The European Youth Forum: our goals & vision
The vision of the European Youth Forum is to be the voice of young people in Europe, where young people are equal citizens and are encouraged and supported to achieve their fullest potential as global citizens.
The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. We represent 104 youth organisations, which bring together tens of millions of young people from all over Europe.
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. In the current uncertain political and social context that affects young people, they can be powerful catalysts for positive change and contributors of innovative solutions to Europe’s challenges.
To overcome the challenges faced by young people, the European Youth Forum has three main goals:
- Greater youth participation
- Stronger youth organisations
- Increased youth autonomy and inclusion
With these goals in mind, the Youth Forum will continue our advocacy work to become an agenda-setter on youth affairs, empower member organisations to maximise the impact of their expertise and enforce a rights-based approach in all that we do.