Youth - Young people building Europe

European Youth Centres

The European Youth Centres (EYCs) in Strasbourg and Budapest are permanent structures for the implementation of the Council of Europe’s youth policy. They are international training and meeting centres with residential facilities, hosting most of the youth sector’s activities. They provide a flexible and modern working environment for international activities, with meeting rooms equipped for simultaneous interpretation, information centres, audio-visual and computer facilities.

European Youth Centre in Strasbourg

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European Youth Centre in Budapest

European Youth Centre
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The EYC Strasbourg was founded in 1972 with generous support of the Norwegian government. It also hosts the European Youth Foundation and the Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility. The European Youth Centre Budapest was set up and inaugurated in 1995 as the first permanent service of the Council of Europe in a country of Central and Eastern Europe. Its premises are kindly offered by the Republic of Hungary.

The European Youth Centres run an annual programme of 40 to 50 activities in close co-operation with non-governmental youth organisations (NGYOs). These organisations, some 40 of which co-operate regularly with the EYCS, represent a wide diversity of interests: party political, socio-educational and religious youth groups, rural youth movements, trade union and young workers' organisations, children's organisations and environmental networks.


European Youth Centre in Budapest (EYCB)

For information about the EYCB visit our website at the following address: