1. Youth policy governance
This introductory chapter on youth policy gives an overview of youth policy governance in Luxembourg. The tasks and objectives of Luxembourgish youth policy were first regulated by law in 2008. According to the 2008 youth law, youth policy is guided by three strategic orientations: participatory, transversal and evidence-based. The main political structures implementing these orientations are the Youth observatory, the National Assembly of Young People (Assemblée Nationale des Jeunes) and the interdepartmental committee. Luxembourg is also committed to the obligation of publishing a national report on the situation of young people every five years (1.2 National youth law). The Ministry of Education, Children and Youth (ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse) is the main public authority in charge of youth policy. Youth policy is developed and defined by large-scale consultation procedures between public authorities, youth organisations and research institutions (e.g. Youth Pact) (1.4 Youth policy decision-making).