8.10 Current debates and reforms
Within the framework of Youth Projects Support Program, biblio-cafés which are run by the NGOs function as youth cultural centers. Biblio-cafés (book cafes) function as libraries on the side and as centers for deliberation for any issue and creative meetings among youngsters on the other side.
Within the policy area Culture and Art under the National Youth and Sports Policy Document, the main document in which the strategy for culture aimed at young people is set forth, the following goals are planned to be included in the policy goals.
- Studies on the young people’s perception of culture and art;
- Making more widespread of culture and art activities aimed at young people living in our country as a result of migration or for other reasons.
The activity and performance criteria for the above-mentioned policy measures are under evaluation. Besides, the promotion of art activities among young people is foreseen to be an important part of Youth Vision of Turkey which is underway.