Youth Forum of the European Union (YFEU)

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Nov 1978. Registered in accordance with Belgian law, 27 Feb 1979. Original title: Youth Forum of the European Community (YFEC) -- Forum jeunesse de la Communauté européenne (FJCE) -- Foro de la Juventud de la Comunidad Europea -- Jugendforum der Europäischen Gemeinschaft -- Forum da Juventude da Comunidade Européia -- Forum Gioventù della Comunità Europea -- Jeugdforum van de Europese Gemeenschap -- Europaeiske Faellesskabs Ungdomsforum. Also referred to as Youth Forum -- Forum jeunesse. Ceased to exist, 31 Dec 1996, on merger with European Coordination Bureau of International Youth Organizations (ECB) and Council of European National Youth Committees (CENYC) to form European Youth Forum.


As the platform of national youth councils and international youth organizations with the institutions of the European Union: speak on behalf of organized youth in Europe; serve as point of contact between European Union authorities and youth organizations; defend and promote the rights and interests of young people and their organizations.

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Concentrates on those issues that are important to young people and on which the European Community is competent to act. The following questions are selected for priority treatment in the current period (3 areas of work): (1) Social Affairs; (2) Education and Training; (3) Interdependence and Solidarity. The Youth Forum try to influence EC policy in a variety of ways: by face to face meetings with members and officials of the European Commission, members of the European Parliament and national government Ministers or their representatives; by public hearings to which decision-makers are invited; by distributing policy statements to a wide audience; by campaigns like 1982/1983 Jobs Youth Campaign or 1986 Youth Against Racism Campaign. Instrumental in setting up European Management of Learning (EML).


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Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 22 countries
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  • Society
    • Youth

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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