What does it mean? Independent means that : We don’t have to give an account to any other organization or institiution. Transnational means that we are beyond nations, not only inter-national ( in the meaning ) between, but more than this, over the nations. Political: We deal with politics but we don’t belong to any political party. In our organisation it doesn’t matter if you are link or right, komunist or konservative in your personal views as long as you support the federlaist idea you are more than welcome. Of course it is natural that the most of our members are liberal in their views.
So what do we do in order to achieve this : We try to explain to the people and most of the cases young people what is it this idea of European federation, why is it good, why are we going to benefit from it . We explain how people an
Jef presentation september2010
JEUNES EUROPÉENS FÉDÉRALISTESJUNGE EUROPÄISCHE FÖDERALISTEN YOUNG EUROPEAN FEDERALISTS
JEF-EuropeJEF-Europe is an independent,transnational, political youth NGOwith over 30,000 members in 30European countries
leading ideaa united, federal Europe based onthe values of peace, democracy andthe rule of law.
objectivespromotion of the idea of a Europeanfederationraising European awarenesscreation of a platform of debate foryoung Europeans
organizationstructures on the regional-local,national and European levelall members of national sections areautomatically JEF-Europe members
structure federal executive committee bureau president vice-presidents every six months members elects 4 individual treasurer sends national members, the SG and treasurer secretary-general representatives elects individual elects president members and vice-presidents regional sections national sectionslocal sections arbitration board auditors european congress every two years individual members
European Secretariat Ruben Loodts Lea Sarah Kulick Secretary-General Project Assistant
federal committeeWGs and PCs are made up of individual membersand chaired by FC members. They meet twice ayear but work all year round.working groupsbranding – communications, growth – regionaldevelopment, financespolitical commissionsdemocratic deficit,towards the federal Europe,global Europe
financesJEF-Europe is financed throughmembership fees of sections,administrative grants from the EuropeanCommission and the Council of Europe,project grants and donations
activitiesSection support - political and organizationaltraining seminars for membersWider audience - transnational publicactions and political campaignsLobbying - reaching out to other youthnetworks and lobby European institutions
projects & campaignspolitical, promotional and awareness raisingcampaigns and projects
seminars and training daystwo international seminars per year(Bratislava in April & Malta in November 2010)many seminars organizedby member sections
seminars by member sectionsParis seminarBerlin seminarVentotene seminar
lobbyingmany former JEFers in European institutionscontact to MEPs and to the federalistintergroup at the European Parliamentmembership in other youth organisationspress work
transnational public actionspublic actions taking place all over Europe onthe same dayexamples...