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Statistics on young people

Number of all young people from the ages of 13 and 30 who live in the country: 109 102 (Statec 2008)
Percentage of young people in global population: 22.55% (Statec 2008)

Actors and Structures

Public authorities - National public authorities

Ministry of Family and Integration (Ministère de la Famille et de l'Intégration)

National Youth Service (Service National de la Jeunesse, SNJ) Non-formal education and leisure activities (Education non formelle et activités de loisirs)
Relationships to youth movements (Relations avec les mouvements de jeunesse)
Higher Youth Council (Conseil Supérieur de la Jeunesse)
Youth worker training (Formation d'animateurs et de responsables d'activités de loisirs)
Youth services and residential care (Service pour jeunes et centres résidentiels)
Youth holidays (Congé-jeunesse)
Relationships to local authorities (Relations avec les communes)
EU Youth Programme (Programme d'action communautaire Jeunesse)
Open Method of Coordination (Méthode ouverte de la coordination dans le domaine de la politique jeunesse)
Infrastructures for young people (Infrastructures pour jeunes)
Voluntary service for young people (Service volontaire Luxembourgeois pour jeunes)

Youth councils

Higher Youth Council (Conseil Supérieur de la Jeunesse)

The Higher Youth Council is an advisory board studying youth issues, on its own initiative or by request of the government. The government asks the council's advice on new regulations and laws. The council recommends reforms and innovations aiming at increasing young people's well-being. The goal is to develop a transversal youth policy. It is composed of 19 representatives of several domains concerned with youth questions: eight representatives of the youth organisations, of which five are to be proposed by the organisation representing youth; three delegates of students and pupils; five representatives of organisations active in favour of young people; one representative from Syvicol (association of local authorities); one representative of the minister in charge of youth; one representative of the National Youth Service (SNJ). Members are nominated by the minister for a three years term. Meetings are called in by the minister, the president of the council or on a written demand by one third of its members. Decisions are taken by a majority of present members.

National Programmes on youth

"Eat healthier, move more" ("Bougez plus, mangez mieux" - Campagne de sensibilisation, "Gesond iessen, méi bewégen", March 2008 - September 2009)

Action plans i.e. official strategies

An action plan (Art. 15) has to be set up according to the Youth act (2008).

(Source: Youth Partnership – Council of Europe, European Commission)