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5. Participation

5.5 National strategy to increase youth participation

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  1. Existence of a national strategy to increase young people's political and civil society participation
  2. Scope and contents
  3. Responsible authority for the implementation of the strategy
  4. Monitoring and evaluation
  5. Revisions/ Updates

Existence of a national strategy to increase young people's political and civil society participation

There is no national strategy to increase the political participation of youth. However, as mentioned above (in 5.4.3), the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport is researching the state of affairs in municipalities. The Ministry will take measures on the basis of these findings. Although there is no national strategy, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport is concerned with youth participation. The establishment of the National Youth Council in 2001 and the Ministry’s cooperation with it shows that it strives to increase youth (political) participation. According to the director of the National Youth Council, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport is open to new ideas, but the outcome of their input is not always visible. The Ministry does involve the Council in a lot of issues, which is hardly the case within other Ministries. The National Youth Council, however, strives for even better youth participation that should be included in a national strategy.

 

Scope and contents

 

 

Responsible authority for the implementation of the strategy

 

 

Monitoring and evaluation

 

 

Revisions/Updates