Youth center Idrija (Mladinski center Idrija)

Youth Center Idrija (Mladinski center Idrija) is a community space and a youth node in the town of Idrija (Slovenia) that functions as a meeting place for young people and increasingly for the whole community of Idrija. The story of Youth Center Idrija dates back in 2008, when the need for a common youth space was articulated at one of the round tables organized by Student’s Association Idrija. A petition for the founding of such space followed and a vision plan for it was written by young activists of Students’ Association Idrija and local Scouts’ Association. After years of negotiations with local government, a 300 m2 in the old monastery were given into use to young local people in 2012. Youth center Idrija was thus formed as an umbrella organization by 3 local NGO (Scouts' Association Rod srebrnih krtov Idrija, Association for youth development Idrija 2020 and Students' Association Idrija). Youth volunteers renovated the spaces and furnished it with second-hand and DIY furniture, donated by inhabitants and companies from Idrija.

Today the aim of the community youth space is to encourage public participation of youth in decision-making processes, structured dialogue, youth mobility and volunteering, informal education, social inclusion and intercultural dialogue, creative and active free time …

Several activities inhabit the space:
Education and personal growth
- Entrepreneurial club and course for high school pupils
- Career orientation workshops and seminars
- Robotics course
- Programming course
- Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe workshops
- Language courses (Russian, German, Italian …)
- Travelogue lectures

Sport activities:
- Sports tournaments
- Aerobics and dance classes

Music activities:
- Youth choir meetings
- Public acoustic concerts

International activities:
- Youth exchanges
- Urbanistic workshops

- Students’ Association Idrija
- Scouts' Association Rod srebrnih krtov Idrija,
- Association for youth development Idrija 2020
- local orienteering club ...

- Season-related events (Santa Claus visit for local children, making Halloween masks, gift-wrapping workshops …)
- Humanitarian activities (collecting clothes and food for refugees, collecting toys for under-privileged children, blood-donating …)
- Birthday celebrations for children
- Daily center for children with less opportunities – social care programme
- Clothes-exchanges

In broad terms, the main visitors of the Idrija youth center are young people (15 - 30 y.o.) of town of Idrija.

Youth center Idrija (Mladinski center Idrija) has 1 current projects:

  • Common point

    The project focuses on our community activities, sociable activities for international visitors, connecting with local organizations and informing youngsters.

    We're looking for:
    2 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    This project takes place:
    from 2021-04 till 2021-12
    and relates to:
    Volunteering Activities (formerly EVS)
    This project can include young people with fewer opportunities.
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Youth center Idrija (Mladinski center Idrija)

Contact person: Maša Eržen


Youth center Idrija (Mladinski center Idrija) is

a Non-profit/Non-Governmental Organisation
based in Slovenia (Idrija)
  • Slovenia Idrija
focused on
  • Coach for Youth Initiative
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • European citizenship
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Non-formal learning
  • Unemployment/employability
  • Urban/rural development
  • Volunteering
  • Youth policy
and interested in:
  • Youth Exchanges
  • Volunteering Activities (formerly EVS)
  • Training and Networking
  • Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Capacity Building
  • Meetings between young people and decision-makers
Youth center Idrija (Mladinski center Idrija) in 160 characters:

Idrija Youth C. is a community space in a town in Slovenia that functions as a meeting place for young people and increasingly for the whole community.

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