International cooperation - youth policy

The objectives and basis of national youth policy also form the foundation of Sweden's actions in international cooperation in the area of youth policy. In addition, Sweden works to clarify the cross-sectoral nature of youth policy and to utilise young people's knowledge and experiences in international work. Through international youth policy cooperation, young people's own international cooperation can also be strengthened. This applies in particular to young people with limited opportunities for acquiring international experience. It is important to promote cooperation between different international organisations and exchanges of experience and knowledge between different countries. This gives a broader perspective and holistic approach to youth policy work, which also contributes to better decisions in national youth policy.

International cooperation in the area of youth policy is extensive. Apart from cooperation within the EU, Sweden currently also participates in youth cooperation within the framework of the UN, the Council of Europe, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Barents Euro-Arctic Council.