The European Youth Information Charter is a comprehensive set of principles for youth information work in Europe. Adopted by the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) in Cascais, Portugal, in 2018, the charter outlines the goals and standards for providing information and support to young people in the modern, digital age.
At its core, the European Youth Information Charter is based on the idea that young people have the right to access comprehensive, objective, and reliable information on all their questions and needs. This information should be provided in a way that empowers young people, broadening their choices and promoting their autonomy and participation in society.
The charter consists of nine key principles, covering everything from the independence and accessibility of information, to the ethics and professionalism of youth information workers.
The European Youth Information Charter is an important tool for Agenzija Zghazagh as it ensures the quality and accessibility of information services for young people in Europe. By adhering to these principles, our youth information service ‘YIOSS’, can empower young people, providing them with the information and support they need to achieve their aspirations and become active members of society.