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5. Participation

Last update: 28 November 2023

The Law on Youth, in its Article 8 Active Youth Participation Principle contains the main concept related to youth participation which captures distinctive understanding and aspects of youth participation in Serbia.

The Republic of Serbia is a parliamentary democracy and voting age limit for all types of elections is set at 18 years old. There are no special provisions for young people in the electoral law and/or rules.

Young people of age (after turning 18) and working ability of the Republic of Serbia can become members of political parties, in accordance with the Law on political parties (Zakon o političkim strankama).

Youth parliament in the Republic of Serbia does not exist while Youth Council is established by the Law on Youth (Zakon o mladima).

The highest representative body of students at Serbian universities, regulated by the Law on Higher Education is Student Conference of Serbian Universities (SKONUS). Its members are student representatives from all the Student Parliaments of the accredited universities in Serbia.

Other relevant bodies supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sport are the National Youth Council of Serbia (Krovna organizacija mladih Srbije, KOMS), as well as the work and development of the National Association of Youth Work Practitioners (Nacionalna asocijacija praktičara/ki omladinskog rada, NAPOR) and the National Association of Local Youth Offices (Nacionalna asocijacija Kancelarija za mlade).

There is no separate strategy particularly addressing youth participation.