Beyond Scotland Beyond Borders
At Young Scot we are passionate about international opportunities for young people.
We are busy working to maximise opportunities for young people to live, learn and word abroad as well as influencing change on a global scale through our partnerships with the European Youth Card Association, European Youth Information and Counselling Agency, the British Council and Others.
The European Youth Card Association
Young Scot is the Scottish member of the European Youth Card Association (EYCA).
The EYCA is a non-governmental, not-for-profit association of 40 member organisations in 37 countries across Europe working together to empower Europe’s youth.
EYCA members issue the European Youth Card to nearly 6.5 million young people and endeavour to achieve their shared vision of a Europe where all young people are mobile and active. In order to encourage more young people to be socially, culturally, educationally and economically mobile, EYCA delivers quality European Youth Card services and works with European institutions such as the Council of Europe and the European Commission to help create better youth policy.
As members of the EYCA, Young Scot discounts are available to cardholders across Europe. In return Young Scot's can access discounts across Europe, removing barriers to enjoying opportunities to experience other countries and cultures.
The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency
Young Scot is a member of The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA). ERYCA is an independent European organisation, composed of national and regional youth information co-ordination bodies and networks. It works to intensify European and international cooperation in the field of youth information work and services.
ERYICA develops, supports and promotes quality generalist youth information policy and practice at all levels in order to meet the information needs of young people and to apply the principles of the European Youth Information Charter.
European Youth Card Association (EYCA)
Young Scot is one of the 38 youth card organisations in 36 countries across Europe who are members of the EYCA. All are committed to promoting youth mobility and active citizenship to more than 6 million cardholders. Member develops the youth card and provides young people access to discounts and benefits in the fields of mobility, accommodation, culture, services and products.
Did you know, Young Scot's Chief Executive Louise Macdonald is also the current president of the EYCA? If you would like to speak to Louise about the work of the EYCA please get in touch.
European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA)
ERYICA is an independent European organisation, composed of national youth information co-ordination bodies and networks. ERYICA’s role is to foster co-operation in the field of youth information work and services; to develop, support and promote quality general youth information policy and practice at all levels; and to ensure that the information needs of young people and the principles of the European Youth Information Charter are respected.
‘Reach More Young People! Promoting Youth Work and Youth Information Services’ has been launched by ERYICA to inspire organisations working with young people across Europe. Packed with great examples of models, tools, cases studies and services, the document is designed to inspire youth and information workers.
Young people should be directly involved in shaping the policies and services that affect their lives. This is true in Scotland and it's just as true on the international stage. We're proud of the all the young people we've worked with to influence change internationally.
Following the decision to leave the European Union, Young Scot launched a survey to find out what the young people of Scotland thought about the result, process and what matters most to them during the negotiations.
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