Slovenia – Mladinski Center Krško – Youth center Krško

Details of the member organisation / center

Name: Youth center Krško

Street address: Cesta krških žrtev 105

Postcode: 8270

City: Krško

Region: Posavje

Country: Slovenia

Email: info@mc-krsko.si

Website: www.mc-krsko.si

Telephone: +38674882286

Telefax: +38674882283

Mitja Valentinc
Mitja Valentinc

Contact person

Ms Mitja Valentinc

Position/function: director

Contact Email: mitja.valentinc@mc-krsko.si

Contact Telephone: +38641637661


Profile of the member organisation/center

Type of organisation: youth center

Status of organisation: governmental/public

Activity level of organisation local

Short description of organisation / center:

– established in 2001 by the Municipality of Krško
– app. 12 employees
– app. 100 volunteers
– have one cities youth center and 4 youth spots in rural area
– great infrastructure (multimedia studio, 2 conference rooms, hall, climbing wall, computers room, youth hostel,…)
– 8 local NGO-s have their premacies in our center
– informing center, multimedia center, international work, children activities, club & culture field, prevention programs,…

How the organization/center integrate the intercultural learning, human rights education and education for active citizenship in its activities?

– school programs (active citizenship lessons)
– youth democracy projects
– involved in planning local, regional youth strategy,…
– structure dialogue with politicians
– human rights workshops (through multimedia) and international projects on that topics
– involving disadvantaged youngsters into our projects

Please describe your experience in organization of international youth activities and the training of youth workers in multinational and multicultural context?

– sending, hosting org. for EVS; app 25 volunteers hosted and app. 5 sent
– group EVS projects
– youth exchanges
– youth initiatives
– democracy projects
– twinned towns,…
– we participate on trainings for youth workers abroad

What are the mechanisms you use in your organization / center in terms of ensuring the participation of young people in preparation and realization of your activities?

– informing young people on a personal level
– to support young people that they organize their ideas by themselves
– active participation of young people

Where you see the role of your organization / center in promotion and implementation of the youth policies of Council of Europe in your country, region and internationally?

– by being involved in the ENYC, in international projects
– by attend (via using web or attend meetings) dialogue about important questions in the youth field

Please describe in a few words the facilities of your organization / center (accommodation, educational facilities, training staff, specific methodologies etc.).

– youth hostel (27 beds) – great facilities (described in the first line)
– 12 fully employed staff (experienced)
– great relations with schools, municipality, other NGO-s and youth org. on local/regional/national level
– reliable partner
– learning by doing methods; group work

What are your priorities / fields of interest for cooperation with other members of the Network in the sphere of intercultural learning?

– working together and sharing experience – have the same vision in the youth field