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European Youth Week in Slovenia

Mladinstival – festival of Youth Work will celebrate the achievements of youth sector and EU youth programmes in Slovenia.

Festival placed in the Ljubljana castle in the capital city of Slovenia will host the central event during the European Youth Week in Slovenia.

Festival is structured around different activities, indoor and outdoor debates, workshops, marketplace in the castle courtyard, performances on stage and music concert in the end...



11:00 -13.00

Debate about the new Erasmus for All Programme

Speakers will focus on issues in the frame of the new programme especially in the field of Youth:

  • Dr. Milan Zver, Member of the European parliament (culture and education committee);
  • Barbara Zupan, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport - Office for Youth;
  • Dr. Alenka Flander, director of The Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS);
  • Janez Škulj, director of The Institute for youth mobility development, National agency for Youth in action Programme (MOVIT).


13.00 – 16.00

Youth organizations, youth clubs, youth centres and youth projects market place

Over 40 youth organizations will present their work in an interesting and interactive way on market place, during workshops or on stage in the middle of castle courtyard.


13.00 – 15.00

Youth Friendly Municipality certificate

Short training course will take place, educating mayors, youth workers and others in what it takes, to acquire a Youth Friendly Municipality certificate. In cooperation with European youth Capital – Maribor


15.00 – 16.00

Round table with Members of European Parliament  

The topic of the debate will be framed in the question Young people hold the future! Who holds the present time? Speakers:

  • Mag. Tanja Fajon,
  • Dr. Romana Jordan,
  • Jelko Kacin,
  • Mag. Mojca Kleva Kekuš,
  • Ivo Vajgl.


17.00 – 17.30

Formal opening on the main stage




State awards for achievements in the field of youth for 2013.     

Mr. Jernej Pikalo, PhD, Minister of Education, Science and Sport, will present and award individual, project and organization for the year 2013 selected from nominations on national level.


18.15 – 18.30

If I were the European Commissioner for Education and Youth, I would …

Together with Eurodesk Slovenia Slovenian YiA NA prepared a special competition – in the scope of European Year of Citizenship we were looking for photos and ideas, which would complete the sentence starting with If I were the European Commissioner for Education and Youth, I would …


18.30 – 21.00

Program on stage






21.00 – 22.00

Open air Concert in cooperation with National Radio

Trash Candy



Ljubljanski grad, Ljubljana - Slovenia