European Youth Forum
The European Youth Forum (EYF) is a Europe-wide no profit, international organisation established formally in 1996 by National Youth Councils and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations.
The European Youth Forum is based in Brussels and has started to be operative in 1998; Statutes and the Rules of procedure have been adopted by its General Assembly on 19 November 2010 in Kiev. It is legal and political successor to the 'Council of European National Youth Committees' (CENYC), the 'European Coordination Bureau of International Youth Organisation' (ECB) and it incorporates the 'Youth Forum of the European Union' (YFEC).
The purpose of the Forum is to organise studies, research, debates, seminars, meetings, publications, information or actions having the defence of the youth's interest in Europe as goal. It is a consultative body for international institutions (European Union, Council of Europe, United Nations Organisation, etc) on all issues relevant to young people and to youth organisations. In particular, it promotes youth policy through government and institutional policy, influences the policy of international institutions on youth-related issues, increases the participation of young people and youth organisations in society as well as in the decision-making process and it supports the exchange of ideas and experiences, mutual understanding and equal rights and opportunities among young people in Europe.
The members of the Forum are National Youth Councils (NYC) and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations (INGYO) in Europe; in 2014 it represents 99 youth organisations and ten millions of young European people.