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EACEA National Policies Platform


9. Youth and the World

9.2 Administration and governance

Last update: 21 January 2021
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  1. Governance
  2. Cross-sectorial cooperation


Main actors:

The main actor at a national level of policy-making in international cooperantion is the Ministry of Foreing Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación).

General distribution of responsibilities:

General distribution of responsabilities

Chart 1. Own elaboration 2020. (Royal Decree 644/2020)


Cross-sectorial cooperation

There are different strategies between the public policies and the programs of the bodies mentioned in the table above, all of them responsible for guiding young people towards projects of international cooperation and sustainable development as we will see in the following paragraphs. In this way, there is a synergy between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its secretariats and dependent directors with other ministries such as the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Demográfico), Youth Institute (INJUVE), public universities, private initiative foundations and non-governmental organizations to bring young people closer to the issues of the global agenda.