The Nordic Youth Council is the organisation for political youth groups in the Nordic countries. The NYC is based on the Nordic Council. The first proper session was held in 1971.
The NYC deals with important questions that are relevant to Nordic youth, such as easier access to education and jobs in the Nordic countries. However, the NYC doesn’t deal with youth issues only. The organisation also lobbies for stronger Nordic co-operation, concerning environmental and climate issues, equality etc.
Suggestions agreed upon by the NYC are sent to the Nordic Council. Members of the NYC board participate in Nordic Council meetings and the NYC chairperson is a speaker at the annual NC sessions. NYC’s ideas are heard by by the Nordic Council and have the potential to start debates amongst Nordic youth. This enables the NYC to affect agreements made by the Nordic Council and, by extention, Nordic politics. The NYC wishes to further connections and co-operation between Nordic Youth.
Nordic Flags (norden.org Johannes Jansson) Voting at the session in Reyjavík 2010 (norden.org Silje Bergum Kinsten)