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5. Participation

5.8 Raising political awareness among young people

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  1. Information providers / counselling structures
  2. Youth-targeted information campaigns about democratic rights and democratic values
  3. Promoting the intercultural dialogue among young people
  4. Promoting transparent and youth-tailored public communication

Information providers/ counselling structures

There are three pillars of information structure for young people in Croatia. The first focuses on The Association of Youth Information Centres in Croatia (Zajednica informativnih centara za mlade u Hrvatskoj). This non-profit organization is a national umbrella of info centres for youth and its main goal is to develop a quality system of youth information and counselling. It is a full-fledged member of Eryica. The aforementioned Association gathers regional and youth information centres.

According to the Central State Office for Demography and Youth, regional info centres have to fulfil the following criteria to be considered regional info centres:

•           provide services in at least three local units (municipalities, cities or counties)

•           provide information and counselling services free of charge for at least 40 hours per week

•           provide information on categories of National Youth Strategy

•           promote the Youth Guarantee

•           have a website and social network that contain information relevant for young people

•           provide information services or point out other information sources

•           provide structured dialogue

•           collect and distribute information relevant for young people

•           have a youth info centre manager, respond to needs in local community

•           are members of The Association of Youth Information Centres in Croatia

There are three regional info centres in Croatia, namelyInfo zona form Split, PRONI from Osijek, and Zamisli from Zagreb.

Local info centreshave to meet following criteria:

•           provide services in one or more local units

•           provide information and counselling services free of charge for at least 40 hours per week

•           provide information in at least three categories of National Youth programme

•           promote the Youth Guarantee

•           have a website and social network that contain information relevant for young people

•           provide information services or point to other information sources

•           provide structured dialogue

•           collect and distribute information relevant for young people

•           have youth info-centre manager, respond to needs in local community

•           local info centre manager has to participate in activities organized by regional info centres

There are 8 local info centres in Croatia.

The second pillar of information structure in Croatia is comprised of Information and professional guidance centres (Centri za informiranje i savjetovanje o karijeri) - CISOK. The main goal of these centres is to provide all information on possibilities for education and employment in Croatia and abroad. CISOK offers services of setting professional goals for young people by offering various workshops, counselling sessions, presentations, lectures and roundtables. There are 13 CISOK centres.

Within the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes, there is a Eurodesk Croatia (Eurodesk Hrvatska), a network of national coordinators which goal is to raise awareness among young people of learning mobility opportunities and encourage them to become active citizens.

 

Youth-targeted information campaigns about democratic rights and democratic values

There are no youth-targeted information campaigns about democratic rights and values.

 

Promoting the intercultural dialogue among young people

There is no youth-specific activity in this field coordinated by the state.

Promoting transparent and youth-tailored public communication

There are no policy frameworks or guidelines on transparent public communication targeting young people