European Youth Olympics Festival


Vision, Mission and Values

Tomorrow's champions start today

The European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) is the leading multisport event for young European athletes between the ages of 14 and 18. There are both summer and winter editions, which take place in two-year cycles, in odd-numbered years.

  • The EYOF promotes sport and physical activity and inspires young people to take up sport
  • Following the Olympic principles, it fosters the spirit of friendship, fair play and tolerance
  • The event enables youth from 50 European countries to meet and thus enhances European integration
  • The EYOF is also a great opportunity for hundreds of young volunteers to gain experience with organising a big event, develop their work skills and meet people from other European countries

"The EYOF is a perfect occasion to teach young athletes from all over Europe about the importance of ideals such as fair competition, respect, tolerance and friendship."

Jean-Michel Saive