ABOUT – The National Youth Council of Iceland (LUF) is an umbrella organization with 41 children and youth organizations as members. The member organizations of LUF range from human rights organizations to political youth organizations, voluntary social organizations, cultural organizations, environmental organizations, organizations for youth with disabilities and many more.
VISION – A society where young people enjoy equal rights and are free from discrimination based on age, background or any other characteristics. A society in which young people are respected as active democratic citizens and are included in all decision-making processes, not only concerning them, but also society as whole.
MISSION – To be committed to ensure that the voice of young people is heard – as LUF is the only existing body that serves the role of being a platform of cooperation and consultation for youth-led NGOs in Iceland. LUF advocates for the common interest of youth and acts as a stakeholder for young people in Iceland, including representing them abroad. LUF strengthens youth work and encourages youth leadership. Besides fostering a societal discussion and the creation of knowledge on youth affairs. LUF works to empower young people with skills, knowledge and confidence to develop their opinions and advance their ability to practice their rights. With such capacity building, LUF believes that we can foster democratic consciousness and a meaningful participation of young people that contributes to society as whole.