The European Youth Card Association (EYCA) is a non-profit organisation that represents 41 youth card organisations in 38 countries issuing the European Youth Card to more than 5 million young people. EYCA has one member organisation in every country/territory where it is represented; this member develops the card and provides young people with benefits in the fields of culture, mobility, accommodation, services and products. EYCA member organisations are mostly NGOs and private foundations as well as state and public institutions and private companies. The highest governing body is the General Assembly, which elects ten members of the Board and the President.
With its activities and projects, EYCA raises awareness about European issues and active citizenship.
- EYCA promotes youth mobility by offering young people benefits on transport, accommodation and other travel services.
- EYCA provides youth information through the many communication channels available to its member organisations – national and regional websites, print magazines, e-newsletters, discount guides, groups on social networks and other.
- EYCA encourages youth participation by organising and promoting projects, exchange programmes, campaigns, competitions and other youth-targeted events.
In 2009, a new logo for the European Youth Card and the Association has been introduced. For a transition period, the new logo will be used together with the old EURO<26 Hercules logo. The re-design of the logo was motivated by the increase of the age limit for cardholders up to 30 years.
EYCA was founded in 1987 and its office is currently based in Bratislava, Slovakia. To read more about the history, structure, aims and development of the association, please click on the links below to download our Annual Report.