This search in the Eurodesk database lists the details of European associations working in the youth field.
AEGEE - European Students' Forum
AEGEE is a student organisation that promotes the idea of a unified Europe. Its main field of action covers peace and stability, higher education, active citizenship and cultural exchange. AEGEE is a non-governmental, politically independent and non-profit organisation open to students of all faculties.
ECYC European Confederation of Youth Clubs
The ECYC aims to promote co-operation between youth organisations in Europe. They also promote programmes of youth exchanges, joint training and seminars on topics of general concern, increase international awareness amongst young people and encourage active involvement of young people in their community.
ERYICA - European Youth Information and Counselling Agency
The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) is an international not-for-profit association based in Luxembourg. ERYICA is an independent European organisation, composed of national youth information co-ordination bodies and networks. ERYICA aims to promote respect for the principles of the European Youth Information Charter; to ensure European co-ordination and representation in the field of youth information and counselling; and to promote the establishment of a European arena in this field.
ESN Erasmus Student Network
ESN is a non-for-profit international student organisation. Their mission is to foster student mobility in higher education under the principle of students helping students. ESN is operating on three levels: local, national and international. The main focus of ESN is placed on current exchange students, who often face problems (and feel abandoned) in their new environments. But they also support homecoming students by offering them the possibility to keep in contact with an international environment. ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing the student exchange from different levels, and providing an intercultural experience also to those students who cannot access a period abroad ("internationalisation at home")
EUFED - European Union Federation of Youth Hostels Associations
The federation aims to create an organisation capable of representing the youth hostel associations of the EU within the institutions of the Union. It helps to promote international exchange among young people and helps them to participate, at a personal level, in the construction of the new Europe.
European Youth Forum
The European Youth Forum was established in 1996 as the merger between the Coordination Bureau (ECB), the Council of European National Youth Committees (CENYC) and the Youth Forum of the European Union. It is the political platform of youth organisations towards the European Union and aims to promote the interests of young people and their organisations.
EYCA European Youth Cards Association
EYCA promotes and develops the Euro<26 ideal, supporting member organisations and promoting pan-European activities. EYCA encourages all youth cards to give young people improved access to transport, accommodation, leisure activities, culture, sports - indeed, any benefits and services which encourage their development, their mobility, and improve the quality of their lives.
Institut national de la Jeunesse et de lÉducation populaire
The INJEP network was created to provide as complete a picture as possible of youth policies throughout the world via its portal site. Designed as a network of networks, it provides users with a tool for more local-based collection, selection and dissemination of data. The Infoyouth network operates in conjunction with National UNESCO commissions and other youth organisations, governmental and non-governmental institutions and data research agencies.
YONET - Youth Opportunities Network
YONET aims to promote the participation of young people in the development of civil society through European cooperation.
Their objectives are: to facilitate European partnerships in order to establish and develop common activities; to promote democratic principles for young people through education, participation and understanding in civil society; to support youth initiatives on both local and European level; to collect and pass on information throughout organisations in Europe working for/ or with young people.