Social inclusion, Youth participation and empowerment

Youth to Youth

Empowering young people and giving them an opportunity to develop social and emotional competencies and offer help to children in need.


Who is behind this?

Zala Podobnik

Prijatelj Pomočnik



Idea pitch

Let’s stop pretending that young people can’t be trusted. Our movement wants to give young people a platform where they can help and a voice that would be heard. We want to welcome young people to share their knowledge, skills, competencies, or jokes with those who need to have a good laugh in these hard times.

Where will your project idea take place?

Ljubljana (the capital of Slovenia) and different areas in south Slovenia

What is the specific societal challenge faced by this region?

There were two lockdowns in our regions which means that some families had spent their lockdowns in very small apartments. This alone is enough for high tensions to occur, but if you add alcoholism, bullying in school, violence at home or any other of the many difficulties happening every day, the children have to pay a high and dangerous emotional toll. We would offer our volunteers to take some of that pressure of their backs. Just one hour a week of laughing, walking the dog, watching movies, learning something new, give many kids and parents an opportunity to breathe and calm down.

Who are you doing it for?

We are trying to reach young people, who would eventually want to share their knowledge and experiences, but lack some encouragement from outside. The goal is to represent to youth in our city that they can actually change someone's life for the better if they want. We want to connect with local high schools and represent our project as a free time activity that results in improving social skills and other benefits.

How do you plan to get there?

We would like to

What are the expected results?


How does your idea strengthen active citizenship at a local and community level?


Why is this idea important to you?


€ 29000,-

Total budget

€ 29000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

Major expenses

Website and app arrangement 7000
Personnel costs 10 000
Advertising materials 3500
Travel and accommodation 2000
Campaign and workshops 5000
office expenses: 1500

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?




Idea created on April 26, 2021
Last edit on April 26, 2021

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