Policy database (WP2)

The main objective of WP2 is to provide an overview of the diversity of policy initiatives oriented at supporting young people’s wellbeing over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will bring together policies and programmes and draw conclusions on whether they reached the groups most at risk and with respect to lessons learned for youth policy in the near future and in the context of a future crisis.

This will be done by producing an inventory of policies and programmes targeting young people for a selection of cantons, which will provide a detailed overview of how these policy responses have been developed, implemented and with which success. Complementing the documentary analysis with 25-30 expert interviews, we will identify the strengths and weaknesses of the selected programmes as well as the challenges faced, and lessons learnt during their development and implementation.

Our results will be translated into recommendations for policy interventions targeting young people’s wellbeing in the next few years and in the context of eventual future crises.

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