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The impulse of young people generates ideas and brings a breath of fresh air in European political discussions. JEF encourages critical thinking and welcomes young people from all over the European continent, who share a vision of united and democratic Europe and are open to different cultures. Join!

Join us!


Does Europe fascinate you? Would you like to debate with policy makers, learn about European politics or meet countless other enthusiastic young Europeans? Join us now to promote the creation of a democratic European federation!

There are several ways to participate in our movement. You can become a member, volunteer in a political commission or task force, take part in our campaigns, carry out an internship in the European Secretariat or contribute to our online magazine. If you are an “ex-JEFer”, you can also join your old friends by becoming a member of our  alumni network Friends of JEF!

Everyone is more than welcome to participate in our activities, whether organised by our local JEF sections or by JEF Europe. Check out which national section is located closest to you and get in contact!

Become a member!


Do you want to shape the Europe of tomorrow? Are you between 18 and 35 years old?

Thousands of young people across the continent share a common goal: the creation of a closer and more democratic Europe. Becoming a member of your own local, regional or national section automatically gives you the right to benefit from the activities organised by JEF Europe!

Join JEF and…

  • discuss European and international politics without being pinned down to party ideology;
  • negotiate resolutions in our political commissions with fellow members to voice the opinion of the organisation;
  • take part in developing JEF and our work by joining one of our task forces;
  • influence EU decision-making and public opinion via lobbying and press coverage;
  • build bridges between Europe and its citizens, and raise awareness for the need for a strong, democratic Europe by taking part in our campaigns;
  • publish articles in our online webzine The New Federalist; and its sister editions;
  • experience the reality of the Union by crossing the borders to do all these activities throughout Europe (with up to 70% travel reimbursement)

Subscribe to our newsletter!


JEF Info is the external newsletter of JEF Europe. It features information about our European network, activities, calls, as well as, news from partners and externals.

Subscribe to be kept up to date!


Join the editorial team of The New Federalist and its sister editions!


The New Federalist and its sister editions in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish are always looking for new contributors and also make regular calls for new members to join their dynamic editorial teams! They write about EU affairs, current affairs, JEF’s activities and European culture, history and society and also develop multimedia projects and social media content.  

To get started writing for The New Federalist, check out our article for how to get involved

Join the JEF Europe secretariat team in Brussels!


Call for communication officer (applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Reconnect with the JEF family by joining our alumni network Friends of JEF!


Friends of JEF (FoJ) is the alumni network of JEF Europe. Through Friends of JEF, former JEFers stay in touch, help each other through their networks, and provide support for JEF, its current activities and members.

Friends of JEF might not have the time to fully engage in JEF as volunteers, but they support the work of JEF in many different ways: open their networks to younger JEFers, help with trainings, presentations, or help financially to ensure JEF projects can benefit more young dedicated Europeans. 

If you want to get in touch with JEF members from the old times, or if you are a former JEFer and want to support the work of JEF Europe, join the Alumni organisation Friends of JEF!