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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.5 Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries

Last update: 31 March 2024
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  1. Mechanisms and actors
  2. Collaboration topics


Mechanisms and actors

the activities of other state institutions and bodies in various youth-related policy areas and provides summarized, systematized information to the Ministry of Social Security and Labour.


The Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania and other ministries are responsible for coordination and implementation of youth policy in Lithuania. 


The Agency of Youth Affairs is primarily responsible for youth and/or youth programming and this includes cross-sectorial mechanisms of cooperation. The Agency coordinates and organizes committees on monitoring specific policy measures (e.g. Youth Guarantee Committee etc.). Responsible institutions for the implementation of specific youth policy measures are the Ministry of Culture,  the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and Innovations, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Department of Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control under the Government of Lithuania, Employment Services, and Council of Youth Affairs. 


Collaboration topics

There is no special formal body for cross-sectorial collaboration, however cross-sectorial mechanisms of cooperation include designated employees within the ministries.  Topics and links of inter-ministerial and inter-sectoral cooperation are published here: