Agurtzane Llano: "Basque Youth must be facilitated to participate in the design of services and benefits and reduce the age of emancipation"

2022 June 8
  • “The youth system must be oriented towards the growing development of the autonomy of young people, promoting the promotion of youth initiatives and emancipation services”
  • Intervention by the Director of Youth in the Basque Parliament to present various aspects related to the studies and surveys of the Basque Youth Observatory.
  • “In relation to employment, the perception of the situation is more favourable; the percentage of those who believed that they would have to go to work abroad without wanting to has been reduced by half”

 VG 2022 06 08

The Director of Youth of the Department of Equality, Justice and Social Policies of the Basque Government, Mrs Agurtzane Llano, considers it necessary to "facilitate the youth living in the Basque Country to participate in the design of services and benefits, in youth policies and in the society, deploying their life projects and being protagonists of institutional, business and social initiatives. For this reason, the Basque Government has established the objective of reducing the average age of emancipation to 28 years in 2030”.

 "We´re aware of the challenges and priorities of Basque youth, similar to those that the rest of European youth poses, even if they start from different realities, situations and expectations or cultures" highlighted the Director of Youth. Mrs. Llano has intervened in the Committee on Social Policies and Youth of the Basque Parliament to present various aspects related to the studies and surveys of the Basque Youth Observatory, focusing on "Aurrera Begira. Indicators of youth expectations".

 "The youth system must be oriented towards the growing development of the autonomy of young people, promoting aspects that, until now, have not been present with sufficient intensity: the promotion of youth initiatives and emancipation services", commented Llano.

 In the director's opinion, “the emancipation and transition of young people to adult life requires a commitment to the cohesion of society and intergenerational equity. The exercise of active citizenship and the development of skills for autonomy go through the three axes of the Youth Law that we have just approved: youth system, emancipation and social participation”.

 "Our youth must become an active agent of transitions and of the new processes, paths and changes that Europe and the whole world are experiencing" she insisted. “For this reason, promoting the improvement of the living conditions of the youth of the Basque Country (Euskadi, in original language)  and, in particular, their emancipation, from a perspective of equal opportunities for the development of their life projects with autonomy, is a priority objective for the Government Basque".

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