The Role of the EU in Development of a National Youth Policy

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This article attempts to analyse the impact of the European Union on the development of youth policy between 2002-2012. The recent development of national youth policies of EU Member States mainly appeared after the EU documents such as the White Paper on Youth, the European Youth Pact, Youth Strategy 2010-2018. The article explains youth policy- making process in the European Union and it's Member States, presenting the main EU integration policy instruments that support the implementation of youth policy in a simplistic way and focus on the institutional arrangements, rules, instruments that should be 'exported' into national youth policy in the period 2002-2012. The author presents different frameworks for further analysis of practices and experiences of formation youth national policy according to the EU recommendations.


Tanja Dibou

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