Youth organisations

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European Youth Forum
Platform of youth organisations in Europe. Representing 104 youth organisations, both National Youth Councils and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations. It 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.


Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
International student organisation representing international students, thus providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. The network offers guidance to students, informs about possibilities to study abroad and works to improve the conditions for international student exchange.


AFS Intercultural Progammes
Intercultural education organisation prepares and activates future leaders, global citizens and change-makers through international exchange, study abroad and volunteer programmes.


Global platform for young leaders under the age of 30 who strive to better themselves and the communities around them. It offers different volunteering and working opportunities


European Law Students’ Association
Studying law and wanting work experience abroad? Find out the different opportunities ELSA offers to law students and recent graduates who are ELSA members.


AEGEE Europe (Association des Etats Generaux des Etudiants de l'Europe)
One of Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary student organisations with 13.000 members in 40 different countries. AEGEE supports the mobility and exchange of students all across Europe and has the goal to bring Europe closer to young people. To do so they organise trips, intercultural exchanges, summer universities and conferences.


IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience)
Helps students of Science, Engineering or Applied Arts to find internships in over 80 countries worldwide.


Scouts – European Region
Scouting is a global youth movement with over 40 million members worldwide, of whom more than 1,7 million are active in the European Scout Region. The role of the European Scout Region is to support its 40-member National Scout Organisations (NSOs) and Accredited National Scout Organisations.


Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)
The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU) is the platform for cooperation between the national school student unions active in general secondary and secondary vocational education in Europe. It was founded in April 1975 in Dublin, Ireland and brings together Member, Candidate and Affiliate Organisations from all over Europe. All Member Organisations are independent, national, representative and democratic school student organisations.


European Students’ Union (ESU)
The European Students’ Union (ESU) is the umbrella organisation of 46 National Unions of Students (NUS) from 39 countries. The NUSes are open to all students in their respective country regardless of political persuasion, religion, ethnic or cultural origin, sexual orientation or social standing. Our members are also student-run, autonomous, representative and operate according to democratic principles.


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 coordination bodies and networks. ERYICA aims to promote respect for the principles of the European Youth Information Charter; to ensure European coordination and representation in the field of youth information and counselling; and to promote the establishment of a European arena in this field.


EYCA European Youth Cards Association
Non-profit organisation representing 38 youth card organisations in 36 countries across Europe. All are committed to promoting youth mobility and active citizenship to more than 6 million cardholders. 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.


Euroguidance Network
European network of national resource and information centres for guidance and counselling. Euroguidance centres operate in about 35 countries.
Information on recognition of diplomas and periods of study abroad for academic and professional purposes.


Europe Direct
European information network designated by the European Commission to provide accessible, user-friendly information to EU citizens about their rights and opportunities. The main task is to answer questions on all matters related to the EU’s priorities and activities, and to direct citizens to useful sources of information and advice.