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1. Youth Policy Governance

1.1 Target population of youth policy

Last update: 14 January 2021

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 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.