Development of the Eastern Partnership Strategy during the 9th Legislation

Development of the Eastern Partnership Strategy during the 9th Legislation   Article by Khrystyna Khomyk, Editorial Team of Libertas    Eastern Partnership Strategy was developed in the European Parliament as a framework for enhancing cooperation between the EU and six Eastern Partnership states. Since the beginning of the 9th legislation, the strategy became the main point…

To the people of Belarus

To the people of Belarus, As liberal youth organisations from all across Europe we stand with you, the people of Belarus, as you fight for your political rights, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press in the face of a political behavior that plagued the country for far too many years.…

Belarus – a fight for freedom

Belarus – a fight for freedom   As European Liberals we must clearly be on the side of the demonstrators and solidarize with the democrats and fighters for human rights. Silence is not an option. It`s in our political DNA to fight for liberal values worldwide, all the more if they are threatened right in…

Apply now to become our next administrative assistant!

Administrative assistant position    To work in LYMEC’s Office in Brussels for six months starting at the beginning of September 2020. Apply before the 17th of August 2020!  European Liberal Youth is looking for an administrative assistant for six months under the Bruxelles Formation “convention immersion professionnelle” internship scheme. The successful candidate will be working…

Brexit and Ireland

Brexit and Ireland    written by Michael Smollen, Member of Libertas Editorial Team   The four-year soap opera of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union is nearing its conclusion. As of 1st July 2020, no further extensions are legally possible and on 31st December 2020, the transition period ends and the United Kingdom will,…

35th anniversary of the Schengen Agreement

Press release: On the 35th anniversary of the Schengen Agreement, youth civil society and political organisations call to reverse all border closures 14 JUNE 2020 Today, on the 14th of June 2020, the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Schengen Agreement,  the Young European Federalists, along with 10 European youth civil society and political…

#NextGenerationEU

Today the European Commission put forward its plan for a new recovery instrument, the “Next Generation EU” initiative, embedded in a revamped long-term EU budget proposal. “The boldest measures are the safest for the future” said President Ursula von der Leyen. The Commission President proposed a “Generational pact” for the future benefit of Europe’s young…

Join the LYMEC Working Groups!

LYMEC Working Groups are revamping and need you!  Fancy being in the midst of policy developments and spearheading key changes within LYMEC? Then why not engage in one or two of the four available LYMEC Working Groups (WGs)? WGs are paramount to developing LYMEC’s position on specific topics and are an opportunity for all members…

Future of Europe platform in LYMEC!

Dear liberal friends,    As you know, one of my priorities while running for LYMEC President was to work together with you to make sure we leave our mark on shaping the EU. Both the new Bureau and I are convinced that with the Conference on the Future of Europe right on our doorsteps, young…

2020 IMS Steering Committee elections

2020 IMS Steering Committee elections According to our statutes, the Steering Committee for the IMS has to be elected in the Spring after the Bureau elections. In accordance with the statutes, the Steering Committee has three members: one appointed Bureau member and two elected individual members. We hereby announce the call for the 2 elected…

Elections in Azerbaijan did not live up to international standards – LYMEC condemns intentional misquoting of international observers

On the 9th of February 2020, elections took place in Azerbaijan. Members of LYMEC member organisations as well as individual members took part in an election observation mission together with other international participants in order to monitor whether the elections were taking place in a free and fair manner. LYMEC was not the organiser of…

Erasmus+ on both sides of the Channel!

Dear Mr. Barnier, Dear President Ursula Von der Leyen, Dear President Charles Michel, On the 8th of January 2020, the House of Commons voted against an amendment which would have required the British Government to negotiate a continuation of its full membership in the “Erasmus + program” after the UK leaves the EU. This decision…

CALL OPEN AGAIN – We are hiring! Apply now to become our next Policy and Training Intern!

To work in LYMEC’s Office for six months from April 2020.    European Liberal Youth is looking for a policy and training intern for six months under the Bruxelles Formation “convention immersion professionnelle” internship scheme. The successful candidate will be working in LYMEC’s office in Brussels together with the Secretary General and the assistant from…