2.1 Decision Makers: Definition Copy
The Cambridge Dictionary defines “decision-maker” as “a person who decides things, especially at a high level in an organisation”. In general terms, decision-makers are those persons or organisations that can make decisions: contextualised, we are now talking about those institutions, organisations and leadership structures able to impact policies, regulations, programmes and very relevant issues affecting youth and the general population.
For example, some Civil Society Organisations, such as Foundations, Associations, or industrial clusters, can be considered decision-makers due to its influence on public issues. Typically, public administrations – and some public administration officers -, parties and labor unions are the most relevant considering their active role.