The YFJ is made up of two pillars: the National Youth Councils of Europe (NYCs) and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations (INGYOs).
It works with organisations like the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Union and National Governments whilst also running campaigns.
The YFJ is made up of a democratically elected board and a secretariat.
Council of Members (COMEM)
The Council of Members of YFJ meet every 6 months. The UK (via BYC) has one voting seat and one observer who vote on Policy Papers and Resolutions, attend / host Thematic Squares and hold the Board, Advisory Panel on Youth and FCC to account.
Every two years, there will be elections to the Advisory Panel on Youth, FCC and Board.
Every two years the YFJ decides upon the work plan: a document detailing the priorities and how it intends to achieve them.
The BBC+ is a cooperation of National Youth Councils that works closely together, meeting prior to COMEM to discuss policies and amendments, candidacies, sharing information and knowledge, supporting new members and offer general help.
Current Members are the National Youth Councils from the following Countries: UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, German Speaking Part of Belgian Youth Council, Flemish Youth Council, Belgium.
 Policy Papers: these are papers drafted by either the board, or working group, and detail the policy of the European Youth Forum. Any member present at COMEM can amend and vote on these papers.
 Resolutions: these papers ask for a mandate from the YFJ’s members to take certain positions. These form the ‘Opinion of YFJ’ and are the positions the YFJ take when talking with the UN, CofE, EU, and National Governments.
 Thematic Squares: spaces where YFJ members can talk about certain issues, share skills and knowledge, and highlight important issues in Europe.
 Advisory Panel on Youth: this is a part of the Council of Europe that specifically deals with youth issues. The YFJ has a number of seats on the APY; these people represent the YFJ opinion in the CofE.
 FCC: the people who manage the finances of the YFJ.