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Youth policy in Cyprus

Daniel Menschaert, Anca Sirbu, Peter Lauritzen, Ditta Dolejsiova, Yael Ohana, Stanko Salamon, Howard Williamson
ISBN: 978-92-871-6048-5

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The international review process was established to fulfil three distinct objectives:

• to advise on national youth policy;

• to identify components which might combine to form a harmonised approach to youth policy across Europe; and

• to contribute to a learning process in relation to the development and implementation of youth policy.

The Youth Directorate of the Council of Europe embarked on its international reviews of national youth policy in 1997. Cyprus is the second Mediterranean country to be the focus of an international review and the eleventh in the series. This report includes information gathered by the international review team as well as its analyses and recommendations concerning the development, perspectives and challenges for the future of youth policy in Cyprus.



1. The Council of Europe international reviews of national youth policy - a background

2. Introduction to Cyprus - the "nation" in question

3. Youth and youth policy in Cyprus
3.1. Youth defined
3.2. Youth policy defined
3.3. The Cyprus Youth Board
3.3.1. Legislation
3.3.2. Budget and finance
3.3.3. Structures for delivery
3.3.4. Partners and co-operation
3.4. Youth organisations

4. Dimensions of youth policy
4.1. Key domains of youth policy
4.1.1. Education, training and employment
4.1.2. Youth work and non-formal education
4.1.3. Health
4.1.4. Housing
4.1.5. Social protection
4.1.6. Family policy and child welfare
4.1.7. Leisure and culture
4.1.8. Youth justice
4.1.9. National defence and military service
4.1.10. The church
4.2. Key issues for youth policy
4.2.1. Participation and citizenship
4.2.2. Combating social exclusion and promoting inclusion
4.2.3. Youth information
4.2.4. Multiculturalism and minorities
4.2.5. Mobility and internationalism
4.2.6. Equal opportunities

5. Supporting youth policy
5.1. Youth research
5.2. Training
5.3. The dissemination of good practice

6. Developing youth policy in Cyprus within a European context - points, perspectives, challenges for the future and recommendations
6.1. Key principles of the youth work of the Council of Europe
6.1.1. Participation
6.1.2. Co-management
6.1.3. Intercultural learning
6.1.4. Integrated, cross-sectoral policy and practice
6.2. Youth Policy Indicators
6.3. The five “C”s
6.3.1. Coverage
6.3.2. Capacity
6.3.3. Competence
6.3.4. Co-ordination
6.3.5. Cost
6.4. The "D"s of youth policy development

7. Conclusion

8. Recommendations


Documents consulted

List of figures
1. The structure of the Cyprus Youth Board
2. A dynamic cycle for youth policy development