Youth Cabinet

The Youth Cabinet is an institutional tool created by the government of the province of Santa Fe to incorporate the visions of youth in the development of public policies. This innovation consists of the creation of an institutional space to integrate the young people between 15 and 29 years in the Ministries of the Province. The intent is for the recognition of the new generations as a strategic sector for the realization of inclusive policies, for which they are encouraged to participate by raising proposals and evaluating public policies. The Cabinet is integrated by young people from different cities of the regions of the province, such as: Tostado, Reconquista, Rafaela, Sunchales, Santo Tomé, Santa Fe, Oliveros, Perez, Rosario and Venado Tuerto. The Youth Cabinet is formed by two young people by ministry (12 portfolios) and a secretariat with rank of ministry. The Cabinet has meetings every 15 days, where it convenes work committees to develop concrete proposals that are then raised from the scope of this Cabinet.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
democratic innovation yields no decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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