1.9 Current debates and reforms
The new Law on Youth Participation and Youth Policies (Закон за младинско учество и младински политики) envisages opening of the youth centers in municipalities in the country, in order to prepare and implement programs that improve the well-being of young people, the development of personal, social and professional life of young people, information of important interest to young people and other aspects of young people life.
With the adoption of the law, an obligation was introduced for all municipalities to enable the functioning of at least one youth center within 5 years from the adoption of the law.
Since the adoption of the Law on Youth Participation and Youth Policies, there are Youth Centers in 7 municipalities (9% of all municipalities), namely in the following municipalities: Centar, Kumanovo, Probishtip, Shtip, Veles, Kavadarci, and Ohrid. (August 2023)