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Formal Mechanisms of Consultation
There is no prescriptive mechanism for consultations with young people in Croatia apart from the EU Youth Dialogue. It serves as a platform for discussion on issues and priorities of youth policy. The National Working Group for the EU Dialogue with Youth consists of youth representatives, representatives from the ministry in charge for young people and the national Erasmus+ agency. Depending on the topic, external members can be appointed. There are various methods used for consultation with young people, for instance, public consultations, national conferences, workshops, discussions, on-line questionnaires and on-line discussions. Depending on the topic, a researcher is contracted to analyse the results of consultation and propose a background paper for defining national priorities.
There are no formal mechanisms of consultation with young people and, therefore, no specified actors. Apart from the EU Youth Dialogue, the Government occasionally forms working groups which serve as temporary platforms for consultations with youth representatives (such as in the case of drafting a new national youth programme).
Information on the extent of youth participation
There is no information on the extent of youth participation.
In 2020 the Advisory Board for Youth issued a series of recommendations on the topics of student welfare and participation, young people with disabilities, youth work and local and regional youth advisory boards. However, there is no evidence of concrete outcomes of these recommendations.
Large-scale initiatives for dialogue or debate between public institutions and young people
Apart from the EU Youth Dialogue campaign, named ‘EU asks you’ (Tko te pita – EU pita), there are no large-scale initiatives for dialogue or debate between public institutions and young people