City of Ljubljana

City of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, systematically develops youth policy and promotes youth work through the Youth Office, which was founded in 1995.

The City Council of Ljubljana adopted the Youth strategy 2016-2025 in 2015, a major strategic document that demonstrates Ljubljana’s commitment to youth and directs youth policy. Its main areas of focus, which are closely related to youth work, are the creation of a network of youth centres and the enhancement of support for youth organizations and programs.

Other Youth Strategy goals and measures were established in collaboration with other city offices and services in the areas of education, social affairs and health, sport, culture, housing, and environment protection.

Support for youth work and young organizations is offered through providing free office and work space for program implementation, funding youth programs and projects through public tenders, and supporting organizations in networking in the youth sector. Ljubljana is also a founder of the Public Institute Young Dragons.

Ljubljana is a member of the KEKS network, which promotes the development of quality and competence in the field of youth work, as well as the Cities of Learning Network, which promotes the acknowledgment of non-formal education and lifelong learning.