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10. Youth work

10.8 Current debates and reforms

 

Forthcoming policy developments

Currently, there is a very important renewal of legislation regarding several central programmes and initiatives of youth policy, like the national regulation for Youth Organizations, registry and financial support.

Programs in health, training and holiday leisure times were also subject of a profound revision. The National Youth Plan is being closely monitored and there is a discussion about the possible creation of superior university courses on Youth work.

 

Ongoing Debates

There is a debate around the need of more specific training for youth workers, despite the solid preparation given in "Técnico de Juventude" profile.

Finally, there is a debate and close cooperation with youth platforms regarding the fine-tuning between national and European youth priorities and goals.