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By the mid of the summer 2018 new Slovenian government was formed. The Coalition Agreement on Cooperation in the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for the Mandate period 2018-2022 (Koalicijski sporazum o sodelovanju v Vladi Republike Slovenije za mandatno obdobje 2018 – 2022) outlines several policy developments that are relevant and important for the youth and serve as indicators of potential forthcoming policy developments.
Topic 3.10. titled Participation, housing policy and employment of younger generations recognizes youth as an important part of society, furthermore it recognizes contemporary barriers, such as youth being reduced politically and socially to co-operation, while meaningful measures to provide independence and the resolution in the field of housing problems are something young people are facing in day to day life.
The document therefore recognizes following four challenges:
- easier transition of young people to the labor market and provision of safe forms for young people,
- promoting brain circulation and attracting overseas educated back to Slovenia,
- increasing the participation of young people in society,
- resolving housing problems of young people.
One of the priorities of the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth for the years 2019 and 2020 is to conduct the ‘Youth 2020’ (‘Mladina 2020’) study. As stated by the director of the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth, content areas will be similar to previous researches (‘Youth 2000’ and ‘Youth 2010’), and may be extended to include topics of radicalization of young people, use of social media, occurrence of hate speech and mental health of young people.
Currently many debates relate to the topic of the quality of youth work. Different institutions are involved in these discussions, among which are Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth and National Youth Council of Slovenia that also organized annual National Consultation of the Youth Sector in November 2019 on the abovementioned topic.
There are no other relevant debates (including debates about the future of Erasmus programmes) outside the above-mentioned frameworks.