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1. Youth Policy Governance

1.1 Target population of youth policy

Last update: 27 March 2023

The target group for Swedish youth policy is young people between 13 and 25 years of age, according to the Government's youth policy bill 'With youth in focus – a policy for good living conditions, power and influence' (Med fokus på unga - en politik för goda levnadsvillkor). 

In relation to youth unemployment, there is another age-specific target group:

In relation to government's subsidies to children's and youth organisations, the general rule is that a grant may be provided to organisations that have at least 1 000 members between the ages of 6–25.

In other legislation, the definition of the youth population varies depending on the subject area.