Policies


JEF Policy is made by its members through resolutions passed by their elected representatives. They formulate key convictions and messages that provide inspiration to move away from the current political constellation in Europe and progress towards a true Federation.

Political Commissions


JEF Policy is defined by its members through resolutions passed by their elected representatives at meetings of the European Congress or Federal Committee. Internal JEF Policies pertain to organisational matters while external JEF Policies determine the ideals and aims of the organisation. Ordinarily, Political Commissions may draft resolutions and may oversee, work on and suggest a comprehensive version of the resolutions handed in by members of the national sections as well as from elected JEF members.

Political Commission: Institutional Affairs and Governance (PC1) is responsible for JEF Europe’s work on EU institutions and governance. Its task is to work on questions pertaining to economic and institutional governance. In this respect, PC1 takes a closer look at the EU’s institutional architecture and possible reform proposals. PC1 therefore focuses on aspects such as legitimacy and accountability of European  institutions, multi-speed Europe, the completion of the Economic and Monetary Union and possible EU treaty changes and steps to be taken for stronger political integration of the European Union. The Commission seeks to develop JEF’s external positions that feed into the public debate as well as contribute to vivid debates within JEF Europe as a transnational organisation.

To learn more and join PC1 discussions, check out the PC1 Facebook group or drop an email to the co-chairs at pc1@jef.eu.

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Political Commission: Internal European Affairs (PC2) is committed to advancing JEF’s federalist agenda on issues relating to internal European affairs. Topics tackled in the past years include digital privacy, data protection and artificial intelligence, free movement of EU citizens, environment, and sustainable mobility, strengthening political participation of young people, and the lowering of the voting age. Inclusive grassroots-based policy positions translate into resolutions, media products and position papers as well as project management in the form of seminars and regular group meetings are part of PC2’s work.

To learn more and join PC2 discussions, check out the PC2 Facebook group or drop an email to the co-chairs at pc2@jef.eu.

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In the debates of Political Commission: External Affairs and Global Governance (PC3), a number of different issues are addressed. First, the institutional setup created by the different Treaties, including the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy. Secondly, the developments in European foreign, security and defence policy in terms of its means for conducting an active European foreign policy and formulate proposals for federalist action. Thirdly, it will discuss relevant foreign policy issues, such as the enlargement process, the European Neighbourhood Policy, and global governance. Finally, participants in the discussion can bring forward their own ideas for resolutions.

To learn more and join PC3 discussions, check out the PC3 Facebook group or drop an email to the co-chairs at pc3@jef.eu.

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Task Forces


Task Forces (TFs) are the operational forces of JEF, composed of volunteers from all over the network. They work on strategic issues and support the Executive Board in developing new tools and new activities for the sections.

The Task Force on Civic Education supports JEF activities that help young people, especially but not only in schools, to get informed about Europe and engage with it. The idea is to build a platform for sharing experiences and create tools that can be helpful for sections, which are interested in having activities targeting children or teenagers. Our overall goal is to give the civic education activities in JEF a continuous and sustainable framework and build long lasting structures.

In 2019/21, the co-chairs of the Task Force are Annemarie Hertner and Raimond Nrecaj. You can email them at firstname.lastname [at] jef.eu or join the TF Civic Education Facebook group!

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There’s so much skill, knowledge and passion across the JEF community. The job of Task Force Capacity Building is to ensure all JEF sections can make the most of it.

Our most famous initiative is the JEF twinning programme. Over the years, we’ve paired up dozens of grassroots JEF sections, enabling the sections to develop joint projects and their members to meet each other. And we’re still going strong!

We also organise trainings to develop JEFers’ skills. This can mean real-life seminars as well as webinars, covering topics like membership recruitment, street activism and more. We respond to sections’ requests for trainings, and we’re keen to arrange a tailored session for you!

Our Task Force encourages you to ‘Borrow a JEFer’. If your section has a task to do but no volunteers available just now, you can simply tell about it on our Facebook group, full of keen JEFers from across Europe. Free movement of workers across borders, JEF style!

In 2019/21, the co-chairs of the Task Force are Christelle Savall and Juuso Jarviniemi. You can email them at firstname.lastname [at] jef.eu or join the TF Capacity Building Facebook group!

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Task Force Green Transition focuses on creating a strategy for JEF Europe and all its sections to become more environmentally friendly as an organisation, meanwhile reducing carbon footprint. 

Therefore, the planned outcomes, such as creating an info-kit on how to go green for sections, considering the different needs and developing methods, while exchanging good practices, are the main goal of these two years.

Join us, if you are interested in achieving results in becoming environmentally friendly or have any suggestions for such improvements.

In 2019/21, the co-chairs of the Task Force are Aleksandra Aleksejeva and Simon Devos-Chernova. You can email them at firstname.lastname[at]jef.eu or join the TF Green Transition Facebook group.

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TF Empowerment & Diversity aims at fostering gender equality at representation level and increase the participation of young people with fewer opportunities and different backgrounds in JEF.

The TF work is about getting our members to discuss the state of things in our respective sections, how we can change our unconscious perceptions to diversify our membership and what actions can be taken at personal and organisational level.

We also share best practices to highlight the good ideas already implemented in some sections and discuss what concrete steps the TF can take for further development regarding inclusion. 

We strive for a more diverse JEF, to benefit everyone, not girls only!

In 2019/21, the co-chairs of the Task Force are Iida Laurila and Ophélie Omnes. You can email them at firstname.lastname [at] jef.eu or join the TF Empowerment & Diversity Facebook group!

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How can we involve Gen Z and Gen Y? How can people be active in JEF in non-JEF-typical environments? How can we prepare JEF to remain ‘Simply a Generation Ahead’? These and more questions are what the newly established Task Force Resilient JEF aims to cover! Through different discussion rounds, with national contact points and external experts, this TF aims to gain knowledge, establish best practices and create guidelines (in co-operation with TF Capacity-Building).

In the first tier, we are working with national contact points per section; but keep your eyes open for our second tier when the work with local sections in non-JEF-typical environments starts! 

In 2019/21, the co-chairs of the Task Force are Leonie Martin and Malte Steuber. You can email them at firstname.lastname [at] jef.eu.

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One of JEF’s projects over 2020 is Y-FED, a large-scale simulation of a federal Europe, with multiple stages aiming to exemplify what such a Europe could look like, how it would work, and why it is necessary.

While the project is coordinated by the JEF Secretariat, the Task Force was set up in order to act as a bridge between JEF sections and the Secretariat and assist where necessary. The Task Force will be particularly involved in the final stage of the project – advocacy.

In 2019/21, the chair of the Task Force is Ben Cassar. You can email him at firstname.lastname [at] jef.eu.

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