Youth Policies in Brics Countries: Towards the Construction of a Typology

Friday, 20 July 2018: 16:30
Oral Presentation
Soraya CORTES, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Drawing upon several researches, this article attempts to classify youth policies in the Brics Countries according to a variety of dimensions: the views about the youth in the discourse of political leaders, the definitions of youth and the main purposes of youth policies organisation of the youth sector in government, the target groups for youth policies. Youth policies are highly diverse between the five countries, but they are also diverse within countries, being either centralized or decentralised towards the regional/local level and the voluntary sector. Inspired in the Wallace and Bendit study on youth policies in Europe, the paper highlights convergencies and contrasts between countries.


Wallace, C.; Bendit, R. Youth policies in Europe: towards a classification of different tendencies in youth policies in the European Union. Perspectives on European Politics and Society. v. 10, no. 3, 441–458, 2009.