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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


4. Social Inclusion

4.8 Current debates and reforms

On this page:

  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates 

Forthcoming policy developments 

There are three reforms in debate in the field of social inclusion, two of them directly regarding young people and the other affecting them:

  1. The development of a Ministry or Youth and Sports large training project for institutionalised young people, of 15 to 17 years old. The continuation of the project ‘prepared for life’ aims at developing life skills for these vulnerable young people who will leave the state protection system in a few years and who are usually lacking any kind of life skill.
  2. The implementation of a programme for young people leaving the special protection system to support them with rent for a house when they turn 18 and cannot benefit from accommodation in state facilities. The programme is named 'the first room' and the European Social Fund will fund the programme. The call for application has been opened in October 2019 and will close in January 2020.
  3. The unification of the three social benefits in one unique payment for socially excluded people for economical reasons: the social inclusion aid is a policy project debated since 2016 and has not been implemented yet.


Ongoing debates 

No information on current debates and reforms on the field of youth social inclusion is available.