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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


9. Youth and the World

In Slovakia, the governance of the global issues is widely spread among various ministries and public institutions, having in agenda development aid, sustainable development and green consumption, global development education, human rights issues and overall management of Agenda 2030. Nevertheless, only global development education field is clearly oriented on young people as the main target ( 9.2 ).

In global issues, the driving force are activities and initiatives of non-governmental organisations. Slovak Non-Governmental Development Organisations Platform is umbrella organization, influencing policy making in the area of development cooperation and raising public awareness about global issues. The members of the Platform started tradition of campaign and annual activates e.g. Global Education Week in Slovakia (9.4 ).

Practice to exchange views between young people and policy makers is short, and global issues were discussed in broader extent only during preparation of the Strategy of the Slovak Republic for Youth for 2014 – 2020. Although the Strategy reflects important of mobility and global education, other topics such as green production and consumption are not included into the priorities ( 9.5 ). The new Strategy for Youth for the years 2021-2028 should reflect this issues.