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1. Youth Policy Governance

1.1 Target population of youth policy

Last update: 29 March 2024

The Law on Youth (Zakon o mladima) defines youth or young people as persons from 15 to and including 30 years of age. Therefore, the Youth Policy actors target their actions at this age group.

In addition, the Youth Health Development Strategy (Strategija razvoja zdravlja mladih) targets young people aged 10-26, and distinguishes 2 groups:

  • children ages 10-15 and
  • school children and students aged 16-26.

Furthermore, in official documents and statistics (e.g. labor force surveys) youth unemployment usually refers to those aged 15-24.

As shown, depending on the the policy field target population considered as youth may be different. However for the actions and measures targeted towards youth in general, the most relevant document is Law on Youth.