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Lithuania

Lithuania

1. Youth Policy Governance

1.7 Funding youth policy

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  1. How Youth policy is funded
  2. What is funded?
  3. Financial accountability
  4. Use of EU Funds

How Youth policy is funded

A special budget is allocated for national youth policy.  It is funded from national budget (program 3.2) "Implementation of the youth policy”. The program has this strategic objective: "to create favorable family environment and youth activity" i.e. the funding is used to implement international, national and regional youth policy goals of the national youth policy for 2011-2019 development program. Allocations from national budget dotations to municipalities to implement national function "Youth rights protection" were used to fully finance one position of a youth affairs coordinator in each municipality

What is funded?

  • Allocations from national budget dotations to municipalities to implement national function "Youth rights protection" in 2015 were 790, in 2016 – 800 thousand euros. This opened up opportunities to fully finance one position of a youth affairs coordinator in each municipality.
  • Allocations from national budget (program 3.2) "Implementation of the youth policy" in 2015 were 1124, in 2016 - 1174 thousand euros.

Financial accountability

The laws of the Republic of Lithuania establish mandatory requirements concerning financial records of all state institutions and business entities. State institutions provide mandatory financial accountability reports once a year. 

Use of EU Funds

 Allocations for additional funding from EU Commission, European Social Fund and others in 2015 were 12121,5  in 2016 – 24869,1 thousand euros.