InterCity Youth – the European Network of Local Departments for Youth Work, ICY, has as its overarching aim to enhance the quality and recognition of youth work in Europe. In order to achieve this we:
- Provide peer learning activities, giving directors and staff opportunities to professional development, mutual support and stimulation.
- Promote the exchange and development of new approaches, methods, tools and practices in youth work.
- Contribute to European youth policies through transmitting knowledge and insight from the local level to European policy agendas.
The vast amount of youth work takes place at the local level and we see local authorities as key stakeholders in its further development.