4.3 Strategy for the social inclusion of young people
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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).
The following policy documents are also of importance to the social inclusion of young people:
- The Government`s action plan against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (2017-2020)
- White paper no. 7 (2015-2016) ‘Equality in practice - equal opportunities for women and men’
- The government’s strategy for the equality of persons with disabilities (2020–2030)
- The Government's action plan for universal design (2015-2019) (a new plan will be presented in 2021)
- The Government's Action Plan against Racism and Discrimination on the Grounds of Ethnicity and Religion (2020-2023)
- The Government’s Strategy against Hate Speech (2016–2020)
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:
- Good care growing up
- Stable living situations and safe neighborhoods
- Early intervention in kindergarten and in primary education
- Increased participation and inclusion in leisure activities
- Reduced social inequality among children and youth health
- Inclusion during adolescence
- Connection to working life for young people and parents
- Research and statistics
- Coordinated efforts by public authorities
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
The government has set up an expert group on children and young people in poor families, and an expert group on the effect of nursery school, school and after-school care for social mobility. The government will assess and follow up recommendations from the two expert groups by submitting a report to the Storting on the government's policy to reduce social differences among children and young people and ensure social mobility. The government aims to present the report in the spring of 2025.