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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.5 Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries

Last update: 12 January 2021
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  1. Mechanisms and actors

Mechanisms and actors


Youth policy and strategy is a cross-government area led by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. However, each individual government department retains responsibility for policies, programmes, actions and funding in their individual areas. For example, responsibility for youth employment sits with the Department for Work and Pensions.

A number of large-scale initiatives have demonstrated a cross-sectoral approach to youth policy. These included the: