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4. Social Inclusion

4.3 Strategy for the social inclusion of young people

Last update: 8 November 2022
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  1. Existence of a national strategy on social inclusion
  2. Scope and contents
  3. Responsible authority
  4. Revisions/updates

Existence of a national strategy on social inclusion

The existing policies and measures with regard to social inclusion are part of different programmes and policies. An overall national strategy on social inclusion of young people does not exist in Luxembourg. However, promoting social inclusion is an important aim of the National Plan for a Green, Digital and Inclusive Transition. This document highlights 15 different Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The following SDG are of particular importance with regard to social inclusion of young people:

  • SDG 1 - End povery in all its forms everywhere (e.g. Implementation of the National strategy against homelessness and housing-related social exclusion (Stratégie nationale contre le sans-abrisme et l'exclusion liée au logement 2013-2020) in order to reduce homelessness and housing exclusion
  • SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all (e.g. Continued efforts to combat academic failure and drop-outs)
  • SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all (e.g. Further development and refinement of the Youth guarantee programme, especially regarding the launching mechanism for NEET).

With regard to SDG 1, a mid-term evaluation of the National strategy against homelessness and housing-related social exclusion was published in 2017 (MFI, 2017). A final external evaluation of the strategy will verify the implementation of the action recommended in the strategy and achievement of objectives, its effects, draw conclusions, and provide recommendations.

Scope and contents

1. Youth guarantee programme

The Youth guarantee programme has been implemented in Luxembourg since 2014. The main target groups of the Youth guarantee programme are principally young people with NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) profiles. The programme focuses on inactive or unemployed young people between 16 and 24 years of age (for further details see: Youth Guarantee). With regard to social inclusion policy for young people, the main focus of the Youth guarantee programme lies in the promotion of:

  • Measures favouring young people's transition from academic to professional life
  • Measures motivating young people to return to school.
2. National strategy against homelessness and housing-related social exclusion

The Luxembourg government has endorsed the national strategy against homelessness and housing exclusion for the years 2013–2020. Two action fields in this policy specifically address the homelessness of children and young people:

  • Action field 2 of this strategy aims at preventing young people's homelessness and offering assistance to young people in distress and homeless young people
  • Action field 3 addresses homeless young people between the ages of 18 and 30 years in Luxembourgish municipalities.

Responsible authority

The Youth guarantee programme is coordinated by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy. The National strategy against homelessness and housing-related social exclusion is coordinated by the Ministry of Family Affairs, Integration and the Greater Region.

Revisions/updates

There are no revisions or updates.