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Youth Policy in Kaunas Region Mantas Simanavi čius, Vaida Liutkutė “ Youth for Future” Baltic Youth Conference Międzyzdroje 9-12 October 2008
Lithuanian Youth policy structure Commission on Youth and Sport Affairs of the Parliament PARLAMENT (SEIMAS) GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES YOUTH programme Agency of international Youth co-operation STATE COUNCIL FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS (Secretariat) Experts Commissions 50%/50% Lithuanian Youth Council (LiJOT) National youth organizations which represents different youth interests and/or protects its rights Regional organizations, which works on special issues which connected with youth Unions of Youth NGO's "Round tables" which works in different Lithuania’s districts
The main actors in Regional youth policy according to Lithuanian low of “Lithuanian youth policy background ” <ul><li>Municipality – creating the policy; </li></ul><ul><li>Municipality Council for youth* affairs – adviser s council on the policy issues. Consist of municipality (politics + administration persons) representatives 50% + youth representatives 50%; </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator of youth affairs – realize youth policy on the municipality area and in others governmental institution in Kaunas region; </li></ul><ul><li>Union of Youth NGO's "Round table“ – defends and represents youth interests and rights of concrete city youth organizations and youth in common sense. </li></ul><ul><li>* Youth in Lithuania - from 16 till 29 years old </li></ul>
Tools for making Youth Policy in Kaunas Region from youth perspective <ul><li>Kaunas Regional youth and communities foundation (money); </li></ul><ul><li>Vice – mayor who is responsible for sport, culture and youth affairs (political decisions); </li></ul><ul><li>Municipality Council of Kaunas youth affairs (decisions, youth policy formation); </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator of Kaunas Youth affairs (decisions realization, information); </li></ul>
Kaunas Union of Youth NGO's "Round table” activities Kaunas Union of Youth NGO's "Round table" Responsible: Board and office Kaunas municipality Coordinator of Kaunas Youth affairs Council of Kaunas youth affairs 50%/50% Activities whit Members Activities whit Lithuanian Youth Council Other activities Elections Resolutions, positions Elections Visiting members Meetings whit youth organizations leaders Training, seminars for members on different topics Summer academy – platform to talk with member, to know each others, indicate problems and found solution for them, socializing
Structure of Kaunas Union of Youth NGO's "Round table" Board (6 persons) Members meeting Chairman of the Board Control Commission (3 persons) Chairman of Control Commission Office Director Political youth organizations Students Councils Students’ organizations (AIESEC, different corporation and etc.) Others youth organizations (They works on social affair ant etc.)