Youth policies from around the world: International practices and country examples. Youth Policy Working Paper No 1

Authors

Alex Farrow, Cristina Bacalso

Abstract

While no global framework or standards on youth policy exists, there is a growing international consensus on principles for youth policy-making. This working paper examines these principles, rooted in the 1998 Lisbon Declaration on Youth Policies and Programmes, and most recently re-iterated at the First Global Forum in Youth Policies held in October 2014, alongside some country examples of the principles used in implementation. While not an exhaustive list, this working paper explores the notion that all effective national youth policies should aim to be: democratic and participatory; cross-sectional and transversal; coherent and coordinated; researched and evidence-based; fairly budgeted and nanced; competent and professional; monitored and evaluated; open and freely accessible.

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