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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

Last update: 5 December 2023

Youth policy in Slovakia is coordinated by the MESRS. Youth policy is defined in the Strategy of the Slovak Republic for Youth 2021-2028 (hereinafter Youth Strategy). The Youth Strategy reflects the goals of the EU Youth Strategy for the years 2019-2027 (1.3).

Children and youth as the target groups are on the agenda of more than 10 public institutions - in particular ministries

The Non-Formal Eucation Support Departmen of the National Institute for Education and Youth implements state policy towards children and youth (1.4). 

Cross-sectorial cooperation on youth policy issues is ensured by two expert groups: the Interministerial working group for state policy in the field of youth and the Committee for Children and Youth (1.5).

Implementation of the Youth Strategy of the Slovak Republic is evaluated in the Youth Reports (1.6). Funding of youth work is partly covered by the Programmes for Youth (MESRS), a significant long-term source is represented also by the EU Youth Programs since 1998 (1.7).

Local and regional self-governments constitute their own youth policies on their territory (1.4).