4.8 Current debates and reforms
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The unification of the three social benefits in one unique payment for socially excluded people: the social inclusion aid is a policy adopted in 2016 and postponed each year because the social assistance system/institutions are not yet prepared to implement the new system. The use of the new social inclusion aid was postponed in December 2021 (the forth postponement) until January 2024.
In December 2022 the new Programme for Inclusion and Social Dignity, funded by the European Social Fund+ was approved by the European Commission. The programme will support the implementation of local strategies for inclusion, including investments in social housing for young people from vulnerable groups and communities; support for the employment of young people, by offering active employment measures. The same programme will support young people who leave/have left the special protection system, through integrated measures: counselling, professional guidance, personal development and independent life skills, post-intervention monitoring, free housing insurance by granting a rent voucher.
No information on current debates and reforms on the field of youth social inclusion is available.