[Call for Participants] Spring Federal Committee Meeting of the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) | 8-10 April 2022, Luxembourg

JEF Europe and JEF Luxembourg are launching the call for participants to the Spring 2022 Federal Committee which will take place in the city of Luxembourg from the 8th to the 10th of April.

This Federal Committee will mark the opening of the 50-year anniversary of JEF Europe!

Do you need to refresh your memory on what JEF Europe’s Federal Committee (FC) is? What does it do? Who are its members? Check out our website.

You can also learn more about the Political Commissions and the Task Forces composing the FC.

 

Practical Information

How to apply & Deadline for applications

Please apply here by the 6th of March 2022: https://forms.gle/KgiP3q69H9Kyrev86

Agenda

The detailed agenda will be sent by email to the participants. The FC will start on Friday 08/04 late afternoon and end on Sunday 10/04 lunch time.

Participation fees

  • 50€ for the FC delegates, meaning: the directly elected members of the FC; the members of JEF Europe’s Executive Board, and the national delegates. The FC delegates who register by the deadline are automatically accepted, and are invited to pay their participation fee and book their travel arrangements with no need to wait for the confirmation of the Secretariat. It also applies to the members of the Auditors’ Committee and of the Arbitration Board.

What is a national delegate? Each national section of JEF appoints ONE delegate to the FC: it can be the International Officer, the President, the Vice-President, etc. Please note that there is only ONE national delegate per section to the FC, regardless of the size of the section. Register as a national delegate ONLY if you were appointed as such by your section: we will double check with each section the name of their national delegate.

  • 80€ for observers. An observer is a member of JEF who is not a national delegate (and so has no voting rights to the FC), but who is interested in taking part in the discussions, learning more about the work of the FC, and attending an international JEF event on this special year of our 50th anniversary! Observers should wait for the confirmation by the European Secretariat (rolling basis) before issuing the payment of their registration fee and booking their travel arrangements. Please note that if we receive more applications from observers than the number of spots available, a waiting list will be put in place, in case of cancellations.

How to pay the participation fee?

By bank transfer to JEF Europe. All payments (delegates and observers) should arrive to the European Secretariat by the 6th of March 2022. For observers selected after this date, the payment should arrive after receiving their confirmation email.

Please don’t forget to write “[Your name and surname] Spring FC 2022” in the transaction message, to make sure your payment is seen.

Bank: Fortis BNP Paribas
Account holder: JEF AISBL

Account number: 001-1128794-81
IBAN number: BE36 0011 1287 9481
BIC Code / SWIFT: GEBABEBB

What does the participation fee cover?

The participation fee covers two nights (Friday 8 and Saturday 9 April) in a shared bedroom and all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. If you plan to arrive before or leave after, you should make your own arrangements for the extra nights, this will not be covered by JEF Europe.

JEF Europe Solidarity Fund | Travel reimbursement

The Solidarity Fund is designed to support the participation of individual members of JEF, whose financial situation makes it difficult to cover their travel costs (e.g. students with few resources, unemployed, young professionals with a student loan…), and whose national or local JEF section cannot cover their travel costs. If you wish to apply to benefit from the Solidarity Fund, please send an email explaining your situation to applications@jef.eu.

The available support is limited to 150€ per person for this event. Please note that the travel costs are reimbursed after the event, upon presentation of your original travel documents and invoices, sent by the post to the European Secretariat with the duly completed reimbursement form.

The Solidarity Fund is available for 10 participants, but might be extended depending on the co-funding and grants we might receive.

Visa

If FC members and national delegates need a visa to travel to Luxembourg, JEF Europe will reimburse the visa costs. In order to be eligible for the reimbursement, you will need to send via post to the European Secretariat the proof of payment/invoice together with a photocopy of your visa and the reimbursement form.

Language

The FC will be held in English.

Questions?

For any questions, feel free to contact Lorène, our Membership Officer, at lorene.weber@jef.eu.