Press Release: Spain gained membership of the International Youth Federation

Marta Babío Godinez, IYF Representative in Spain

Date: June 24, 2017
Contact: Media Relations,

Spain gained membership of the International Youth Federation 

London, United Kingdom:  In a statement issued today, the Executive Board announced that Spain has gained the permanent membership of the International Youth Federation. 

The Great Recession has had a significant social impact in Spain, where the effects on the labour market caused by the change in the economic cycle have been more profound than in many other European countries. According to the Youth Unemployment in Spain - Situation and Policy Recommendations report (2012), almost three million jobs have been lost between 2008 and 2012, which represents a year-on-year decline of 15 percent. As a result, the level of employment has fallen by 10 percent, to a rate of 58 percent, while unemployment has risen dramatically to 5.6 million and a rate of 24.6 percent, the highest in the European Union (EU).

Our vision at the International Youth Federation is to enable Spanish’ youth to get their voices heard. Giving talented and motivated young people the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to actively contribute to the development of their societies.

Executive Board announces Marta Babío Godinez as International Youth Federation Representative in Spain

Ms. Marta is a young professional, activist and advocate, passionate about communications, marketing, and youth empowerment. She is the Founder & President of the European Youth Platform (EYP), an organization to advocate for youth rights in Europe. Through her experience, she was able to overcome the challenges of the most highly demanding and multicultural and diverse teams.
About her recent appointment, she said: “I am truly committed to ensuring that youth is and will be well-represented at a local, national and international level.”

Ms. Marta holds a Master of Science in Communication Studies from Maastricht University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 


The International Youth Federation is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empower youth worldwide through improving the status of youth and promote cooperation between youth organizations in different countries.


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