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5. Participation

Youth Law establishes that one of the basic principles of the youth policy is the principle of participation: 1) the principle of participation – to provide young people with an opportunity to engage in discussions regarding decisions that affect the youth policy prior to taking such decisions.

Young people have the right to participate in the development and implementation of the youth policy:

1) engaging in acquisition and provision of non-formal education and engaging in volunteering;

2) taking part in the work of self-governance bodies of educational institutions;

3) developing and implementing projects, as well as other initiatives;

4) participating in the activities of youth organisations, as well as other associations and foundations;

5) engaging in the national and local government decision-making process that affects the youth policy;

6) engaging in other activities, which are oriented towards the fostering of youth participation in the development and implementation of the youth policy.