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Statistics on young people

Total population as of November 2005 National Census 405,006.

Actors and Structures

Public authorities - National public authorities

Ministry of Education Culture Youth and Sport

The main tasks of the Department are to support non government organisations and agencies. It promotes participation of young people in society and develops opportunities where young people can participate in activities which they initiate themselves.

Youth councils

The National Youth Council (KNŻ)

KNZ aims to:

  • Promote a cross-sectoral youth policy
  • Influence youth policy at a regional and international level
  • Increase the participation of young people and youth organisations
  • in society as well as the decision-making process
  • Promote the exchange of ideas and experiences, mutual understanding
  • and equal rights and opportunities amongst young people

National Programmes on youth

National Youth Day and European Youth Week (March 2009 and November 2008)
Youth Environment Day (May 2008)
KneePlays Youth Theatre (May 2008)

(Source: Youth Partnership – Council of Europe, European Commission)