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First National Youth Strategy in Ireland

In October 2015 the first ever National Youth Strategy was launched in Ireland. Find out more.

The National Youth Strategy 2015–2020 is a document which has its basis in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children & Young People (2014-2020).

 This framework sets out the Government’s agenda and priorities in relation to all children and young people under the age of 25 years and provides for the development and implementation of policies and services in relation to the following interconnected and mutually reinforcing outcome areas. 1. Active and healthy, physical and mental well-being 2. Achieving full potential in all areas of learning and development 3. Safe and protected from harm 4. Economic security and opportunity 5. Connected, respected and contributing to their world