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Become a Member!

Is your organisation interested in becoming part of the European Youth Forum?

Then you're on the right page!

Why become a Youth Forum Member?

  • Have your voice heard in Europe - becoming a member organisation of the European Youth Forum will give access to European and international institutions.
  • Help decide on the future of youth in Europe - becoming a member organisation of the European Youth Forum will give access to decision and policy making of the platform and the possibility to nominate candidates for working structures.
  • Grow stronger - the European Youth Forum provides numerous opportunities for capacity building and organisational development
  • Share your expertise through various networks and expert groups to improve the situation of young people in Europe.
  • Participate in different events at the European level - the European Youth Forum regularly organises events on various topics relevant to young people.
  • Networking - connect and exchange best practices with 100 national and international youth organisations.

Membership categories

There are two different ways that your organisation can engage with the European Youth Forum:

MEMBER or ASSOCIATE

The information below will help you identify what is the best kind of engagement for your organisation and the specific criteria for joining.

What about individuals? If you are a young person looking to join a youth organisation or become active in the European youth field, you can explore the work of our Member Organisations, active on international and local levels.

Member

What is the criteria for Associates?
  • to accept and work for the purpose of the Youth Forum;
  • to be a non-governmental and not for profit organisation;
  • to have democratic aims and structures and accept the principles of the European Convention of Human Rights;
  • to fully acknowledge the Statutes of the Forum;
  • to work with young people and have a decision-making body controlled by young people;
  • not to be subject to direction in their decisions by any external authority.

There are three categories of Members in the Youth Forum:

  • Full members
  • Candidate-members
  • Observer members

In considering which type of membership you would like to apply for, please refer to the specific criteria described in the documents available for download below.

Membership Application Procedure

Associate

What is the criteria for Associates?
  • to accept and work for the purpose of the Forum;

  • to be a non-governmental and not for profit organisation, and not a subsidiary of, nor organisationally dependent on a for-profit organisation;

  • to fully acknowledge the Statutes of the Forum;

  • to have democratic aims and structures and accept the principles of the European Convention of Human Rights;

  • to include young people in the decision-making processes of the organisation and/or to have activities run entirely by young people;

  • not to be subject to direction in their decisions by any external authority.

In addition, there is a set of specific criteria to be fulfilled, that you can explore in the documents available for download below.

Association Application Procedure

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