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[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|

Proposal for restrictions on the sale of energy drinks for young

For several years, we can observe a disturbing phenomenon in the form of a significant increase in the popularity and consumption of energy drinks among children and adolescents. Children's Rights Ombudsman Mikołaj Pawlak, in a general address to the Minister of Health, raised the problem related to the growing ode to supporting oneself with "energizers" e.g. before tests or classes, during study time, or during increased exertion. According to a study conducted in 2021 by the National Institute ...

2023-04-22T12:16:16+02:0013 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|

[case study] Can youth councils from different municipalities and counties merge?

Case: In county X, there are three active youth councils in the municipalities. After many meetings and discussions of plans, the members of these councils came to the conclusion that they could work more effectively together in many matters. A proposal arose to merge the three youth councils into one - a youth council for the entire county and to deal with youth-related matters throughout the county. Questions: Can a youth council be created by merging other councils?  What are the ways to "for ...

2023-04-22T12:01:59+02:0013 February 2023|

[case study] How to fairly elect youth council members?

Case: Alojzy (name changed) was a candidate for a youth council member in Poland. In October 2022, he submitted his application form and met all the formal requirements that allowed him to take up the position of a youth council member. Unfortunately, despite his efforts, he did not receive the mandate in the recruitment process conducted by the provincial council - in November 2022, he received information about not being qualified, first by the competition committee team, and then by the counc ...

2023-04-22T12:00:42+02:0013 February 2023|
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