Last weekend, the recently elected LYMEC Bureau held its first meeting since the Electoral Congress in May at our offices in Brussels.
The program of action for the two years ahead was discussed and drawn together, and the division of responsibilities was decided. Aside from Jeroen Diepemaat as President, Vedrana Gujic as Vice-President and Anne Van Der Graaf as Treasurer, Igor Caldeira will take responsibility for political engagement and activity, Sissel Kvist will steer our campaigns, Claudia Benchescu has oversight of our projects, and Ed Sanderson will deal with press and communications. Full details will be published soon.
In terms of yearly themes, in the build-up to the 2014 elections to the European Parliament, LYMEC will first look at necessary political reform under the heading “Redrafting Europe”, and then bang the drum for our ideology and our candidates through “Stand Up for Liberalism!”.
In addition, upcoming events such as the Seminar on Media Freedoms in Belgrade were further planned.
In the evening prior to the meeting, a garden party was held with colleagues from IFLRY, ELF and ELDR, where ideas were discussed as to how to best further strengthen LYMEC’s role within the European political family.