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EACEA National Policies Platform


9. Youth and the World

9.6 Intercontinental youth work and development cooperation

Last update: 17 December 2021
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  1. Intercontinental youth work cooperation
  2. Development cooperation activities

Intercontinental youth work cooperation

One of the aims defined in Chapter 6.2.3 of the 2020-2021 Implementation plan (Izvedbeni načrt Resolucije o Nacionalnem programu za mladino 2013-2022 za leti 2020 in 2021) for the Nationalprogramme for Youth 2013–2022 (Resolucija o Nacionalnem programu za mladino 2013–2022) is Promoting inclusion in and support for youth work and learning mobility in youth work (Spodbujanje vključevanja v mednarodno mladinsko delo in učnih mobilnosti v mladinskem delu ter njihova krepitev).

The first important objective of the 2020/2021 Implementation plan is the 2.2.2 Objective - To increase the international (study) mobility of young people, especially youth coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. Scholarships for international mobility of students raise the quality of international education, enables students to gain more competences and at the same time raise employability of the participants with complementary financing of mobility under the Erasmus+ programme.

The holders of this objective and the budget user are the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport) and Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (Ministrstvo za delo, družino, socialne zadeve in enake možnosti).

Amount of financial resources provided in 2020 and 2021: 2020 - 954.850 EUR, 2021 - / .


Development cooperation activities

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a Call for Proposals for the implementation of international development projects and strategic partnerships in the field of international humanitarian aid for the period 2021-2023 (Javni razpis za izvajanje mednarodnih razvojnih projektov in strateško partnerstvo na področju mednarodne humanitarne pomoči v obdobju od 2021 do 2023). The aim of international development projects is to contribute to the eradication of poverty, the reduction of inequalities and the promotion of sustainable development in the social, economic and environmental fields in the partner countries. The aim of humanitarian aid is to save human lives, prevent and alleviate human suffering and preserve human dignity. The subject of the call for proposals is divided into four strands. The target group for Strand A (Development project in sub-Saharan Africa - Sustainable water management in response to covid-19) includes young people, especially those from the most vulnerable social groups and those disadvantaged by ethnic and/or religious origin, location of residence (rural areas, poor urban areas), etc. In Strand B (Development project in Belarus - development of democracy and economic opportunities), the target group includes young people and young entrepreneurs.


Voluntariat Institute encourages international volunteering in less developed countries through which volunteers gain insight and understanding of development issues that people of the Global South face every day. While living in a developing country, the volunteers join the local communities and do voluntary work. Programmes are designed for volunteers that are 21 years old or over, with previous experience in volunteering or with distinct motivation, and commitment to active participation on a global level.