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1. Youth Policy Governance

1.5 Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries

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Mechanisms and actors

The Slovenian government established the Council of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth as a cross-sectorial collaborative work in 2009. The Act on Public Interest in the Youth Sector adopted in 2010 further provided a detailed definition of the Council’s competences. The Council of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth (Svet Vlade RS za mladino) set up 4 different working groups to discuss the most relevant topics for the development of youth policy in Slovenia. These working groups can be considered as a mechanism for encouraging cross-sector cooperation because they involve representatives of various ministries. But at the same time it can be considered also a mechanism for consultation with young people because there are also young people represented in each working group.

Together with the Council of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth Issues, these working groups create a path to establish a strong co-management system in the future between the government and young people.

The first working group is a working group for preparation of amendments of the Act on Public Interest in the Youth Sector. The working group consists of 4 representatives of the government (Office for Youth, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Ministry of Interior, and Ministry of Public Administration) and 4 representatives of youth sector. The working group is led by a representative of the Office of Youth.

The second working group aims at monitoring the implementation of the National Programme for youth. The working group consists of 4 representatives of the government (Office for Youth, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and Ministry of Public Administration) and 4 representatives of youth sector. The working group is led by a representative of the Office of Youth.

The third working group aims at monitoring the implementation of the Operational Programme for the implementation of the EU cohesion policy for the period 2014-2020 (Operativni program za izvajanje evropske kohezijske politike za programsko obdobje 2014–2020) with the representatives of Government Office for Development and European cohesion policy, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and Ministry of Public Administration on the government side and 4 4 representatives of youth sector. The working group is led by a representative of the Government Office for Development and European cohesion policy.

The fourth working group deals with apprenticeship and internship of young people and consisting of the following governmental representatives: Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Finance. There are 5 representatives from youth sector. Working Group on apprenticeship and internships is coordinated by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.