Monday, 21. 5. 2012

Youth friendly municipality

The City of Ljubljana has won a certificate as a Youth Friendly Municipality, awarded by the Ajdovščina Youth Council in partnership with the Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia.

The certificate as a Youth Friendly Municipality is an award to those local authorities that have in recent years successfully implemented measures in the field of local youth policy and thus assured young people space in which they can develop their competences and skills, achieve autonomy and quickly blossom into adulthood.

20 local authorities were registered, of which seven were given certificates, among them four urban authorities (the Cities of Ljubljana and Maribor, Ptuj and Velenje) and three smaller (Krško, Radlje and Sežana) authorities.

Ljubljana fulfilled all eight of the required criteria, which were: dealing with young people systematically, youth participation, youth organisation, youth information, youth employment, youth education, accommodation policies and youth mobility.