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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.5 Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries

Last update: 22 January 2021
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  1. Mechanisms and actors

Mechanims and actors

Norwegian youth policy is cross-sectoral with emphasis on collaboration and coordination between ministries, local and central authorities, and with the voluntary sector. In addition, children and young people’s participation is emphasised. The Government’s 2015 Plan on child and youth policy initiatives 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.

The cross-sectoral approach is reflected in the “0-24 cooperation”, a cross-sectoral initiative of the Directorate of Health, the Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, the Directorate of Labour and Welfare, the Directorate for Integration and Diversity and the Directorate for Education to support and strengthen necessary coordination and cooperation in counties and municipalities, for the benefit of children and young people and their families.