MISC Infopeka - Youth Information and Counselling Centre, Pekarna

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Infopeka, Mladinski informacijsko-svetovalni center (MISC Infopeka), Pekarna
Ob železnici 8, SI-2000 Maribor
Phone386 (0) 2 300 6850
Managed byPekarna Magdalena Network
Dolores Šegina, Head

MISC Infopeka was established in 1999 at Pekarna Cultural Centre. It collects, edits and distributes current, accurate and useful information on daily basis and free of charge. The information covers the following areas: formal and non-formal education, scholarships, employment and apartment search, free time activities, culture, counselling, health, spirituality, youth mobility and tourism, voluntary work, sports and recreation, social, health and legal advice. The information is acquired from different sources and distributed to young people aged 15-29 and other members of the community (parents, teachers, youth workers, etc), as well as being sent to over 1,000 addresses each week via E-mail. The information is also available on the website. MISC Infopeka's work is aligned with the standards of the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA). In June 2007 it became the regional partner of the Eurodesk network, a European information platform for young people, today active in 27 states in Europe, with over 300 local partners in each.

Venue and activities

MISC Infopeka offers a reading room with numerous Slovene magazines, newspapers or comic books and free access to the Internet and E-mail. It provides support for young people with ideas or projects and help with development of young creative potential. Creative or educational workshops are organised annually. In addition, MISC Infopeka provides counselling for youngsters with learning or behavioural difficulties, and girls (as well as their parents and friends) suffering from eating disorders. This is led by its experienced and qualified co-workers and is also free of charge, with anonymity and privacy guaranteed.

Another area of MISC Infopeka activities is organised voluntary work (the European Volunteer Service programme), with 20-30 young volunteers working in the framework of the Pekarna Magdalena Network every year. MISC Infopeka is also the co-ordinator of the MB MINA Maribor network of youth info-points, which was established in 1999 and currently has eight members.

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