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.

JEF Europe joined a joined a civil society delegation travelling to Ukraine to meet young activists and civil society organisations to begin to imagine Peace beyond War, together. With this purpose, the convoy got in contact with several Ukrainian activists and organisations in the cities of Kyiv and Chernivtsi.


  • 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.

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.

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What else can I do?

  • Support the section and join as a volunteer: JEF-Ukraine became a JEF Candidate Section in April 2022, JEF-Moldova relaunched its activities in May 2022, and JEF-Georgia restarted its activities in May 2023.


Antonio Argenziano, President

Young European Federalists

Christelle Savall, Vice President

Young European Federalists