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Survey about youth participation in Slovakia

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Statistics on young people

Number of all young people from the ages of 13 and 30: 1 551 048

Actors and Structures

Public authorities - National public authorities

Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic

Ministry of Education of SR – Department of children and youth insure the roles in the field of non formal education of children and youth mainly in these directions: Preparation of conceptual and decisive materials in this field, metodical management of activities of free time centres and school centres of spare-time activities, international cooperation in the field of children and youth, financial support of youth policy.

Youth councils

The Youth Council of Slovakia

The Youth Council of Slovakia (RMS) is an umbrella organisation – an association of nongovernmental not-for-profit children’s and youth organization. In 2006 it represented 42 children’s and youth organisations. The basic aim of the Council is to influence the national policy in favour of conditions creating for youth and children with respect to the Slovak legal system. The council participates in the implementation of Concept of state policy towards children and youth in the Slovak Republic until the year 2007. The Youth Council of Slovakia became a partner organization to the Ministry of Education in February 2000. The Youth Council of Slovakia is also the official representative of Slovak youth in international youth organisations and platforms. It actively participated on the establishment of the European Youth Forum and it is present in the Commission of the EYF for relations with the EU and in the Council of Europe Steering Committee for Youth.

National Programmes on youth

Každý iný – všetci rovní – All different - All equal: program which is the appeal of The Council of Europe to support of variousness, human rights and participation pointed on young people. In Slovakia from december 2005 till the end of year 2007.

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