Reduction of inequalities among young people - Sub-objectives

Supporting young people with disabilities and / or chronic disease is a prerequisite for their active and equal participation, as well as their capacity for self -reliance.

In this context, the following are considered necessary:

6.1.1. Creating conditions for specialized training support for young people with disabilities.
6.1.2. Promoting a comprehensive process for the deinstitutionalization, rehabilitation and reintegration of young people with disabilities.
6.1.3. Offering young people with disabilities access to culture, sports, entertainment, as well as facilitating their mobility and their coexistence with the rest of the population.
6.1.4. Supporting families that provide care to young people with disabilities.

Monitoring indicators

  • Percentage of young people with disabilities or chronic diseases.
  • Percentage of young people with disabilities using specialized educational support services.
  • Percentage of young people with disabilities using specialized psychological support services.
  • Percentage of young people with disabilities or chronic diseases receiving scholarships for studying.
  • Percentage of young people with disabilities participating in autonomous living programs (Disabled Residential Shelters).
  • Percentage of young disabled people who have employment.
  • Percentage of young people with disabilities participating in art groups or sports teams.
  • Percentage of young people with disabilities involved in tailored entertainment activities.
  • Percentage of parents of young people with disabilities or chronic illnesses using psychological support services.

An important dimension in reducing inequalities faced by young people is the promotion of equal opportunities and the improvement of equality between young men and women, implying equal representation, empowerment, responsibility and participation of young women and men in all areas of public and private life.

At the same time, actions and policies aiming at the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity are necessary and ensure fair, equal and decent access and treatment by the administration to which all citizens of a state are entitled.

To this end, we suggest:

6.2.1. To integrate gender issues in all policy agendas.
6.2.2. To prevent and combat violence against young women and girls.
6.2.3. To recognize legal rights for gender identity and sexual orientation safeguarded by legislation.

Monitoring indicators

  • Percentage of young women in the labour market.
  • Part-time employment as a percentage of total employment and distribution of population with part-time work by gender, economic activity and part-time work.
  • Percentage of young women in managerial positions.
  • Number of complaints for sexual harassment.
  • Percentage of young women, victims of domestic violence, including young women from vulnerable social groups.
  • Percentage of young people who have a cohabitation agreement.
  • Percentage of young people who have applied to change their registered sex identity.

Special youth groups we on focus here are young people belonging to the Muslim community as well as young Romani. Action to support young immigrants and asylum seekers is, evidently, particularly important.

More specifically, it is necessary to ensure:

6.3.1. Support and integration of young people of minority groups.
6.3.2. Support and integration of new immigrants and asylum seekers and international protection beneficiaries, including unaccompanied minors.
6.3.3. Support and integration of young Romani.

Monitoring indicators

  • Percentage of young people belonging to vulnerable social groups (immigrants, asylum seekers, Romani).
  • Percentage of young people from vulnerable social groups in the labor market.
  • Percentage of young refugees and immigrants with a high level in Greek language.

More specifically, it is necessary to ensure:

6.4.1 Supporting school structures and staff to combat school bullying.
6.4.2. Improvement of living conditions for young offenders and support for their reintegration.
6.4.3. Awareness about online hate speech.
6.4.4. Prevention of radicalization-related violent cases.

Monitoring indicators

  • Percentage of young people having been being bullied at school.
  • Percentage of young people in correction facilities.
  • Percentage of young people participating in training programs correction facilities.
  • Percentage of young people participating in online hate speech education programs.
  • Percentage of young people who have been victims of hate speech.

It is important to prevent situations that put young people at risk, but also to support and encourage those young people in difficult situations so to gradually integrate in the economic and social fabric when they overcome these difficulties.

Children aged 0-17 who are threatened by or are already facing exclusion are also a key target group of the National Social Integration Strategy (2018), as they are recognized as less likely to be good students, to be healthy and to make full use of their potential later in their lives, compared to their peers who grow up in more favourable conditions.

At the same time, the emphasis on prevention and management of situations that can put young people at risk, fighting stigma, eliminating exclusion, reintegrating and opening up society to these young people are the axes of this sub-objective.

In particular, the sub-objective encompasses the following:

6.5.1. Support young people at risk of poverty.
6.5.2. Support young people, victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse or victims of human trafficking.
6.5.3. Support young people with substance dependence issues.
6.5.4. Strengthening the search mechanism for missing children and young people.
6.5.5. Support for children and young people in foster homes or adoption programmes.

Monitoring indicators

  • Percentage of young people at risk of poverty.
  • Percentage of young people experiencing severe material deprivation.
  • Percentage of young people living in households with low employment rates.
  • Number of victims of trafficking categorized by gender, age and nationality.
  • Percentage of young people living in accommodation centres for unaccompanied minor migrants and refugees.
  • Percentage of young people with substance dependency issues.
  • Percentage of young mothers participating in support programs.
  • Percentage of young people that made use of the missing children hotline.
  • Percentage of missing young people and the percentage of those who have been located.
  • Percentage of young people in orphanages or care institutions.
  • Percentage of adopted young people.
  • Percentage of young people in foster homes programmes.
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