10.8 Current debates and reforms
Forthcoming policy developments
A legislative procedure on youth work is expected to be launched.
The drafting of a framework law for the recognition of youth worker is currently under discussion at a national level.
Following the lockdown period. the Youth Policy Department published the Guidelines for the safe management of formal and non-formal educational activities with minors after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Guidelines serve to allow the restarting of educational activities for the wellbeing of minors out of schools, interrupted because of the emergency (the first publication happened with the decree by the Prime Minister of May 17th 2020, the update with the order of the Health Minister on May 21st 2021, together with the Minister for Equal Opportunities and the family).
Aligning with these indications, the public call “EduCare” finances 35 million of euros, to support the renewal of educational, recreational and gaming activities of children and teenagers, strongly affected by the first phases of the health emergency of COVID-19.
The targets of the call are local bodies, individually or as partnerships; public and private schools of every grade; educational services for childhood and public and private childhood school, no-profit organizations in the form of third sector bodies and religious and clerical bodies.