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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


4. Social Inclusion

4.8 Current debates and reforms

On the annual Budget Day, every third Tuesday in September, the government announces its plans for the coming year. Here you will find brief outlines of the various plans (only in Dutch) for 2017.

The government wants to tackle poverty amongst children, because they all deserve equal opportunities. Secondly, the government will invest in equal opportunities in education and on the labour market. From 2017 young people aged 21 and above will get full minimum wage when employed.

The inflow of refugees is still an issue for debate, as you could read in the main challenges. The participation and integration of these groups of people still provide a challenge.

As last the government is focusing on prevention of radicalization of young people. They want to further accomplish social cohesion.