5.10 Current debates and reforms
Youth Strategy and Programmes for Youth 2021 – 2028
Since 2019 the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, together with key actors have been working on draft of the new national strategy for youth. IUVENTA – Slovak youth institute organized round table discussions in every region with young people and the representatives of the non-governmental organisations and local governments to define the needs of young people in the current context and develop the Youth Strategy 2021 – 2028. The strategy will be published in 2021 and is expected to include the topic of participation.
At the same time, a new generation of the Programmes for Youth grant scheme is being prepared, which should also include the Voice of Youth programme aimed at supporting youth participation.
Support for Partnership and Dialogue in Participatory Public Policy Making
The Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for the Development of Civil Society continues with the implementation of the national project Support for Partnership and Dialogue in Participatory Public Policy Making II from June 2020 to June 2023. The project builds on the outputs from part 1, NP PARTI, which was implemented from April 2017 to June 2020. Its main theme is capacity building for public participation and participatory public policy making.