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The European Youth Forum is an international organisation comprised of over 100 national youth councils and international non-governmental youth organisations in Europe. The European Youth Forum has three main goals: greater youth participation; stronger youth organisations; increased youth autonomy and inclusion. It runs a range of events such as training, conferences, workshops and seminars on key youth issues often in partnership with the Council of Europe, European Presidencies, European Commission and the United Nations.


The YJF is an umbrella organisation and participation is primarily through national-level youth organisations, such as national youth councils. National and international youth organisations based in Europe that meet the criteria can apply to join the European Youth Forum. Individual young people cannot be directly involved unless through a Member organisation. To get involved see the 'Member Organisations' page: