The National Agency for Young People is a government agency, supervised by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the European Commission, established by the Italian Parliament by Law No. 15 of February 23, 2007 in implementation of Decision 1719/2006/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. It is a public law body under Article 8 of Legislative Decree 300/1999 with regulatory, organizational, management, asset, financial and accounting autonomy.
As stipulated in 2 of the Statute:
- promotes the active citizenship of young people, and in particular their European citizenship;
- develops solidarity and promotes tolerance among young people to strengthen social cohesion;
- promotes knowledge, understanding and cultural integration among young people from different countries;
- contributes to the development of the quality of support systems for youth activities and the development of the capacity of civil society organizations in the youth sector;
- fosters cooperation in the youth sector at the local, national and European levels.
The National Agency for Youth manages the European programs Erasmus+:Youth and Sport and European Solidarity Corps in Italy and through their implementation in Italy, implements the European Union Youth Strategy 2019-2027. It works to bring the European programs as close as possible to the participants (entities, associations or informal groups) and to the territory. Like all National Agencies present in the member countries participating in the programs, it promotes: the exchange of information; selection of projects for funding in favor of public bodies, associations or informal groups under three annual calls (February, April, October); monitoring and evaluation; support for beneficiaries and participants, through Design Gyms; collaboration with other national and EU agencies; promotion of the programs; sharing of positive experiences and best practices; and Transnational Cooperation and networking activities.
Through beneficiaries (public agencies, associations or informal groups), it provides opportunities and opportunities for mobility, training, education, volunteering and exchange to young people aged 13-30.