Samfés - Iceland

Samfés - Iceland

Samfés is a national  non-governmental youth organisation with120 youth clubs as members. The organisation oversees activities for young people between the ages of 13-25 on the national level as well as taking part in international projets when possible. The organisation is funded by membership fees, private sponsoring and participation income.

Samfés‘ main objectives are to:

  • Encourage communication and cooperation between youth clubs domestically and internationally;
  • Aid professional development and education with conferences and seminars in the field of youth clubs;
  • Provide information concerning youth club programs with the network and to other sections of society;
  • Influence discussion, policy and law making concerning youth issues.

Samfés is very well known amongst young people in Iceland and the participation rate in its events is very high. Almost 30% of all young people aged 13-16 years old attend the annual festival Samfes organises.  Other projects the organisation oversees include a national congress for young people, designing projects, a rap competion and other workshops.