Secretariat

ACTING SECRETARY GENERAL
Jan Peloza
Jan is the co-founder of the Youth Network No Excuse Slovenia and in the past, he has been serving as a director of the Institute for Youth Participation, Health and Sustainable Development, Foundation Mobin, president of the Alcohol Policy Youth Network, and an alternate board member of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health which is chaired by the World Health Organization, where he has worked as a consultant for many years on topics of Alcohol, Tobacco, Meaningful youth engagement, strategic communications, and advocacy. He holds a master’s in social marketing on the topic of problematic gambling and a bachelor’s in computing and informatics.
 

MANAGER | YOUTH HEALTH 

Katja Čič

Katja is a public health enthusiast from Slovenia. In the past few years, she has been actively involved in the global health sphere as a medical student, volunteering in the Slovenian Medical Students’ International Committee (SloMSIC), and serving in the positions of Public Health Director and Liaison Officer to the World Health Organization in the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). She is currently also a member of the Global Health Workforce Network (GHWN) Youth Hub Steering Committee and is passionate about health policy, project management, and meaningful youth participation.

MANAGER | MEaningful YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

Anja Fortuna

Anja has been active in the youth sector, working on youth rights, youth participation and youth work for almost 10 years. She is active on different levels, making sure that young people can meaningfully participate in different democratic processes. Her main passion is rural development. In YHO, she is responsible for making sure that all projects and activities are meaningfully engaging young people. She is former President and Vice President of the National Youth Council of Slovenia and a former board member of Slovenian Rural Youth Association and of the Youth Centre Idrija. She was also the president of the Students club Idrija and part of Slovenian Students Club Association.  In her life she was part of different civil society initiatives on different levels.

Project Associate

Ajda Stepišnik

Ajda is a pharmacy student who is interested in public and global health. She’s been actively involved in the activities of the Slovenian Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (DŠFS) since the beginning of her studies and is now one of the executive committee members. She is also active on the international level, being a Public Health Committee Member in the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) and representing youth in health at different international events. She’s also a co-founder and a member of the newly established Slovenian Coalition for Youth Health Zdravo.

Project Associate

Ajda Španring

Ajda is a nursing student who also works at the University Clinical Center Ljubljana. For more than seven years, she has been working on youth activities to achieve changes that can create a high-quality, healthy, and friendly society. She is part of the executive committee of the Section of Slovenian Nursing and Midwifery Students (SŠZNB), co-founder, and a member of the newly established Slovenian Coalition for Youth Health Zdravo, where she is responsible for communication; social media and public relations. 

Project Associate

Mojca Čeh

Mojca is a psychology student, interested in clinical psychology and prevention in the field of mental health. She is also a vice president of Slovenian Psychology Students’ Association (DŠPS) and has managed some projects regarding mental health, most noticeably project Kako si?, a public campaign dedicated to public mental health awareness building. She is also a soft skill trainer at Skupina Psihomoč and has held some workshops for grownups as well as for high schoolers. Her hobbies include volleyball, painting, hiking, and enjoying a good book.

STUDENT INTERNSHIP 

Natalia Brovina Mulinova

Natalia is currently on a student internship at YHO. At the same time she is an internal doctoral student at the University in Trnava –  Slovakia, where she researches the well-being and its impact on the civic and political participation of young people. During her studies, she was actively involved in representing students at the level of the university council, but also at the level of the national student union as the President of the General Assembly. The main topics she focused on during her studies were connecting of nonformal student bodies with formal ones and the quality assurance of higher education with regard on the inclusion of students in the processes of evaluating the quality assurance. From a professional point of view, she is dedicated to the active involvement of young people in civil society, the quality of life of young people and the creation of effective policies in the field of youth.