• Youth policy
  • in the Netherlands

Dutch youth policy

This website provides an introduction to children and youth policy in the Netherlands:

YouthPolicy.nl is an initiative of the Netherlands Youth Institute.

Facts and figures

In the Netherlands, the term youth applies to children and young people from 0 up to the age of 25. In 2017, there are almost 4.9 million children in this age group. As in most other industrialised countries, the proportion of youth in the total population is decreasing.

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Netherlands Youth Institute

The Netherlands Youth institute is the knowledge centre committed to collecting, enriching, interpreting and sharing topical knowledge on youth, professionalism and the youth services infrastructure.

This is our contribution to safer, healthier and more favourable lives of children, young people and their parents.

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Contact us

We are always interested in getting to know foreign colleagues and their youth care sectors.

Feel free to contact us to exchange views, knowledge and best practices concerning youth care or to participate in our meetings and events.

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