Department of Youth Affairs under the Ministry of Social Security and Labor

The Department of Youth Affairs was established on 15 August 2006 after restructuring the State Council of Youth Affairs that has been operating since 1996 (Resolution No. 329 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 5 April 2006).

The Department of Youth Affairs is one of the main institutions working in the field of youth policy. The Department of Youth Affairs works out and implements the state youth policy programs and measures, analyzes the state of youth and youth organizations in Lithuania, coordinates the activities of the state and municipal institutions in the field of youth policy, as well as performs such other activities relevant to youth, youth organizations, and organizations working with youth.

The Department of Youth Affairs implements the objectives of the state youth policy through application of measures to enhance the motivation and possibilities for youth to acquire education, get work, and engage in active social life; takes part in solution of youth related problems; develops non-formal education; as well as controls the socialization processes of youth.

Further information on the Department of Youth Affairs is available on: www.jrd.lt