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5. Participation

5.4 Young people's participation in policy-making

Last update: 21 February 2024
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  1. Formal Mechanisms of Consultation
  2. Actors
  3. Information on the extent of youth participation
  4. Outcomes
  5. Large-scale initiatives for dialogue or debate between public institutions and young people

Formal Mechanisms of Consultation

Apart from the EU Youth Dialogue, in Croatia there is no established prescriptive mechanism for consultations with young people. EU Youth Dialogue serves as a platform for discussing issues and priorities related to youth policy. The National Working Group for the EU Youth Dialogue consists of youth representatives, representatives from the Central State Office for Demography and Youth (CSODY), responsible for young people, and the national Erasmus+ agency, Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes (AMEUP). Depending on the topic, external members may be appointed. Various methods are employed for consulting with young people, including public consultations, national conferences, workshops, discussions, online questionnaires, and online discussions. Depending on the topic, a researcher is contracted to analyse the results of consultations and propose a background paper for defining national priorities.

 

Actors

The National Working Group for the EU Youth Dialogue consists of youth representatives, representatives from the state office responsible for young people (CSODY), and the national Erasmus+ agency.

 

Information on the extent of youth participation

There is no information available on the extent of youth participation in Croatia.

 

Outcomes

In 2023, a significant number of interested young people, the Croatian Youth Network (CYN), and the youth of political parties participated in commenting on the National Youth Programme 2023-2025 through the e-Citizens online platform. During the public consultation, the Draft National Programme received 168 comments. The CYN and its member associations proposed as many as 140 comments. Out of the mentioned 168 comments, the Central State Office for Demography and Youth accepted six (6), or 3.6%, of the total number of comments.

 

Large-scale initiatives for dialogue or debate between public institutions and young people

Apart from the EU Youth Dialogue campaign, named EU asks you, there are no large-scale initiatives for dialogue or debate between public institutions and young people.