Proposals that the Nordic Youth Council (NYC) comes with, will be passed on to the Nordic Council. NYC’s presidium members take part in the Nordic Council’s meetings, and NYC's president speaks at the Nordic Council's annual session.
NYC's points of views are heard in Nordic Council and therefore, the NYC be a part in the debate among Nordic youth. In that way, the NYC can influence the Nordic Council’s resolutions and consequently, Nordic politics. NYC’s aim is to create relations and cooperation between young people in the north.
The NYC can be seen as, a reflection of the Nordic Council. By participating in the meetings or sessions organized by NYC or the Nordic Council young people can learn about politics and political work in practice. Nevertheless, NYC isn’t just for those young people who would like to become politicians; the gained experience can also be useful in many different careers.
Today, many young people have the interpretation, that politics isn’t interesting, but politics is indeed a very wide area. Everything, we do in our daily life has something to do with politics.
NYC can and intend to discuss more controversial topics and can take stronger positions than the Nordic Council. For example, the NYC has commented on the situation in Belarus, and has determined that the Nordic countries should support democracy activists and, this includes support for youth.