With Regard To Youth

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    The Parliament adopts this organic law.

Chapter I GENERAL PROVISIONS Article 1. The object and purpose of this Act (1) this Act regulates the principles and objectives of youth policy, the fields of intervention of the State in the field of youth, as well as the requirements for youth policy actors.
(2) the purpose of this law lies in ensuring the creation of opportunities for participation and development of the young people with a view to their active participation in all aspects of life through integration and full involvement, through access to information and quality services in education, health and the socio-economic field.
In article 2. Notions for purposes of this law, the following notions: youth work (youth work)-any action with and for young people, social, cultural, civic, educational or based on non-formal learning processes and voluntary participation of young people, coordinated by a youth worker or a specialist in youth work;
Youth Center-a non-commercial organization which represents a service or set of services addressed to the community of all categories of young people, with the mission to provide information, orientation, counseling, education and leisure, thereby contributing to the preparation of their social and professional integration;
the Commission on youth policy-advisory body in the field of youth policy, created at central and local level between representatives of the public authorities and the non-governmental sector;
the local Youth Council-structure representation and empowerment of young people to whom you can assign the status of a non-commercial organization and whose mission is to ensure youth participation in community development, particularly in the decision-making process;
educators of peer-trainers and promoters of certain ideas among individuals of the same age/generation;
the informal education of young people-real learning process throughout life, in which every young person forms their attitudes, their interiorizează or clarifies certain values, acquire the skills and knowledge from daily experience, educational resources and clients influences from the environment in which it lives-from family and neighbors, at work or play, to market/store, library or the media;  
non-formal education of youth-organized educational process through activities in the community or through programs that take place outside the formal educational system, designed to meet the educational needs of young people, said through the acquisition and/or development of the skills and abilities needed to adapt to a constantly changing environment, with clear learning objectives;
young-young family, formed by marriage, in which one of the spouses has not reached the age of 35 years; family with children consists of a single parent up to 35 years;
youth worker-the person who, through the activity of youth, provides support to young people in the development of personal, social and educational areas to ensure their better integration into society;
youth organization-non-commercial organization where young people constitute at least 2/3 of the number of members and composition of the management organs whose statutory goals are oriented towards the development of the personality of young people and their integration into public life; 
youth policies for the heritage-immovable property (buildings, land, construction and related) for youth activities, which, at the date of entry into force of the present law, belong to public or private areas of the State in times of administrative-territorial units;
youth policy-overview of the principles, methods and measures aimed at ensuring young people's opportunities for participation, well-being, personal and professional development;
Youth Services-overview of measures and activities undertaken for the institutionalised, responding to the needs of young people or young families;
specialist in youth work-person who has received special training in the field of youth work and providing professional services to young people; 
structure for the participation of young people-the form of organization of young people, voluntary and meeting with common interests, whether formal or informal, to participate and to contribute to public life;
young-person m/f with aged between 14 and 35 years of age. 
Article 3. Principles of youth policy realization of youth policy is founded on the principles of cooperation-intersectoral coordination) between State institutions and organisations working in the youth field, communicate, inform and cooperate with each other in order to achieve common objectives; 
b) equality-ensuring equity and diversity of young people without any discrimination;
c) inform-information, the work with young people and youth organisations, young people on the challenges, opportunities and their rights in a user-friendly manner;
d) participation of young people-active involvement in the decision-making process, public consultation, planning and implementing of activities that occur in society and who shall countersign them directly or indirectly;
e) parity-the decision-making process by mutual agreement between the public authorities and young people through the distribution of responsibilities on the basis of trust and mutual respect;
f) transversalităţii-award policies of a distinct approaches in different fields of activity by stimulating collaboration at all levels of the public institutions and authorities with powers in this area.
Article 4. The scope of the law this law shall fall within the scope of: a) people with aged between 14 and 35 years of age;
b) young families;
c) Central and local public authorities, as well as units, subordinated institutions and public services;
d) parity youth structures;
e) youth workers;
f) youth specialists;
g) youth organizations and youth;
h) youth centres;
I local youth councils);
j) informal structures of youth participation;
k) service providers.

Chapter II AREAS of INTERVENTION of the STATE to SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE in article 5. Economic opportunities (1) the State stimulates the entrepreneurial initiatives of young people through: (a) that legal framework) development ensures the entrepreneurial potential of young people;
b) support initiatives of young entrepreneurs developing programs for economic empowerment;
(c) encouraging participation of youth) programme of support, including the facilities of the business incubators;
d) support programmes for non-formal education of young entrepreneurs in business;
e) development of tools for information and experience exchange for young entrepreneurs;
f) elaboration and development of social entrepreneurship programs;
g) support private investors for realization of entrepreneurial projects of young people;
h) providing facilities in the form of tax cuts and taxes in accordance with legislation.
(2) the State shall facilitate the hiring of youths through: a) counseling services professional development for youth and career guidance centres;
(b) organizing fairs of) jobs nationally, and locally;
(c)) re-qualification programs and support to young people;
d) periodical surveys which reflects the needs and trends of the labour market regarding youth;
e) supporting practical internships in the public and private sectors;
f) support of young specialists in the fields of education and medicine who choose to work in rural areas;
g) promote and support voluntary activity, both in the public sector and in the non-profit sector through stimulus policies and recognition of volunteering as work experience.
(3) the State shall take specific measures to ensure young people with housing as follows: a) supports the construction of housing for young people and young families;
b) develops policies relating to the purchase of housing by young people and young families.
(4) the State shall grant facilities in the educational-cultural and stimulates research activities through: providing access to free) Fund and the sources of information from public libraries;
b) attracting the scientific research activities of graduates with potential for the field in which it operates;
c) offering gratuities on charges for admission and tuition for youths coming from foster care and socially vulnerable families;
d creating mechanisms) return to the country of the young people who are studying or who have completed university studies having work experience abroad.
Article 5 force 29.07.2018 article 6. Multilateral participation and development (1) the State shall ensure youth participation in the decision-making process through: (a) the creation of structures) support the participation of young people at national and local levels, their funding within the limits of the available budget;

b) youth involvement in the development process, making decisions and implementation;
c) financial support of youth initiatives through grants, programs conducted at central and local level, within the limits of the available budget;
d) recognition and validation of voluntary activities and their contribution to the development of the country;
development of e) educators from peer in various areas aimed at young people.
(2) the State supports formal and informal education of young people through: (a) development of mechanisms for recognition) of non-formal and informal education in the youth field;
b) financial support of non-formal education activities and within the limits of the available budget, informal;
(c) national system development) quality assurance programmes of non-formal and informal education.
(3) the State shall support and promote education for active citizenship among young people by: (a) supporting initiatives and projects) of civic education for youth;
b) programmes to participate in democratic processes through the civic responsibility of young people and the exercise of the rights of citizens;
(c) the development of educational programmes) among young people regarding the promotion of human dignity and tolerance of differences of the Group;
d the recognition and promotion of the rights) of young people, of their duties towards the State and society, the culture of democracy and respect for diversity.
(4) the State stimulates the potential of young people through: (a) identifying conditions) the creation, promotion and stimulation of young talents;
b) according to the legislation, support to individuals and businesses who promote young talent;
(c) training and capacity building) and the creative skills of youth in cultural and exhibition centres, workshops, studios and laboratories of creation and innovation, in accordance with the legislation in force;
d) supporting young people in their work of scientific research;
e) support for print media and online created by young people.
(5) the State supports the mobility programmes for young people through the promotion of: (a)) programs through which the mobility of young people;
b) ensuring access to youth mobility programmes;
(c) providing assistance to universities) and other educational institutions from signing international partnerships mobility programmes;
(d) providing assistance to young people) with special needs and with reduced opportunities which benefit from a mobility program abroad.
Article 6 article 7 the force 29.07.2018. Healthy lifestyle (1) the State shall adopt and apply measures to prevent high-risk behaviours among young people through the Organization of: (a)) information campaigns regarding healthy lifestyles and health risks to which young people are exposed;
b) creation and development of youth-friendly health services;
c prevention programs) development of risk behaviors among young people (drinking alcohol, tobacco, drugs);
d) developing and supporting counseling services in the field of sexual and reproductive health;
e) ensuring access to health services for all young people;
f) granting free services relating to family planning for young families.
(2) the State shall provide conditions of physical development of young people through: (a) infrastructure development) of sports both nationally and at the local level;
b) ensuring access of young people to the sports units financed by the public budget;
(c) development of sports programs) for all categories of young people.
Article 7 force 29.07.2018 article 8. Social services and programs for young people (1) the State shall create and ensure the access of young people to the youth services through: (a) the adoption of a regulatory framework) for youth services at central and local level;
b) youth services infrastructure development, offering spaces and equipment youth organisations within the limits of the available budget;
c) financial support to structures of youth services, within the available budget;
d) developing new services for young people to match the current needs of youth and the community to which they belong.
(2) the State encourages and creates equal conditions of development for young people and young families with opportunities limited by: a) support programmes and projects to support young people with special needs;
b) adaptation of an infrastructure to ensure access for young people with special needs in professional-technical studies, and graduate, as well as to employment.
c) facilitating access of young people with special needs in jobs matching their skills, including through employment in the public sector.
Article 8 force 29.07.2018

Chapter III PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUTH POLICIES and THEIR POWERS in article 9. The Ministry of youth and sports (1) Ministry of youth and sports is speciality of the central body of the public administration which develops and promotes State policy in the youth field, establishes the strategic guidelines for the development and continuous modernization of the institutional system, creates conditions of participation and the development of young people.
(2) the Ministry of youth and sport exercises the following powers: a) develops and monitors the youth policies;
b) the legislative and regulatory framework shall be worked out in the field of youth;
c) collaborating in the implementation of cross-sectoral youth policy;
d) creates public institutions responsible for youth activity and decentralized public services;
e) organizes and coordinates research, studies the process of statistical data in the field of youth in coordination with central statistical body;
f) consult youth organizations, institutions working with youth, other structures involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of youth policies;
g) financially supports, within the limits of the budget approved, non-profit youth structures and their activities through contests for youth projects and programmes organized annually;
h) cooperates with the non-commercial structures as well as national and international youth;
I) supports the integration of youth organisations in the European structures and other international youth structures;
j) supports the participation in programmes, projects and activities of regional, European and international level, in particular to young people from rural areas and to socially vulnerable young people;
k) supports the participation and representation of young people in the work of the European and international institutions related to the field of youth;
It supports youth participation in) programme and international youth exchanges;
m) supports non-commercial youth structures in the conclusion of agreements of cooperation in the youth field and in other actions that do not contradict the legislation of the Republic of Moldova.
Article 10. The National Agency for the development of Youth programmes and activities (1) the National Agency for the development of Youth programmes and activities (hereinafter referred to as the Agency) is an administrative authority subordinated to the Ministry of youth and sports, established for the purpose of training and continuous improvement of teacher education, programs, activities and services in the field of youth, as well as for the implementation, accreditation, monitoring and evaluation.
(2) the Agency is financed from the budget Ministry means provided for youth and sports, as well as the technical assistance granted as assets/financial international organizations, foreign and domestic donors, has its own balance sheet, settlement account, seal with the State emblem of the Republic of Moldova and has the designation in the State language and (3) the Agency shall have the following basic tasks : a) implements policies and programs developed by the Youth Ministry of youth and sports;
b) assists in implementing logistical and methodological State policies in the field of youth at the local level;
c) facilitates communication with the beneficiaries of the programmes and projects of youth and monitors their activity;
d) comes up with proposals for the development of new programmes and projects in accordance with the needs of young people;
e) evaluates the programs and projects of youth on the basis of performance indicators established in the planning documents of the Ministry of youth and sports;
f) provides training services and training of youth workers and specialists;
g) analyse government policies from the perspective of the scope of youth and coming up with proposals by the central public authorities;
h) carried out at an interval of not more than 2 years, research and analysis of the needs of young people in the country;
I) develop quality standards and creates a national system of quality assurance services for youth;
j) prepares and maintains the register of youth services;
k) accredits service structures of youth at the national and local levels and their quality certificates issued;
l) ensure institutional development concerning the work of youth;

m) national programmes on implementation shall be prepared by the activities of youth by youth workers;
n) comes up with proposals to improve youth services in the following thematic or cross-cutting actions of assessment;
an activity monitor) structures that provide services for youth;
p) initiate proposals to amend the legislation in the field of youth services and its adjustment with the European and international.
(4) the Agency operates under a regulation approved by the Ministry of youth and sports.
Article 10 force 29.07.2017 Article 11. Commissions for youth policies of Central and local public authorities may create committees for youth policies, which creates: a) on the principle of parity between representatives of public authorities and non-governmental youth sector;
b) status permanently within Central and local public authorities and meet regularly (at least twice a year) or every time there is a problem requiring resolution;
c the advisory role) were drafting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies at central and local level;
d) adopts decisions with binding recommendation on matters pertaining to their competence;
e) operates under a regulation approved by the Government in the case of central or local public authority approved for the local level.
Article 12. Local public administration and its competences (1) local public administration authorities shall promote youth policies in the territory and coordinate their implementation.
(2) local public administration authorities shall have the following powers: a) and organisations supporting the institutions working with youth, who is acting under a regulation approved by the local public authorities, coordinated with the Ministry of youth and sports;
b) develops and implements youth policies at local level;
c) organizes programs of grants, intended for youth organizations to sustain projects through competition and youth initiatives in the community;
d) creates and financially support the youth centres in community managed, within budget available;
e) stimulate youth participation at local level decision-making;
f) cooperates with the organizations implementing policies, youth, youth centres, with branches of national and international organizations, with local youth councils and with informal structures of youth participation;
g) with offices, spaces, offices, with amusements of youth organisations, local youth councils, youth centres according to the laws;
h) contribute to the process of organizing, research and analyses to track statistical data in the field of youth at the local level;
I) shall ensure that the young people about their activities and that affect them;
j) assess the situation of youth in the annual territorial RADIUS given in local youth strategy, programmes and services for young people, propose actions to redress the situation;
k) facilitates and provides a great framework for cooperation between the operators and the youth of the village.
(3) local public administration develops tools that: a) forming skills for participation of young people;
b) inform young people;
c) encourages young people to participate in volunteer activities;
d) provides support, including financially, youth projects and initiatives at the local level;
e) creates advisory structures in the field of youth policy on the principles of parity.
(4) the authorities of the local public administration level creates specialized local bodies in the field of youth, in the form of organizational subdivisions, subordinated to the district/municipal councils. In ATU Gagauzia, these bodies are created by the Executive Committee and is subject to him. The title, structure and regulations of local bodies specialized in the field of youth shall be determined by the district/municipal councils, while at Atu-Executive Committee, on the basis of a structure-type and a regulation approved by the Ministry of youth and sports.
Article 13. Youth centres (1) Youth Centre is established and operates as a service in the public interest.
(2) the Centre shall ensure that youth, vocational guidance, counselling, education, organization and leisure of young people, contributing to the preparation of their social and professional integration. 
(3) the development and operation of the Founder ensures youth centres, either independently or through association with other authorities, as well as through collaboration with non-commercial organizations and economic agents in the country and abroad.
(4) Youth Centre on the basis of a framework regulation, in compliance with quality standards for services, approved by the Ministry of youth and sports.
(5) Hiring managers is done through competition, organized in accordance with a regulation approved by the Ministry of youth and sports, by a Commission in which it participates and one representative of the public authority with specialized advisory.
(6) In youth centres, youth specialist posts vacations deals contest organized at the Youth Centre, in accordance with a methodology approved by the Ministry of youth and sports.
Article 13 force 29.07.2017

Chapter IV NON-COMMERCIAL YOUTH STRUCTURES in article 14. Youth organizations (1) young people have the right to associate voluntarily in youth organisations, which operate in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Moldova. Young people can be members or beneficiaries of youth organizations in accordance with their status.
(2) youth organizations are entitled to participate in: (a)) in the elaboration, implementation and evaluation of youth policies;
b) to submit to the Central and local public authorities proposals for amending the legislation on youth;
c) to promote and support the interests of young people through the development of programs and activities at the local, national and international levels;
d) to encourage and develop youth participation;
e) to promote and conduct non-formal education of young people and volunteering;
f) to collaborate with national and international organizations, with Central and local public authorities in the field of youth;
g) to initiate partnerships and collaborate with the authorities of Central and local public administration;
h) to participate in contests for the creation of representative youth structures;
I) to set up development centers of competences acquired in non-formal education process and informal.
Article 15. Local youth councils (1) local youth Councils are representative structures youth locally, created at the initiative of young people in the community, the region, which may be registered as non-commercial organizations only with the opinion of the central public authority for youth, if members are appointed for a specified period by young people, following the election, by universal, equal, free, direct suffrage.
(2) the City Council shall approve its rules of youth organization and functioning under a framework regulation approved by the Ministry of youth and sports.
(3) youth local councils are intended to ensure the active participation of young people in local and regional life, in particular in the decision-making process, what they are concerned.
(4) the local councils of youth: a) to represent the youth at local and regional level;
b) to identify their interests, needs and problems of young people at local and regional level;
c) to submit proposals to the local public authorities in all areas with which they are targeting young people;
d) to participate in the elaboration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for youth at the local level;
e) to participate in the representative structures of consultation at local level on the principles of parity;
f) to encourage and promote the active participation of young people in community life;
g) to promote and conduct non-formal education of young people and volunteering;
h) to intervene in order to alert the authorities, as well as other young people on the quality of certain services or to propose improving them;
I) to draw up and approve its own plan of activities and to estimate the costs of implementation.
Article 16. Informal structures for the participation of young people (1) Structure of the informal participation of young people is a form of youth participation on a voluntary basis and work in meeting the interests of young people.
(2) informal Structures of youth initiative groups may be, student Senates, students ' councils, youth media.
(3) youth organizations of political parties are considered informal structures for the participation of young people.
(4) the informal Structures for the participation of young people have the right to undertake work with youth and for young people and public authorities may submit proposals in areas aimed at young people.


Article. 17. the activities of youth and youth service (1) the work of youth (youth work) is a set of actions that support the multilateral development of youth, organized with their participation, to enable them to be active outside of the family, formal education and contributing to a better social integration.
(2) Youth Activities may be organized and carried out by young people, volunteers, non-commercial organizations, public institutions.
(3) Youth Service represents an institutionalized and planned intervention, carried out by a specialist in youth work within an institution providing services for young people, by providing information, counselling, vocational guidance, leisure, as well as developing skills of participation in community life.
(4) Youth Services are specialized programs of youth work that contributes to a better social and professional integration of young people, and to raise the level of participation and civic responsibility.
Article 18. Youth worker and specialist in youth work (1) Youth Worker is a person who carries out various kinds of activities with young people in the community or with groups of young people without necessarily following a planned and systematic activity.
(2) Youth Worker may be a youth leader, a volunteer, a person from an organization of youth or any other organization.
(3) a specialist in youth work carried out an activity planned, systematic and professional in relation to young or with groups of young people within an institutionalized service for young people.
(4) Specialist in youth work is based on training in the field of youth work and work in an institution providing services for young people.
     Article 19. Organization of non-formal education activities for young people (1) Youth Activity is based on the processes of non-formal learning, including any form of intentional learning and provides the skills and competences outside formal education and is offered as a rule, youth organizations, associations, public institutions, youth centres, trainers.
(2) non-formal education activities should correspond to the principles of working with young people, with their educational needs at the core, and to contribute to the acquisition and/or development of competences necessary for integration into the society in the ever-changing.
(3) the recognition of competences acquired in non-formal education process is certified in accordance with the law.

Chapter VI TRANSITIONAL and FINAL PROVISIONS Article 20. Entry into force of this Act (1) this law shall enter into force on the date of publication, with the exception of: (a) articles 5-8), which shall enter into force 24 months after the date of adoption;
b) articles 10 and 13, which will enter into force 12 months after the date of its adoption.
(2) the Government: a) within 12 months from the date of entry into force of the present law, will create the National Agency for the development of Youth programmes and activities;
b) within a period of 24 months from the date of entry into force of the present law, will bring its normative acts in compliance with this law and will ensure the development of normative acts necessary for its implementation;
c) within a period of 24 months, will come up with recommendations by the local public administration to implement the youth policy at local level.
(3) the date of entry into force of the present law, law No. 279-XIV of 11 February 1999 with regard to youth (Official Gazette of the Republic of Moldova 1999, 39-41, art. 169), with amendments and additions thereto, is hereby repealed.

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