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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


2. Voluntary Activities

2.8 Current debates and reforms

On this page:

1. Forthcoming policy developments
2. Ongoing debates 

Forthcoming policy developments 

No forthcoming policy developments are happening in the field of youth volunteering.


Ongoing debates 

The Youth Strategy includes as one of its four main priorities the Youth Volunteering. The drafting process for the action plan of the Youth Strategy started in March 2016 and a draft action plan have been published in consultation in October 2016, including a measure proposing the creation of a National Voluntary Programme following the model of EVS. However, the initiative was not continued after 2017. While the idea of the adoption of the action plan for only 2 more years (2019 and 2020) from the implementation of the Youth Strategy has been abandoned, according to the State Secretary for youth declaration during a Consultative Council on Issues of Youth at the Ministry of Youths and Sports in October 2018, the evaluation of the current strategy and the development of the next one is planned for 2020-2021 and a special attention is to be payed to youth volunteering. Involvement of the youth civil society is expected in partnership with the government for the two tasks: evaluation of the current youth strategy and the development of the next one.