Dr Caroline Residori is a sociologist and Research (and Development) Specialist at the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research (CCY) at the University of Luxembourg.
Evaluation of the Youth Pact (2012-2014)
With the Youth Pact 2012-2014, the Luxembourg government, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Childhood and Youth (MENJE), has developed a policy instrument that essentially addresses some of the key socio-political challenges of adolescence. It is strategically designed as an inter-ministerial network in which, among other things, the thematic areas of vocational and social integration of young people through education, training, housing, mobility and sustainable employment are highlighted as cross-cutting political issues within the framework of a comprehensive catalogue of measures. The Youth Pact thus supports the essential prerequisites for a forward-looking youth policy and a policy for young people that is coherent across ministerial boundaries.
MENJE commissioned the research unit INSIDE (Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development), and here the Youth Research Group of the University of Luxembourg, to evaluate the Luxembourg Youth Pact (2012-2014).
The aim of the evaluation was to answer the question to what extent the Youth Pact, as a strategy of transversal youth policy, has contributed to strengthening interministerial communication on youth issues in the policy fields relevant to youth and to including youth issues in the political discourse across sectors.