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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.3 National youth strategy

Last update: 12 April 2023
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  1. Existence of a National Youth Strategy
  2. Scope and contents
  3. Responsible authority for the implementation of the Youth Strategy
  4. Revisions/updates

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. 

In 2020 the Government launched a cooperation strategy for children and youth in low-income families (2020-2023). The cooperation strategy is part of the national follow-up of the UN Sustainability Goal 1 to eradicate all forms of poverty, and the overall goal of Leaving no one behind.

Scope and contents

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Responsible authority for the implementation of the Youth Strategy

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