C MPO certificate

The Youth-Friendly Municipality certificate is a recognition of self-governing local communities that successfully implement measures in the field of vertical and horizontal youth policies. Such measures are aimed at integrating ever new generations of young people (ie people aged 15 to 29 inclusive) into individual parts of society, and above all at promoting the fastest possible independence of young people.

The Youth Friendly Municipality certificate is awarded annually by the Institute for Youth Policy in cooperation with the Association of Slovenian Municipalities and under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor.


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The Youth-Friendly Municipality certificate with a four-year validity is awarded annually to local communities that the expert commission recognizes as youth-friendly because they successfully implement at least one measure from all priority areas of youth policies. (Conditions for obtaining the certificate differ for municipalities and city municipalities. Details of the required criteria are published in the tender or rules for obtaining the Youth-Friendly Municipality certificate).

By obtaining the certificate, the municipality, which has already proven to be successful in its work in the field of youth, undertakes to continue to systematically regulate the field of youth and maintain the level of efficiency in a four-year period. raised.

In assessing the effectiveness of the implementation of measures, special emphasis is placed on the following areas:

  • planned treatment of the field of youth
  • youth participation
  • youth organization youth information
  • youth employment
  • youth education
  • housing policy
  • youth mobility

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List of municipalities holding the Youth Friendly Municipality certificate


Municipalities holding the Youth Friendly Municipality 2016-20120 certificate:

  • Municipality of Jesenice
  • Municipality of Radovljica
  • Municipality of Koper
  • Municipality of Novo mesto
  • City of Ljubljana
  • Municipality of Velenje
  • Municipality of Krško
  • Municipality of Radlje ob Dravi

Municipalities holding the Youth Friendly Municipality certificate 2017–2021:

  • Municipality of Brda
  • Municipality of Hajdina
  • Municipality of Hoče – Slivnica
  • Municipality of Tolmin
  • Municipality of Trzin
  • Municipality of Ajdovščina
  • Municipality of Ravne na Koroškem
  • Municipality of Šentjur
  • Municipality of Žalec

Municipalities holding the Youth Friendly Municipality 2018-2022 certificate:

  • Municipality of Črnomelj
  • Municipality of Domžale
  • Municipality of Postojna
  • Municipality of Slovenske Konjice
  • Municipality of Celje
  • Municipality of Črna na Koroškem
  • Municipality of Idrija
  • Municipality of Kamnik
  • Municipality of Trbovlje
  • Municipality of Ljutomer

Municipalities holding the Youth Friendly Municipality 2019 certificate – 2023:

  • Municipality of Trebnje
  • Municipality of Vojnik

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