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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.9 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 28 November 2023

Fostering participatory policy-making practices in the field of youth policies is one of the current Government’s priorities. Far from only listening and taking into account youngsters’ needs and expectations, the Government is committed to deepen multilevel governance in youth policy, through the following aspects:

Youth participation and co-management

After CNJ and FNAJ’s entry in Movijovem's social share, strengthening the co-management mechanisms, the Government's intention is to carry on and enhance youth's involvement in the decision-making process. To this end, under the revision conducted of the Legal Framework of Youth Associativism (Law 57/2019, 7th August) and through the actions undertaken by IPDJ, mechanisms to reinforce youth participation and co-management are being studied.


Elaboration of a youth indicators system

In order to improve management systems for State expenditure on financial information and the situation of young people in relation to State policies for youth, statistical methodologies and indicators will be developed which portray the implementation of State policies and the situation of young people. This measure, called the youth indicator system, should be completed by the end of 2021.