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Existence of a National Youth Strategy
No single strategy covers all aspects of Norwegian youth policy. Instead, several policy documents target different aspects of young people’s lives within different sectors as described in the underlying YouthWiki chapters.
The Government’s youth policy is described in relevant draft resolutions and bills [Proposisjoner til Stortinget] that form the basis for the Parliament’s consideration of proposed resolutions, new legislation or amendments to legislation, the budget, or other matters that require a decision by the Parliament. The budget spells out the Government’s priorities in all sectors, including youth policy.
Most ministries are responsible for measures affecting children and youth, either directly or indirectly. The ministries cooperate in many areas, and often put forward joint initiatives, through action plans, strategies and parliamentary announcements. The current Government’s 2015 Plan on child and youth policy initiatives [Trygghet, deltakelse og engasjement – regjeringens arbeid for barn og unge], was drawn up in collaboration between by the Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Justice and Public Security and Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. It presents the overall goals and focus areas of the Government’s children and youth policy but does not include all measures. For more information about the plan se section 1.4 Youth policy decision making.
Scope and contents
Responsible authority for the implementation of the Youth Strategy