Development Programme for Child And Youth Policy
The Youth Policy Development Programme is prepared according to the Youth Act (72/2006) under which the Government shall adopt a youth policy development programme every four years.
The programme includes national youth policy objectives and also outlines those for regional and
local authorities related to, for example, education, employment, health, active citizenship,
social empowerment, housing, and entrepreneurship. The implementation of the development programme
is evaluated annually by the Advisory Council for Youth Affairs.
According to the Youth Act a young person is anyone under the age of 29 years. In practice this implies that the youth policy programme is also concerned with small children.