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1. Youth Policy Governance

1.2 National youth law

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Existence of a National Youth Law
  2. Scope and contents
  3. Revisions/updates

Existence of a National Youth Law

There isn't a framework-law for youth in Portugal.

Article 70th of the  Constitution of Portuguese Republic  assigns to the State the obligation of ensuring special protection for young people, in order to guarantee the enforcement of their economic, social and cultural rights.

Youth’s needs and rights are incorporated into various pieces of legislation in several domains related to the lives of young people, such as:

  • Education and Training
  • Employment and Entrepreneurship
  • Associativism
  • Health and Sexuality
  • Housing
  • Volunteering
  • Citizenship
  • Conscientious Objection

The Youth Observatory, from the University of Lisbon's Social Sciences Institute made a compilation of legislative measures in the youth sector taken by the Portuguese governments from 1974 until now.

Scope and contents

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