The basic idea of the National Youth Information Centre (NICM) is to gather all necessary information, information products, consultancy and services for children and youth in one place and its subsequent distribution and popularization within the Youth Information System. This is to be done in compliance with the purposes and aims of the National Youth Strategy as well as with the European Youth Information Charter.
During its 20 years of existence (it was established as the first Youth Information Centre (ICM) in the Czech Republic in 1992) the NICM has built the position of a natural national authority in the area of youth information. It offers methodical activities to all government and non-government organizations concerning the issues of establishing and operation an ICM.
It organizes seminars for the staff of ICMs from all over the Czech Republic, enables newly establishing ICMs to undergo one-day trainings right in the NICM in Prague.
It answers questions of the regional ICMs’ staff and helps them in creation and implementation of their projects. It regularly sends files of updated information from all areas of the unified classification of information straight to the regional centres.
National Institute for Education is a member of the ERYICA international organization which associates ICMs all over Europe. It is also its national coordinator for the Czech Republic.
Národní informační centrum pro mládež
Na Poříčí 1035/4
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: 00420 221 850 860