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5. Participation

5.6 Supporting youth organisations

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  1. Legal/policy framework for the functioning and development of youth organisations
  2. Public financial support
  3. Initiatives to increase the diversity of participants

Legal/policy framework for the functioning and development of youth organisations

According to the Act no. 70/2007, local authorities are responsible for establishing and supporting youth organizations within their municipal boundaries. However, the top level government does provide financial support for various national youth organizations. The Act no. 70/2007 stipulates that the goal of local youth organizations is i.a. to advice local authorities on youth affairs within the municipality.

 

Public financial support

The top level government does allocate funds to various national youth organizations. According to the national fiscal budget for 2016, the allocation is as follows:

The Icelandic Youth Council – 1,0 MM. ISK.

The Icelandic Youth Association – 117,6 MM. ISK.

The Iceland Scout Association – 51,1 MM. ISK.

YMCA and YWCA in Iceland – 37,1 MM. ISK.

Youth research – 9,6 MM. ISK.

Icelandic Youth Fund – 9,0 MM. ISK.

Allocation in total – 225,4 MM. ISK.

 

Initiatives to increase the diversity of participants

No national or large scale initiatives exist which aim to increase the diversity of young people participating in youth organizations.