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The revised Youth Law defines the objectives of youth policy. According to Art. 1.7, 'inclusion and social cohesion' is one of several important objectives of youth policy. Top-level policy concerning the social inclusion of young people falls within the responsibility of the ministry of Education, Children and Youth and is regulated by the department of youth within this ministry. Regional or local authorities are not directly involved in the development of policies in the field of youth employment and entrepreneurship. However, the Association of Luxembourg Cities and Municipalities (Syvicol; Syndicat des Villes et Communes Luxembourgeoises), which is composed of local representatives, promotes the cities' and municipalities' interests. It gives opinions concerning draft legislation which have an impact on the local level.
The governance approach to social inclusion is characterised by the cross-sectorial cooperation between ministries, departments and state or non-state agencies. The interdepartmental committee, which is composed of representatives of different governmental departments, is an important body involved in policy-making in the field of employment and entrepreneurship social inclusion (see 1.4 Youth policy decision making).
- Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, in charge of education policy and policy on children and youth:
- National Agency for Children (ONE; Office national de l'enfance)
- National Youth Service (SNJ; Service national de la Jeunesse)
- Coordination Department of Research and Educational Innovation (SCRIPT; Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l'Innovation pédagogiques et technologigues)
- Centre of psycho-social and educational support (CePAS; Centre psycho-social et d'accompagnement scolaire
- Ministry of Family Affairs, Integration and the Greater Region (ministère de la Famille, de l'Intégration et à la Grande Région), in charge of policy on disabilities, integration of foreigners, and solidarity:
- Ministry of Housing (ministère du Logement) in charge of housing policy, including the management of housing subsidies for people in need
- Ministry of Labour, Employment, and the Social and Solidarity Economy (ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de l'Économie sociale et solidaire), in charge of employment policy:
- National Employment Agency (ADEM; Agence pour le développement de l'emploi)
- Ministry of Health (ministère de la Santé), in charge of health policy, including prevention programmes
- Ministry of Equality between Women and Men (ministère de l'Égalité entre les femmes et les hommes), in charge of gender equality policy
- Ministry of Justice (ministère de la Justice), in charge of legal policy, including human rights and naturalisation
- Ministry of Social Security (ministère de la Sécurité sociale), in charge of social protection policy.
Additional non-public actors participate in the regulation and implementation of young people's social inclusion:
- Luxembourg Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN-Lëtzebuerg), an NGO consisting of 13 national member associations; the Caritas charity mission and the Red Cross (Croix-rouge) as umbrella organisations as well as 11 grassroots organisations
- Confederation Caritas Luxembourg (Confédération Caritas Luxembourg asbl) working to fight poverty and social exclusion on the national and international level; it currently includes 18 member organisations.
- 3 members of the Confederation, namely 'Fondation Caritas Luxembourg', 'Caritas Jeunes et Familles asbl' and 'Caritas Accueil et Solidarité asbl', collaborate more closely under the common name of Caritas Luxembourg. They provide various services for children and young people in need (e.g. psychological consultation, care facilities, crisis intervention, an emergency hotline for children and young people)
- Red Cross (Croix-Rouge), an NGO offering many services for young people in need (e.g. foster care services, psychotherapy services for young people, residence for young mothers [between the ages of 13 and 17 years] and their children, adoption services)
- Additional important factions, such as the youth departments/sections of the Luxembourgish labour unions (see: 5.3 Youth representation bodies) or the Mouvement ATD Quart Monde Luxembourg, an NGO that fights against poverty and social exclusion and promotes all people's dignity.