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EACEA National Policies Platform


9. Youth and the World

9.7 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 7 January 2021
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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates

Forthcoming policy developments

At present, there are no forthcoming developments.

Ongoing debates

Political engagement and protest by young people to raise awareness of climate change is a major issue in Luxembourg and has strongly influenced the public debate in 2019 and 2020.  With the Covid 19 pandemic, the climate debate has lost some of its visibility, but it is still a very important issue, especially for young people. In the post-pandemic era, the issue will certainly become more prominent again.

One important debate focuses on migration and policy measures to handle the comparatively high number of migrants and asylum seekers from Third World countries. Main challenges are the provision of suitable accommodation for these people, language learning and social integration. Another prevailing debate is on the objectives of the policy paper 'The New European Consensus on Development: ”Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future”' which is a joint statement by the Council and the representatives of the governments of the member states meeting within the Council, the European Parliament, and the European Commission. The Luxembourgish NGO on development aid policy recently criticised the decisions defined, as they focus on fighting migration instead of increasing people's well-being and reducing inequalities in the world (see: Statement).