European Youth Forum

Abstract

The Youth Forum works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives by representing and advocating their needs and interest and those of their organisations. As the platform of National Youth Councils and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations in Europe, we believe youth organisations are the tool through which we empower, encourage, involve, represent, reach out and support young people.

To overcome these challenges, the Forum will strive towards the following goals: greater youth participation; stronger youth organisations; youth autonomy and inclusion. In order to achieve these goals the Platform aims, by 2018, to:

  • Strengthen its position as an agenda-setter on youth affairs;
  • Base its work on a rights-based approach;
  • Further empower Member Organisations and increase their ownership of the Platform.

The strategic priorities define the overarching direction of the Platform’s work within the defined six-year period – 2013-2018.

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