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EACEA National Policies Platform


9. Youth and the World

9.2 Administration and governance

Last update: 22 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON: 11/11/2020 - 20:14

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  1. Governance
  2. Cross-sectorial cooperation


Young people's contribution to global policy making is, where it exists, shaped by general youth policy governance arrangements. These are described in the article on 'Youth Policy Decision-making' in the Chapter on ‘Youth Policy Governance’.

One aim of the Youth Voice contract, which is managed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and is delivered by the British Youth Council, is to facilitate young people's participation in international decision-making, including in Europe, at the UN, through the Commonwealth and forums like the G20.

For more information about the British Youth Council and its activities, see the article entitled 'Young People's Participation in Policy Making' in the Chapter on 'Participation'.

Cross-sectoral cooperation

There is currently no cross-sectoral cooperation at government level which fosters young people's involvement in global policy-making. See the article entitled 'Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries' in the Chapter on 'Youth Policy Governance' for information about the cross-sectorial cooperation which occurs more broadly.

Please also see the article entitled 'Cross-border cooperation in the youth field' in the Chapter on 'Youth Policy Governance' for information on the Department for International Development and Civil Society Organisations (DFID CSO) Youth Working Group, which supports youth involvement in international development.