Study on the Social Value of Youth Organisations

Year of production: 2016

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The study aims to showcase the added long-term value youth organisations bring into society, especially through empowering young people to participate and make a difference in their community.

The social value is often underestimated because youth participation cannot be immediately quantified. However, the study shows the benefits of investing in youth organisations and how these strengthen democracies, by shaping responsible civic attitudes among youth.


European Youth Forum

The European Youth Forum is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. We represent over 100 youth organisations, which bring together tens of millions of young people from all over Europe.The Youth Forum 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. In the current uncertain political and social context that affects young people, they can be powerful catalysts for positive change and contributors of innovative solutions to Europe’s challenges.