The main decision – making processes regarding youth policy is being made by the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia. The Agency of Youth and Sport (AYS) is a governmental entity designated to work on youth related issues. It is thus the leader of any youth policy process, and in charge of coordinating ministries’ actions and inputs related to youth.
At local level, the Local Self-Government is responsible for decision making. The decision making is based on the existence of Local Youth Strategies (where adopted). 64Local Self-Governments integrated Councils of Youth as youth participation mechanisms in the decision making.
North Macedonia has National Youth Policy document, the National Youth Strategy (2016-2025) followed with Action and Monitoring Plan. The Agency for Youth and Sports is responsible for activities relating to young people in the Republic of North Macedonia, also is responsible for the implementation of the youth strategy.
The country currently is an Erasmus+ Programme Country and entitled to participate in all the actions of the programme.
Ratio (%) of young people in the total population (2017): Eurostat, yth_demo_020 [data extracted on 4/09/2018].
Absolute number of young people on 1 January for the age group 15-29 (2017): Eurostat, yth_demo_010 [data extracted on 4/09/2018].
Ratio (%) of men and women in the youth population (2017): Eurostat, yth_demo_020 [data extracted on 4/09/2018].
Young immigrants from non-EU countries (2016): Eurostat, yth_demo_070 [data extracted on 4/09/2018].