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Currently, a draft law on the creation of a "National Observatory for Children, Youth and School Quality" is in preparation. It includes some amendments to the 2008 youth law and the 2018 law on the creation of the national school quality observatory. The objectives of the observatory are a consolidated approach, as a response to the increased need of the government for information, greater effectiveness through enhanced collaboration between the fields of children, youth and school quality, and inreased efficiency by sharing resources.
The objectives of the new observatory are as follows:
- Analysing the situation of children and young people in Luxembourg, based on a global approach, centred on the child or young person and based on the rights of the child
- Evaluating the systems, primarily in the socio-educational field or in other fields of childhood and youth
- Evaluating the quality of education provided in the education system in order to promote the development of school quality in Luxembourg.
The observatory will include two sections: (1) childhood and youth and (2) school quality.
The tasks of the section childhood and youth are as follows:
- To draft an annual activity report and at least one thematic report with findings and recommendations
- To draft a report every five years on the development of the situation of children and young people and related systems. This report includes:
- a description, analysis and evaluation of the situation of children and young people in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as to identify the needs of the relevant target groups
- a description, analysis and evaluation of the systems relating to children and young people in order to highlight the responses they need
- elements of prospection about the future planning of policies relating to children and young people.
The reports are communicated to the Government and the Chamber of Deputies. They are published on the website of the competent ministry. The draft law currently goes through the legislative procedures before being put to a vote in parliament.
There are currently no ongoing debates.