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4. Social Inclusion

4.3 Strategy for the social inclusion of young people

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  1. Existence of a National Strategy on social inclusion
  2. Scope and contents
  3. Responsible authority
  4. Revisions/ Updates

Existence of a National Strategy on social inclusion

The main national strategy for the social inclusion of young people is the Government's cooperation strategy for children and young people in low-income families (2020–2023).

Some social inclusion measures are integrated in the Government’s 2015 Plan on child and youth policy initiatives [Trygghet, deltakelse og engasjement – regjeringens arbeid for barn og unge]. The Plan emphasises equal rights and opportunities, participation and influence, and access to quality services.

The following policy documents are also of importance to the social inclusion of young people:  

Scope and contents

The Government's cooperation strategy for children and young people in low-income families (2020–2023) strengthens efforts aimed at children and young people in families with persistent low income. The strategy emphasizes increased participation for children, young people and parents in low-income families arenas such as kindergarten, school, after-school programs, leisure activities and in working life. It also emphasizes enhanced social mobility for children and adolescents.

The strategy covers nine focus areas:

  1. Good care growing up
  2. Stable living situations and safe neighborhoods
  3. Early intervention in kindergarten and in primary education
  4. Increased participation and inclusion in leisure activities
  5. Reduced social inequality among children and youth health
  6. Inclusion during adolescence
  7. Connection to working life for young people and parents
  8. Research and statistics
  9. Coordinated efforts by public authorities

Responsible authority

The following ministries are responsible for the strategy:

  • The Ministry of Families and Children
  • The Ministry of Education and Research
  • Ministry of Culture
  • Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
  • Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Ministry of Health and Care Services

 

Revisions/ Updates

Not applicable.