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4. Social Inclusion

4.8 Current debates and reforms

Forthcoming policy developments

One of the prioritised matters within the scope of social inclusion for youth is taking and expanding measures for social inclusion of young people “under temporary protection” in Turkey. The Syrians taking refuge in Turkey are considered to be “under temporary protection”. In that respect, the matters are addressed such as language education for young people in this group, providing education opportunities to them in accordance with the curriculum in their country, increasing employment opportunities and providing activities to help their cultural adaptation.Taking new measures in relation to increasing the employment of disabled people is one of the matters addressed under the title of strengthening the relationship between social inclusion and employment. In the new youth policy document which is to be considered to be published under the name of Youth Vision of Turkey, these policy approaches are expected to be included and the correspondent policy measures are foreseen to begin to be implemented before the end of 2019.

Ongoing debates

In addition to conventional educational, cultural and psychological supports for ensuring social inclusion of vulnerable groups and socially excluded young people, approaches which consider using social activities such as sports as a means of socialisation factor are taken into a meticilous consideration.  Besides, discussions take place over how the youth centres can be made use of in a more active way to struggle against the social exclusion.