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[case study] By-elections to the youth council

Case: Two members representing a certain primary school resigned from a youth council in a municipality. The electoral regulations, which are part of the youth council's statute, stipulate that elections to the youth council are universal and take place in individual schools within the municipality, which constitute constituencies. However, there are no regulations regarding by-elections. Can the youth council supplement its composition? IREPSO Answer: The method of selecting members of the yout ...

2023-04-22T12:06:42+02:0023 February 2023|

[case study] The youth council term extension

Case: In a certain municipality, the term of the youth council lasted for 2 years (from March 2020 to March 2022). However, in October 2021, 90% of the youth council members resigned due to completing their secondary education. The by-elections and swearing-in of new members lasted until the end of the year, so the new youth council members would only be in their positions for 3 months. Therefore, the municipality council would like to extend the term of the youth council by six months (until Oc ...

2023-04-22T12:05:54+02:0023 February 2023|

[case study] Can the number of youth councilors in the youth council change?

Case: In a certain youth council of the county, the statute provided that the number of its members is 10 people (2 people from each municipality), and its term was established for 2 years. After a year of activity, it was noticed that such a small number of youth councilors hinders effective actions. The county council therefore amended the statute of the youth council, changing the number of council members from 10 to 25. Can the number of youth councilors change during their term?  IREPSO's a ...

2023-04-22T12:05:00+02:0023 February 2023|

[case study] Can a youth council for district be established and why not?

Case: In a certain provincial city, the youth council of the city convinced the mayor to submit a legislative initiative to establish youth councils for districts and neighborhoods in order to increase youth involvement in local affairs and civil society. It was argued that such youth councils would also help the functioning of the youth council of the city. Questions: Can the city council adopt a resolution to establish youth councils for districts and neighborhoods?  If not, how can the youth ...

2023-04-22T12:04:06+02:0023 February 2023|

[case study] How does the initiative of the resolution work?

Case: In a city with county rights, the youth council of the city set a goal of preparing a scholarship program for the best students of secondary schools. To achieve this, after examining the needs of young people and the financing possibilities of the initiative by the county, based on art. 5b para. 6 of the Act on Local Self-Government, they submitted a proposal to the city's president to initiate a resolution on the establishment of a scholarship fund. Unfortunately, the president informed t ...

2023-04-22T12:03:07+02:0013 February 2023|
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