The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the Platform of Youth Organisations in Europe, established by National Youth Councils and International Non-governmental Youth Organisations across Europe. It strives to protect the interests of young people across Europe and promotes their active participation in building a common Europe. It collaborates with international institutions, mainly the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations. It channels the flow of information and opinions between young people and policy makers. The European Youth Forum has 99 members – National Youth Councils (NYC) and International Non-governmental Youth Organisations (INGYO) that are also federations that collect tens of millions of young people in all European countries.