Building the youth tourism infrastructure in Velenje

  • Investor (key institution): Municipality of Velenje, Youth Center Velenje
  • Contact person: Marko Pritržnik, Director,
  • Year of implementation: 2010
  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Slovenia
  • Region: Savinjska region
  • Town: Velenje
  • Size of area: 1530 m2
  • Impact: regional

    Total costs: 1398 EUR

    Source per every institution

    • EU fonds: 440.632,00 EUR
    • national: 77.757,00 EUR
    • other: 880.011,00 EUR
    1. Improved provision of local cultural and social events.

      At the end of 2005 Municipality of Velenje (in future MOV) gained the property of building at Efenkova Street 61 in Velenje. According to identified needs MOV has decided to devote this facility for the housing and youth hostel and day care center for young people. In seeking the right solution were involved people working with young people, knowing their needs; tourism workers and people from municipality working on social field. That why all that was included in preparation of documents for realisation of initiative. Since realisation of building reconstruction in 2006, many of social and cultural event took place there. And the number is slightly increasing each year. It’s a new good additional offer in the area and region.

    2. Improved condition & quality of the public space between the blocks of flats.

      When decision was made, that we will put in the Youth hostel we were obligated to consider many of mentioned characteristic, because we were trying to get some co-finacing fromEU. Legislation on that field what you have to provide to get money from EU founds and to be included in EU youth hostel network is quite demanding.So we can say yes almost to all left sided mentioned characteristics.

    3. Improved attractiveness of the architecture of the socialist buildings.
    4. Improved involvement of the local community in events organized in its quarter.

      A lot of young people from nearby founds some interesting activities to do in the day care center. Now they are able to spent some quality time in there and spend less time out on the streets. They can be involved in preparation of cultural events taking place in Day care centre or Hostel.

    5. Identified new functions for structures from the era of socialism in 1945 - 1989).

      Youth hostel Velenje is a brand new and attractive hostel, located near the river 5 minutes walk from city centre Velenje and the main bus station. It has 58 beds in double, double ensuite rooms and dorms with three and six beds. They offer four rooms with wheelchair access. Near the Youth hostel Velenje is a Youth centre Velenje with daily activities. They provide also a seminar/conference rooms up to 100 people.


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