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Iceland

Iceland

1. Youth Policy Governance

1.3 National youth strategy

On this page
  1. Existence of a National Youth Strategy
  2. Scope and contents
  3. Responsible authority for the implementation of the Youth Strategy
  4. Revisions/updates

Existence of a National Youth Strategy

No national youth strategy exists in Iceland. The importance of a national strategy in this field has been iterated for example by the Office of the Ombudsman for Children in Iceland, who in an open letter in 2018 urged the importance of a clear strategy that takes into account youth affairs from a wider perspective, such as education, job marked participation and wellbeing. A draft of a strategy was developed by the Youth Council in 2014. However, it engages from a narrow perspective, namely only with the operation of youth councils within Iceland.    

Scope and contents

Does not apply.

Responsible authority for the implementation of the Youth Strategy

The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture is responsible for the implementation of the Youth Strategy.

Revisions/updates

Does not apply.