the minister of Education, Science and Culture is the responsible authorty for youth affairs. However, it is clearly expressed in this chapter that policy issues pertaining to the youth category are not on the hands of a single authority, but are shared throughout the political spectrum, both on the national and local level. Youth policy is thus not exhausted in a single bill of law or even a few, but is embedded in all types of political categories and their corresponding legal acts, such as education, health care and wellbeing.