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Legal Base

The following legal framework was set up for and partly with children and young people and is an important working basis for ‘beteiligung.st’.

EU-White Paper

The White Paper entitled "A new impetus for European youth" was drawn up by young people from all over Europe and represents a starting point for youth policy in the individual EU Member States.

National Action Plan

In 2004 the Austrian Federal Government passed a National Action Plan for the Rights of Children and Young People.

Styrian Law for the Protection of Youth

The Styrian Law for the Protection of Youth not only lists the rights and duties of young people, it also determines the responsibility of parents and legal guardians, employers and event organizers.

Styrian People’s Rights Law

The participation of children and young people is defined in the Styrian People’s Rights Law.

Styrian Youth Promotion Law

In the Styrian Law for the Promotion of Youth,the Province of Styria has defined the goals and foundations of youth promotion in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the EU White Paper

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international agreement. In 54 articles the fundamental human rights are defined which should apply to every child under 18 years of age in the whole world.