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10. Youth work

10.2 Administration and governance of youth work

Last update: 28 November 2023


As described in chapter 1, the ministry of education, science and culture is the responsible authority for youth affairs, and all youth activity is subject to the Youth Act No. 70/2007. However, day-to-day activities of youth affairs are the responsibility of local authorities, many of whom operate a youth council. Other actors involved in policy development in the field of youth work include the Icelandic Confederation of Labour, the Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise, the Icelandic Confederation of University Graduates, the National Union for Icelandic Students, and the Icelandic Upper Secondary Student Union.

Cross-sectorial cooperation

No mechanism exists to ensure cooperation between ministries or other public sectors.