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4. Social Inclusion

4.3 Strategy for the social inclusion of young people

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  1. Existence of a National Strategy on social inclusion
  2. Scope and contents
  3. Responsible authority
  4. Revisions/ Updates

Existence of a National Strategy on social inclusion

There are currently no strategies that particularly focus on the social inclusion of young people. However, many national policies and legislatures are designed to promote the social inclusion of this demographic. However, one recent legislature (translation not available), ratified in 2021, aims to increase the quality of service for children and young people under the age of 18.

It is also important to note that the National Curriculum for Compulsory Schools and Upper-Secondary Schools promotes social inclusion in the formal education environment and mechanisms promoting social inclusion exist within formal education, including but not limited to, teaching for students with special educational needs and Icelandic teaching for students with migrant backgrounds. Recently a specific curriculum for Icelandic teaching for students with Icelandic as a second language was drafted and awaits formal induction.

A draft of a strategy has been authored outlining a framework for electronic sports (or esports). One of the main aims listed in the draft is to increase the inclusion of young people in the sport in a constructive way.    

There are three different strategies of particular interest here:

1. Act no. 86/2021 on coordinated and integrated services for the welfare of children (this is an unofficial translation by the YW correspondent. Official translation is not available at this time but will be updated here as soon as it becomes available.)

2. The National Curriculum for Compulsory Schools

3. The National Curriculum for Upper-Secondary Schools      

 

Scope and contents

1. Act no. 86/2021 on coordinated and integrated services for the welfare of children is ambitious and is intended to bind together all sectors and entities which provide a wide variety of services, leisure, and activities for children and young people. The sectors include but are not limited to:   

 

Responsible authority

No national strategy exists on social inclusion of young people.

 

Revisions/Updates

No national strategy exists on social inclusion of young people.