Slovenia – the soaring bird constantly seeking to link with others?
The period of youth is a very relative concept and may be different for everyone. Moreover, every society has its own "official" definition of youth. According to the UN definition, young people are persons at an age between 15 and 24 years, while the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth and the Employment Service of Slovenia extend this category to people between 15 to 29 years of age. Some people, however, stay, at least at heart, forever young.
Our country, at only 25 years of age, is young too. And how do young people perceive it? Do they feel good in it? Do they have conditions for education, work, personal growth and hobbies? Can young people be successful at home or do they see their future elsewhere? What are the advantages and drawbacks of life for the youth in Slovenia? Where are the hidden reserves, and what advice would they give to other young people?
Answers to these and many other questions were sought with successful secondary-school and university students, who convey to us the following message: not everything is as desperate as it may seem; where there is will there is a way. Among other things, we also asked them a slightly bizarre question: What would Slovenia be if it were an animal? A bird in unhindered flight that constantly seeks links with others or a mother-hen taking care of her chickens and protecting them? But, in order not to reveal too much, we invite you to see and read it for yourselves.