National Youth Congress (NYC) is a youth umbrella organization – a union of youth organizations, informal groups, youth forums of political parties, with the aim of exchanging information, highlighting youth issues, lobbying and advocating for solving these issues and the provision of capacity building for all entities involved in the network. NYC was established in March 2013 in Tirana, in the presence of over 30 organizations at the national level. This network was initiated with the initiative of two foreign foundations: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Olof Palme International.
National Youth Congress brings together various organizations from national and regional levels, rural and urban areas, student organizations, branches of international organizations, youth political forums and other types of associations. The Congress represents the interests of young people in Albania, regardless of their socio-economic position, gender, race, ethnic and cultural background, political and religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other form of difference.
The Mission of the National Youth Congress is to mobilize youth organizations and to strengthen the role of youth in society. Young people across Albania will have a common voice to advocate and lobby on issues that affect them.
A better regulated system of formal and non formal education for young people.
Stronger youth voice, participation and impact in political and decision making processes.
Functional public spaces for young people and enabling environment for sports and recreation.
Social Security and equal opportunities for young people.
Solidarity and joint initiatives with young people beyond borders.