Youth Advisory Committee of the President of the Republic

Members of the Youth Advisory Committee

  • Lucija Karnelutti

    Lucija Karnelutti

    Lucija is the first youth delegate of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations (UN), having previously served as the Slovenian youth delegate to the UN. Since 2015, she has been actively involved in various youth organisations and working bodies focusing on youth advocacy in the fields of education, society and the environment. She is a founding member of Generation Climate Europe (GCE), currently the largest coalition of youth organisations in Europe working for a sustainable and just future, which was founded in response to the urgent need for action on climate change and as recognition that young people have a key role to play in shaping climate policies. She has also been a board member of the European school student organisation OBESSU, a member and President of the Intergenerational Coalition of Slovenia (MeKoS) for several years, and a member of the Council of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth, where she monitored and made recommendations on the interests of young people in various public policies at national and European levels. In both her mandate as EU Youth Delegate to the UN and her wider volunteer work, Lucija focuses on ensuring meaningful youth participation in UN dialogues in various policy areas, especially those that are not traditionally open to young people. In addition to climate and security issues, she places a strong emphasis on ensuring access to education in crisis situations, especially promoting girls’ education, working on future generations, and other cross-cutting topics with a view to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.