THE HISTORY OF IYCS
The first groups of Young Catholic Students known also as Young Christian Students (YCS) appeared in 1929 in France. At the same time some groups started in Belgium. Since its creation, YCS movement grew in the spirit of the Specialised Catholic Action movements that were inspired by Joseph Cardijn (the founder of the Young Christian Workers) and its methodology of See-Judge-Act.
In 1946, just at the end of the Second World War, the International Coordination was established and fixed on Paris - France. The International Coordination known as IYCS counts today 84 national movements.
IYCS was granted with an Operational Statute with UNESCO and General Special Statute of ECOSOC in 1998 in UN bodies.
IYCS is recognize by the Holy See and since the World Council of Kampala in 2007, has the private juridical statute according to the Canon Law 298-311 and 321-329.