European partners of EYCA

EYCA works in partnership with the following European institutions:

The Council of Europe

Since 1991, EYCA has been implementing the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card within the framework of the Council of Europe. Now EYCA co-operates with governments from 21 countries, which contribute to a two year programme budget. This programme includes trainings, exchanges among member organisations, new technology developments and information for cardholders. For more detailed information on the benefits and functioning of the PA, please see the Partial Agreement section of our web and the Council of Europe website.


The European Commission

The European Commission has supported EYCA's youth card activities since 1985, including an agreement whereby all European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers are provided with a European Youth Card and information services. Read more in the projects section of the website. Moreover, under the Youth in Action programme, EYCA received an Operating Grant in Support of bodies active at European level in the field of Youth and the Transforming Youth Information - TRAFO 2.0 project was supported under Action 4.5 a – Information Activities for Young People and Youth Workers.


Within the Three Networks structure, EYCA cooperates with these organisations in the field of youth policy:




The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) is an international non-profit association based in Luxembourg. The ERYICA network consists of 24 Member Organisations, 7 Affiliated Organisations and 3 Cooperating Organisations working in 28 countries, in more than 7.500 youth information centres, where 13.000 youth workers provide young people with generalist information under the principles of the European Youth Information Charter.





The Eurodesk European network is established as a permanent support structure of the Youth in Action Programme of the European Union to provide high quality information and advice concerning Europe to young people and those who work with them. In 31 European countries, there are national co-ordinators, networks of local information providers and co-operation partners. Eurodesk is in charge of the European Youth Portal – a gateway to citizenship and mobility for young people in Europe.


Other partner organisations of EYCA include:

The European Youth Forum

The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is an independent, democratic, youth-led platform, representing 98 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organisations from across Europe. The YFJ works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating their needs and interests and those of their organisations towards the European institutions, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.