Information right now! campaign

On 17th April, the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) in partnership with the Council of Europe, launched the “Information Right Now!” campaign, which intends to raise awareness of the special role of youth information with regard to young people’s access to rights and – eventually – on the access to information as a right in itself for all young people.
You can follow the campaign either on their website or on Facebook. To follow national events, check out the activities section.

Respect for democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms implies the right of all young people to have access to complete, objective, understandable and reliable information on all their questions and needs. This right to information has been recognised in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and in the Recommendations N° (90) 7 and CM/Rec(2010)8 on Youth Information, as well as by the European Commission White Paper on Youth (2001).

The campaign objectives are:

  • Young people to understand they have the right to information.
  • Young people to understand they have a right to information and move them to find it in the Youth Information Centre.
  • Together with young people, ask decision makers to guarantee their right to information.