History

The European Network of Youth Centres is formed of 18 entities which run a total number of 30 youth centres in 15 European countries.

The ENYC Network arose from a decision of the CDEJ of the Council of Europe to seek to stimulate across Europe a concern for the nature of intercultural learning and other features of the work of the Council in the field of Youth which had been exemplified in its two existing Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest. In inviting existing national and regional centres to form themselves into a European network, the Council aspired to develop ENYC as a body complementing its own endeavours to promote intercultural learning across Europe. 

The organisation was originally established in Strasbourg in September 2003.  At this meeting the statutes and a draft agreement between ENYC and CoE were agreed.

The draft agreement between ENYC and the CoE was revised in 2004 to reflect changes in CoE and a potential lessening in the strength of the relationship.  

ENYC was registered as Reseau Europeen de Centres de Jeunesse in march 2004.