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September 19 – the day of youth councils and assemblies at municipalities!

December 15, 2022 is a day of great success for youth communities. During Thursday's 68th session of the Polish Parliament, 447 deputies voted in favor of a resolution establishing September 19 as the Day of Youth Councils and Councils at Local Government Units. It was 32 years ago (in 1990) that the first youth city council in Poland was established in Częstochowa, which was a manifestation of local authorities opening up to cooperation with the young generation of citizens. The adoption of the ...

2023-02-04T14:56:03+01:0016 January 2023|

Lex Czarnek 2.0 with veto 2.0

Without a doubt, one of the most important events of this week was the second presidential veto of another amendment to the Law - Education Law, the so-called Lex Czarnek 2.0 (it should be noted, however, that in this case it was not a government project, but an MP project - nevertheless both were prepared , "under the auspices" of the current Minister of Education and Science). In arguing his decision, Polish President Andrzej Duda noted that the project did not receive broad public acceptance ...

2023-02-03T10:54:37+01:0016 December 2022|

European Parliament resolution on the legacy of the European Year of Youth 2022

European Parliament resolution on the legacy of the European Year of Youth 2022 The year 2022 has become the European Year of Youth thanks to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who announced the initiative in her State of the Union address delivered on September 15, 2021. In that address, she stressed the importance of young Europeans in building a better future - one that is greener and conducive to social and digital inclusivity. The idea behind the European Year of Youth was to give y ...

2023-02-03T10:52:08+01:0028 November 2022|

IREPSO policy paper on youth assembly elections

A publication by the Institute for the Development of Legal Education and Civil Society titled "Election of members of youth assemblies - a new reality with old solutions," authored by Jan Zapolski-Downar, will soon be distributed to decision-makers. Despite the existence of groups titling themselves "youth assemblies" in 10 provinces, prior to June 2021 they did not have the legally sanctioned character of advisory bodies. They were mainly educational in nature, and the method of selecting mem ...

2023-02-03T10:35:28+01:0028 November 2022|

Feast on experience – the problem of unpaid internships and apprenticeships

Apprenticeships The earliest young people have to deal with apprenticeships is in high school. They are regulated by the Ministry of Education's Regulation on Practical Vocational Training of February 22, 2019[1]. According to the regulation, practical classes can take place at employers, under the principles of a dual system of education. Two forms of contracts are envisaged as the basis for vocational training. The first is an employment contract for the purpose of professional preparation, c ...

2023-02-03T10:27:18+01:0010 November 2022|
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