As Edgaras Mascinskas was elected to the LYMEC Bureau at the Spring Congress in Vienna there is a need to elect a third IMS delegate for the rest of the mandate, to represent the IMS at the Autumn Congress in Tallinn. Here are the four candidates in the elections, that will be organised electronically on June 11-13.
Jorge de Jesus
My involvement in politics began with my involvement in LYMEC in late 2014, when I became an individual member. Since then I have been fully committed to the organisation: I actively participated in the 2015 Helsinki Autumn Congress and, as a result, became an active member of the LYMEC Official Working Group on the Common Agricultural Policy. I also participated in the March 2016 European Defence seminar in Brussels, and in the recent Spring Congress in Vienna. I will show the same amount of dedication in the role of IMS delegate should I be elected.
Guillermo Passas Varo
I am strongly committed to Individual Members. I started out in politics by becoming an Individual Member of this organization, having been the first ever young person in Spain outside of Catalonia to become an Individual Member. That is because I strongly believe in liberal values, and specifically in European liberal values. For me European federalism means enhancing the political rights of European citizens like you and me, I consider myself a European federalist, and so I will do my best to secure your right to participate in European politics.
I am currently undergraduate students at Faculty of International economics, finance and business in Montenegro but my primary interests are related to politics and European economic systems and future development of European Union. Since it’s possible to find relations between my personal interests with activities that are provided by LYMEC, I find this as very important involvement for my future development in this area but also for Western Balkans region which again is representing fertile soil for liberal philosophy at this moment.
I became an Individual Member of LYMEC in the middle of 2014 because I believed political involvement at the European level should be a pan-European affair and not only the business of representative of national parties. Since then I have attended four LYMEC congresses, IMS events and have participated in every pre-congress IMS meeting during which I contributed several amendments that were then proposed by the IMS. During these two years, I have enjoyed seeing the IMS getting more active and involved in LYMEC but there is much more to be done.