European Youth Card Association (EYCA)

EYCA is a non-profit organisation bringing together 39 member organisations that issue the European Youth Card to over 7 million young people in 36 countries across Europe. All EYCA organisations are committed to promoting youth mobility, individually and collectively, as well as participation, active citizenship and healthy lifestyle among young people, in order to achieve the Association’s vision of a Europe where all young people are mobile and active.EYCA is the Council of Europe’s institutional partner and in this capacity takes part in the implementation of the work programme of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card.

The European Youth Card is available to all young people under the age of 30, irrespective of their nationality or whether they are students or not. The card gives young people access to over 37,000 discounts and benefits on transportation, accommodation, culture, sports, education, services and products.

In addition to discounts and benefits, EYCA member organisations work to offer cardholders various projects and programmes. Major programme areas include:

  • Boosting youth employability and entrepreneurship through non-formal learning projects and internship schemes;
  • Active citizenship and political participation;
  • Rewards programmes encouraging positive lifestyles;
  • Community engagement and volunteering;
  • Supporting inclusive youth mobility for young people with disabilities and disadvantaged backgrounds, etc.

 NEWS

On 6 May 2021, EYCA announced the launch of the campaign #STANDFORSOMETHING, which it will implement with its member organisations in 16 EU member states until spring 2022. This initiative is funded by the European Parliament and targets a community of 7 million cardholders across Europe.

The aim is to encourage youth participation in the Conference on the Future of Europe and bolster the wider involvement of youth in decision-making. 21 Youth Activists will engage young Europeans in conversations and activities about the Future of Europe.

#STANDFORSOMETHING calls for young people to make a stand and voice their views on the issues that matter to them.

As well as contributing to the official conference platforms, young Europeans can join the conversation through the We #StandForSomething Conversations Facebook group and attend the many events being planned across Europe over the next four months.

 A digital special edition of the European Youth Card will be offered to young people, aiming to reach out to non-organised youth and informing them about the Conference on the Future of Europe.

To keep up to date with all the latest, including activities, debates, competitions, giveaways and more, follow the campaign’s social media channels:

The European Youth Card is available to all young people under the age of 30, irrespective of their nationality or whether they are students or not. The card gives young people access to over 60,000 discounts and benefits on transportation, accommodation, culture, sports, education, services and products.

In addition to discounts and benefits, EYCA member organisations work to offer cardholders various projects and programmes.

Major programme areas include:

  • Boosting youth employability and entrepreneurship through non-formal learning projects and internship schemes;
  • Active citizenship and political participation;
  • Rewards programmes encouraging positive lifestyles;
  • Community engagement and volunteering;
  • Supporting inclusive youth mobility for young people with disabilities and disadvantaged backgrounds, etc.

   EYCA Facebook page   EYCA official website

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Council of Europe Directorate of Democratic Participation
Youth Department
Youth Policy Division
Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card
F – 67075 Strasbourg Cedex

Tel.: + 33 (0)3 88 41 29 98
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European Youth Card Association
Centre Dansaert, Rue D’Alost 7-11
Brussels 1000
Belgium

Tel.: +32 (0)288 06 843
mail [at]eyca.org