Youth Policymaking in Slovenia

How does it work?

Policymaking in Slovenia starts with a proposal by either the Government, a deputy, the National Council, or a minimum of 5,000 voters, who present a draft to the President of the National Assembly. Once submitted, the drafts, which must follow a specific structure and set of contents, are discussed by the National Assembly. After two readings, amendments are possible. If the policy is passed by the National Assembly, the Government will then adopt it, in which case it will come into force and be implemented. Youth policy is in the hands of the state or local communities. It is included in "other" policy areas, and the Public Interest Act on Youth Sector regulates legislative, executive and financing matters.

When was the last time that a proposal was presented by voters to the President of the National Assembly?


Who are the actors involved and what role do they play? Click on an institution to learn more.

Slovenian National Assembly

Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth

Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

Council of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for the Youth Sector

The Public Interest Act in the Youth Sector assigned the Council of Government of RS for the Youth Sector to create 4 cross-sectoral working groups with specific functions. The groups are composed of representatives of government offices and of the youth sector. Which ones of the following bodies are part of the working group which monitor and implement the National Youth Programme?

Policy Plans

Follow the path some policies took from draft to reality. Where did youth contribute?

Slovenia's National Youth Programme

Youth policy in Slovenia is a cross-cutting policy area, therefore legislative provisions targeting youth are included in education, health, employment and housing policy (among others). Nevertheless, there is a framework to ensure that young people’s needs are included and promoted in national policy plans: the National Youth Programme 2013-2022.