Background

JEF stands for peace, democracy and justice. The Russian war against Ukraine stands against all of these principles. JEF-Europe and its national sections work tirelessly to support Ukraine, and advocate for Ukraine’s place within the European Union.

Beyond Ukraine, JEF advocates for a European future for Moldova and Georgia. JEF’s actions against Russian aggression feed into the Democracy Under Pressure campaign, which JEF has run since 2006.

What do we do?

We launched the EU-kraine petition calling for the EU candidate status of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

We co-organised the fast #YouthResponsEUkraine, regrouping National Youth Councils and other youth organisations to coordinate the youth sector’s response to the war. 

Our whole network of volunteers in our 300 local and 30 national sections are organising demonstrations and events, helping refugees from Ukraine get access to their rights, raising money, joining solidarity convois, etc. Ukraine advocacy was also at the heart of our advocacy action during our human rights activism seminar in Budapest, as part of our workplan.

Donations

JEF and its members organise fundraising and aid for Ukraine.

  • Annemarie, our Federal Committee member, has already raised over €15,000 to support civilians in Kyiv.
  • JEF-Europe and Annemarie fundraised to help deliver a water purification plant for Mykolaiv.
  • JEF-Ukraine President Anna Dovha co-leads Voices from Ukraine, a hub for fundraising initiatives for Ukraine.

Water purification plant for Mykolaiv

Come Back Alive works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics, etc.

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A consolidation of female veterans, which amongst other things, organizes preparation for actions in case of emergencies and defense situations.

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A charity providing psychological support to children from Donbas who have war trauma.

Donate here!

What else can I do?

  • Support the section and join as a volunteer JEF-Ukraine became a JEF Candidate Section in April, JEF-Moldova relaunched its activities in May, and JEF-Georgia held its first activities in May: 
    • JEF-Ukraine: Anna Dovha
    • JEF-Moldova: Eugen Povorozniuc
    • JEF-Georgia: Eren Abidinoğlu
  • Join the drafting of JEF’s policies on Ukraine and on Russia

Contact

Antonio Argenziano, President

President
Young European Federalists
Rue d’Arlon 53, 1040 Brussels
antonio.argenziano@jef.eu

Juuso Jarviniemi, Vice President

Vicepresident
Young European Federalists
Rue d’Arlon 53, 1040 Brussels
juuso.jarviniemi@jef.eu