JNC is the largest political youth movement in Catalonia. It was founded in 1980, shortly after the restoration of democracy following 60 long years of dictatorship in Spain. The acronym “JNC” stands for Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya (‘Catalan Nationalist Youth’) and refers to a liberal and progressive brand of nationalism which strives to defend and promote the Catalan language, culture and traditions. JNC is a vibrant, highly active and modern organisation which works to make Catalonia an independent state in a federal European Union.
On the international level, JNC is a member of LYMEC —the European liberal youth— and IFLRY —the international liberal youth federation. It is a social-liberal movement which wants to turn Catalonia into one of the best countries in the world to live in.
We stand for:
Catalonia is facing the most decisive moment in its history since 1714, when the Kingdom of Spain suppressed its laws and charters. 300 years after losing our political independence. After the independence referendum held on 1 October 2017 as the result of a concerted effort by grassroots organisations and an absolute majority in Parliament, the people of Catalonia are fighting to build a democratic Republic and secure the freedom of political prisoners held by Spanish authorities.