Hellenic National Youth Council (H.N.Y.C.)
The HNYC (Hellenic National Youth Council) was founded in July 1998; it is an independent, non-government, non-profit federation of youth organizations. Today, fifty-nine youth organizations (six political youth parties and numerous non-government youth organizations) are members of HNYC. Thus, most of youths belonging to an organization are part of this federation. Its aim is to strengthen the role and coordinate the actions of its member organizations. The HNYC, according to the number of members in its organizations, represents over three hundred and fifty thousand young Greek men and women.
The HNYC associates with the Greek government concerning domestic matters and is the official representative of young Greeks in Greece and abroad. Abroad it participates in the European Youth Forum, the Mediterranean Youth Forum, the International French-Speaking Youth Council, the General Assembly of the UN and the Youth Council of UNESCO. The HNYC is one of the largest and most represented youth federations in Europe.
The HNYC overcomes political, ideological and social commitments in order to address challenges faced by youth at a national, European and international level. Aiming at continuously training and informing young people on issues that concern them, the HNYC implements workshops, conferences, cultural and other programs, seminars and activities that directly target young people.