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Representing Europe’s youth

We are the voice of young people in Europe, standing up for their rights and striving for societies where young people are empowered and are encouraged to achieve their fullest potential as global citizens.

Our latest actions

Generation Austerity: When governments cut budgets young people suffer. Don't do it again.

Generation Austerity: When governments cut budgets young people suffer. Don't do it again.

Austerity policies taken in the early 2010s by various governments under EU pressure have affected multiple areas in the lives of young…
No more unpaid internships!

No more unpaid internships!

Unpaid internships are keeping an entire generation of Europeans behind. Employers are demanding that young people work for free, but who…

The European Youth Forum in numbers

Over 100 members

Democratic elections every 2 years

Outreach to 25 million young people

What do we care about?

Our work is centred on what matters most to young people. Explore more below!

Latest news and publications

The Network of European Youth Capitals makes it official!

News - 15/06/2022

During the 4th Europe Goes Local event on 17-19 May 2022 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the mayors and deputy mayors of three former European Youth Capitals (EYCs) signed the official creation of the Network of European Youth Capitals.

Research on volunteer-based youth work

Publication - 13/06/2022

The European Youth Forum, as a platform for more than 100 youth organisations, predominantly relies on volunteer-based youth work. To help understand and recognise the value of volunteer-based youth work, we conducted this research with nearly half of our member organisations.

Open letter to MEPs: Don't give a hand to EU greenwashing

Statement - 13/06/2022

The European Youth Forum is calling on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to stand for our future and vote against the EU Taxonomy Complementary Climate Delegated Act, which entrenches reliance on fossil gas and nuclear power.