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Call for trainers: Hackathon on inclusivity in the educational field – Online (17-18 December)

The Young European Federalists Europe (JEF Europe) is looking for two trainers to facilitate an online Hackathon on inclusivity in the educational field on 17-18 December 2020. About the project Twenty years ago, JEF Europe and its member…

Press release: positive EU budget compromise feels the effect of the EU’s intergovernmental decision-making procedure

Brussels, 13.11.2020 While the recent inter-institutional compromise on the new Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 (MFF) includes welcomed new own resources, a much needed rule of law conditionality and some additional funds for key…

Open letter on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh

On the 7th of November, JEF Europe and JEF Germany sent an open letter to High Representative Josep Borrell and Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi, calling for stepping up EU efforts to end the violence in Nagorno-Karabakh. Access PDF: Open letter on the…

Press Release: A European response against terrorism: it’s time for responsibility and solidarity

JEF Europe, JEF Austria, JEF France and JEF Germany firmly condemn the recent terrorist attacks in Vienna, Dresden and Nice as well as the brutal murder of teacher Samuel Paty in Paris, and restate their solemn condemnation of any form of…

Call for participants: Europe at School: New Directions – Online trainings

Call for participantsWP2020 Europe at School: New DirectionsOnline training, November 2020 JEF Europe will be organising not one, but three online training courses in the framework of the 2020 Work Plan of Europe at…

Expert’s Meeting “Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it.”

Expert's Meeting “Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it.” 5 - 6 November, online Call for Experts   Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) is looking for experts to give their input during an online meeting of experts between 5-6 November 2020.…

Environment doesn’t stop at borders: The fight against the climate crisis is a federalist one

Key points: JEF Europe welcomes the adoption of the European Climate law by the European Parliament as an important step towards reaching the Paris Agreement goals. Addressing the climate crisis requires coordinated action at the European and…

Press release: State of the European Union: Fixing the symptoms, neglecting the root-cause

Press release: State of the European Union: Fixing the symptoms, neglecting the root-cause Brussels, 17.09.2020. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen delivered her State of the European Union (SOTEU) address, highlighting the…

Press Release: JEF Europe calls for an ambitious agreement on own resources for the EU

Press Release: JEF Europe calls for an ambitious agreement on own resources for the EU Brussels, 16.09.2020. JEF Europe calls on both the European Parliament and the Council to make use of the current political momentum to introduce a…

Press Release: JEF Europe calls on the EU to support a democratic Belarus and improve its response to human rights violations

Press Release: JEF Europe calls on the EU to support a democratic Belarus and improve its response to human rights violations Brussels/Europe 15.09.2020. Since the unfair presidential elections of 9th August in Belarus, JEF Europe submitted to…

Press Release: JEF Poland & JEF Europe stand in solidarity with the Polish LGBTQ+ community

Press Release: JEF Poland & JEF Europe stand in solidarity with the Polish LGBTQ+ community  Brussels/Warsaw 14.09.2020. “Our Europe is a home for everyone –  there is no room for hatred or discrimination. As federalists, we say ‘enough is…

Call for participants: Autumn Federal Committee Meeting 2020

Autumn Federal Committee Meeting 2020 JEF Europe is launching the call for the Autumn 2020 Federal Committee which will take place online, at your home or a location by your choice. JEF Europe Autumn Federal Committee 2020 24-25 October, Online…

Press Release: Migration, the tragedy Europe is ignoring

JEF Europe Press Release: Migration, the tragedy Europe is ignoring Brussels, Europe 13.09.2020. “Not just the livelihoods of the migrants and refugees of Moria, but human dignity and our very own European values were left among the steaming…

Press Release: JEF Europe statement on the Belarusian Presidential election

Press Release: JEF Europe statement on the Belarusian Presidential election In the aftermath of the Belarusian presidential election of Sunday 9 August 2020 JEF Europe is, like most of civil society and politicians in democratic countries, deeply…

Call for trainers: “Shape Europe” hackathon in Belgium (26-27 September)

The Young European Federalists Belgium (JEF Belgium) are looking for two trainers to facilitate a “Shape Europe” hackathon in Liège, Belgium on 26-27 September 2020. The participants of the hackathon will be a total of 30 young people, mainly from…

Press Release: JEF Europe calls on MEPs to make MFF truly historic

While the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and Recovery Funds called ‘Next Generation EU’, as negotiated by the European Council, represent a historic milestone for the European Union - thanks to the size and issuance of common debt - , JEF…

Vacancy: JEF Europe communication officer

JEF Europe - the Young European Federalists - is recruiting a communication officer for the European Secretariat of the organisation in Brussels. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For further questions, please contact sg@jef.eu.…

Press release: JEF Europe launches “Be a Federalist Ally” campaign

“Our organisation works for a more democratic and federal Europe, with Human Rights being a key element for its establishment. Europe has played a historical role in systemizing racist structures into society. This is why we all need to get…

Press release: JEF Europe statement on the Polish presidential elections

Brussels, 13 July 2020 The democratic world has witnessed several incredibly polarised votes over the last decade and the Polish vote for the President on 12 June 2020 was yet another example of how divided our society in Europe has become. JEF…

Press release: It is time to relaunch the spirit of the Crocodile Club!

Brussels, July 9 2020 Today, on the 9th of July 2020, the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the “Crocodile Club” - the precursor of what is today known as the Spinelli Group in the European Parliament -, the Young European Federalists, sent a…

Joint statement by JEF Europe and UEF: For a successful Conference on the Future of Europe

FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE The Conference on the Future of Europe represents a crucial opportunity to strengthen the democratic quality of the discussions on the future of Europe and a possibility to unlock useful reforms…

Press Release: Our future will not be a “one-shot”

“The next months will be crucial for Europe’s youth and we are very clear: Our future cannot be undercut”, comments Leonie Martin, President of JEF on the recently launched “A Summer for our Europe” campaign. “Currently the so-called frugal…

Press release: On the 35th anniversary of the Schengen Agreement, youth civil society and political organisations call to reverse all border closures

Today, on the 14th of June 2020, the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Schengen Agreement,  the Young European Federalists, along with 10 European youth civil society and political organisations, have launched an appeal to call on citizens and…

Press release: Recovery fund and new proposal for EU budget – a further step towards a federal Europe

“Eurosceptics across the continent might be fuming now: President von der Leyen has proven to us yesterday that the EU's supranational institutions are alive and kicking. The plan and the proposed financing methods are clearly based on federalist…

Press release: The Merkel-Macron proposal: A welcomed step with a bitter aftertaste

Press release: The Merkel-Macron proposal: A welcomed step with a bitter aftertasteBrussels, May 26th, 2020 The newest Franco-German proposals to cover and share the costs of the Covid19-crisis commonly, are a good and necessary step. We are happy…

Press release: European civil society organisations call for radical strengthening of the EU after the COVID-19 crisis, on the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration

Press release: European civil society organisations call for radical strengthening of the EU after the COVID-19 crisis, on the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration Brussels, May 9th, 2020 Today, 9th of May 2020, is the 70th anniversary of…

Press release: German challenge to EU law primacy highlights the need for Treaty change

Brussels, May 6, 2020 On the 5th of May, the German Constitutional Court (GCC, in German: Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) handed down its highly anticipated judgement on the legality of the Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP), one of the…

Press release: European leaders must choose Europe, without reservations

"Not one, not two, not three but four meetings of endless negotiations have been needed for the European Council (EUCO) to agree on a starting point for a recovery package for Europe in times of COVID-19. Even if these measures are very welcome,…

Call for podcast developers: Europe@School – New Directions

 What if we could make the European Union accessible for everyone? The Europe@School programme aims to raise awareness of what the EU does and promote a European identity among young people. This year, the objective of the JEF Europe Annual Work…

Press release: JEF Europe makes history with its first online statutory meeting

“We show this organisation, this community has a heart, beating louder than ever. We show we will not shy away, we will work for a democratic, federal Europe - come rain or shine,” said Leonie Martin, President of JEF Europe, at the opening of the…