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The term of youth organisation (organisation de jeunes) is defined by the 2016 Youth Law. According to Art. 3.5, youth organisations are associations active in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, including non-profit associations or foundations constituted in accordance with the 1928 law (loi du 21 avril 1928 sur les associations sans but lucratif et les établissements d'utilité publique) concerning associations and foundations, whose main objective is the work with young people. The objectives of youth organisations are not directly established by the legal framework, but youth organisations have to meet the main principles and objectives of youth policy (as outlined in the 2016 Youth Law) to be legally recognised.
Some youth organisations are funded on the basis of an agreement with the ministry of Education, Children and Youth. According to the 2016 Youth Law, organisations are eligible for subsidies for activities they organise on behalf of young people. Youth organisations can also apply for grants in the framework of the Erasmus+/Youth in Action programme.
Increasing the diversity of participants is an ongoing objective of youth policy. On this aspect, the youth department within the ministry of Education, Children and Youth works in close cooperation with the different youth organisations.