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Statistics on young people

Total number of children and young people 2006: 491120 young persons (24.54%)

Actors and Structures

Public authorities - National public authorities

Ministry of Education and Sports

The responsibilities and activities of the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth relate to: the planning, organisation and implementation of measures in the area of the youth policy; activities in the area of social policy for young people and informal education, leisure activities, culture, public information and international co-operation; the monitoring of the implementation of the regulations and other acts relating to young people, warning of non-effective realization of the regulations and proposing measures for a more effective realization; the formulation and supervision of the implementation of the priority youth programmes; the monitoring of the role and position of young people in society; improving the conditions for organised youth activities and youth organisations; stimulating the mobility of young people; finding better ways of supplying young people with information and counselling; encouraging various interest activities of young people and the creation of conditions for the inclusion of young people in social processes.

Youth councils

Mladinski svet Slovenije – National Youth Council of Slovenia

33 Local Community Youth Councils

National Programmes on youth

Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth is working on the preparation of youth legislation, which will include also the National programme on youth

Action plans i.e. official strategies

TAction plan called Strategy of the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth in the field of youth for the period 2005 – 2010, which is focusing on establishment and development of youth structures, supporting the NGO-s and encouraging participation and information of the young people etc.

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