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1. Youth Policy Governance

Last update: 22 March 2024

Taking into account the objectives of the National Youth Strategy 2015-2020, Romanian youth policy includes measures in the field of education, culture, volunteering, public and political participation, sports, health, leisure, employment, entrepreneurship and social inclusion. The Ministry of Family, Youth and Equal Opportunities is the main top-level responsible authority in the field of youth, since January 2022, but only four of the main priorities of the youth policy are in its direct responsibility. These priorities are: (1) Non-formal learning; (2) Youth volunteering; (3) Youth public and political participation; (4) Youth leisure.

The youth is not central in other policy fields and there are few policy measures directly dedicated to young people, as presented in the following chapters of Youth Wiki - Romania. The National Youth Strategy 2015-2020 was developed according to a cross-sectorial approach, but, in the absence of an action plan, the interventions planned by different ministries have been isolated.

For all policy fields, the main information sources on the Romanian youth are the Youth Barometers commissioned by the Ministry of Youth and Sports every two years between 2012 and 2020 and continued by NGOs and research centres in 2022, as presented in section 1.6 Evidence-based Youth Policy.