‘Engage. Inform. Empower.’ – the joint position paper of EYCA, ERYICA and Eurodesk

The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA), the European Youth Card Association (EYCA), and Eurodesk have decided to join forces in order to share their views on how to make the renewed EU Youth Strategy for 2019 a success. Our networks represent thousands of youth information services, associations and institutions present in all EU countries and beyond that work with young people on a daily basis.

Our three networks firmly believe that young people who are not informed about their rights or that do not know how to make use of them are more vulnerable to suffer from discrimination, intolerance, lack of opportunities, and negative influences. Youth information is an essential right. Therefore, we urge the EU institutions and the Member States to ensure a comprehensive, coherent and coordinated approach to youth information.

We are inviting you to consider our main recommendations for the future of the EU Youth Strategy and to consult the full version of the position paper.