ALDE Party ​Congress in Budapest a success

The European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) looks back at a successful ALDE Party Congress, which took place in Budapest from November 19th until 21th.     Three young Vice-Presidents will represent the young generation LYMEC president Vedrana Gujic: “LYMEC welcomes three young liberals as ALDE Party vice-presidents. Fredrick Federley, Ilhan Kyuchuk and Marta Pascal have been actively involved with LYMEC. LYMEC further congratulates Markus Loning, Ross Scott and Timmy Dooley with…

A Liberal road-map for Environment

LYMEC calls for a liberal roadmap for climate change and environmental protection Ahead of the congress of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE Party)in Budapest and the COP21 in Paris in the following week the European Young Liberals (LYMEC) calls the liberal leaders to follow a joint strategy. LYMEC president Vedrana…

Good energies in Helsinki

From 29th of October to 1st November over 130 LYMEC members and guests gathered in Helsinki under the topic “Energy Security” in Europe.     Fringe meetings prepared participants for the congress topic Thursday afternoon and Friday morning dozens of participants had the opportunity to listen to several conferences on several issues regarding the overall…

Internship-Offer: Statistical Analysis

ALDE Party is looking for an intern to join its Political Unit. While many tasks will be related to assistance on ongoing projects and activities, ALDE Party would be interested in offering this position to somebody with particular skills and knowledge in Microsoft Excel or other specialised statistical software such as SPSS. The intern would participate in…

On the Catalan regional elections

Catalans want nothing more (but nothing less) than a normal country by Víctor Colominas i Ruiz, Officer for Foreign and European Affairs, Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya     As many Catalans, the first thing I could do the 28th of September was reading Spanish newspapers. The day before Catalans were running into a plebiscite elections, after many Spanish…

Leading for Liberty in Barcelona

From 25th to 27th of September the annual LYMEC Young Leaders meeting took place in Barcelona under the theme ”Leading for Liberty”. Presidents and Vice-Presidents of LYMEC member organisations came to the capital of Catalonia to network and expand their leadership and communication skills. They also observed the regional elections in Catalonia, which took place…

Summer school on Diplomacy

  From 17th to 20th of September the LYMEC/D66/VVD International Summer School took place in The Hague. Participants from all over Europe came to the city of “Peace and Justice” to attend seminars concerning Security and Diplomacy, with special attention for EU-Russia Relations. The event started with a visit to the Peace Palace, where they…

Job-Offer: Receptionist at ALDE Party

ALDE Party is looking for a receptionist!  Apply by writing to recruitment@aldeparty.eu by 30 September 2015 at 12.00 CET.     Receptionist (m/f) The position: Member of a young and international team, the receptionist will be part of the Administration unit. The main responsibilities of the position are: Answer the phone, welcome guests at the ALDE…

For a Europe that Cares

Opinion piece on the current refugee crises in Europe written by Vedrana Gujić, president of LYMEC   While the final police reports are still being processed, numbers are raising up to 71 people being suffocated to death in a van on the highways of Austria. Shocked by this tragedy and aware these are only a…

Job Offer: Part-Time Assistant

Part-Time Assistant: 7th September 2015 to 6th December 2015 The European Liberal Youth is looking for a part-time assistant for three months. The successful candidate will be working in LYMEC’s office together with the Secretary General from early September to early December. The assistant will support the Secretary General in daily office tasks and organization of…

European Liberal Youth goes Myth-busting on TTIP

European Liberal Youth busts Myths on TTIP On Saturday, 16. May 2015, member organisations of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) are organising a joint Europe-wide campaign on TTIP under the name – The LYMEC TTIP Myth-busting mission. Throughout Europe liberal youth organisations will organise a TTIP Action day to show what the Transatlantic Trade and…

No guarantees from the Youth Guarantee

he European Court of Auditors has confirmed yesterday what the European Liberal Youth has been saying to its partner organizations: the Youth Guarantee lacks clarity, did not have proper impact assessment studies and has no monitoring mechanisms implemented. For us it shows it is irrelevant, if not damaging, to the fight against youth unemployment.

LYMEC meets in Belgrade to discuss media freedom

LYMEC leadership gathered in Belgrade, Serbia, for its first Bureau meeting in 2015, discussing the political priorities and organisational tasks in the upcoming year. Next to two central events, congresses in Rotterdam and Helsinki, LYMEC will expand its standard offer of seminars and conferences to activities like participation in Europe Pride in Riga, gathering of…

We Are Charlie

Our deepest thoughts are with the victims of the horrible attack on Charlie Hebdo and their families. This is not only an attack on the magazine but on all of us who believe in the basic right of freedom of speech. The attack will not make us quiet, only fight harder for a free and…

Hands Up for a Two-States Solution

The European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) welcomes the non-binding motion on Palestine recognition which got overwhelming support of the European parliament today. President Vedrana Gujic points out: “Today the EU is sending a strong message that the two-state solution is the only sustainable solution for resolving the conflict between Israel and Palestine. It is also evident…

Secularism should be respected

On Tuesday the 25th of November 2014, Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg after receiving an invitation from the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Schulz. The European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) underlines that, regardless of the relevance of religion in personal lives, it should not influence policies. LYMEC firmly believes that separation of…

A successful weekend for LYMEC in Lisbon

The 35th ALDE Party Congress, under the theme “Reclaiming Liberalism”, took place in Lisbon, Portugal from 20th to 22nd November 2014. The European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) had a big impact on the policies decided by its mother party’s congress. LYMEC president Vedrana Gujic highlights the role the youth delegation played during the event: “Our draft…

Stand up for Liberalism!

This weekend young liberals from all over Europe gathered in Berlin for the Autumn Congress of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC). The motto of the Congress, ‘Stand up for Liberalism’, was a guideline for the debates and resolutions on a number of current political issues.

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova join the future

In a landmark meeting in Brussels today the Presidency of the European Union and heads of states from Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova have signed the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. The aim of these Agreements is to remove barriers for better cooperation and deeper trade relations between these countries and the…

LYMEC welcomes proposed Commission

President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker seems to have struck a balance between different political families with a clear agenda of protecting European citizens from restrictive regulations. Creating a two-tier structure in the European Commission is critical in reaching effective government as well as clearly underlining political priorities its mandate.

Protect Free Markets – Defend Net Neutrality

Ahead of the vote on Tuesday, 18 of March, in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament, LYMEC calls on ALDE Group members to reject the proposal of the European Commission to introduce loopholes that would de facto destroy the principle of net neutrality, and with it, any possibility of having a properly functioning market…

Young Liberals speak up for democracy

For eight consecutive years the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) have organised the pan European “Free Belarus Action” in numerous cities across Europe on the 18th of March. The purpose of the action has been to condemn the last dictatorship in Europe and to show our support for the people of Belarus. This year JEF…

IFLRY & LYMEC Joint Statement on Ukraine

“On the evening of February 18, International and European Liberals looked on in dismay as the regime of President Viktor Yanukovych once again authorized security forces to crackdown on anti-government protesters in Kyiv, Ukraine. With at least 18 confirmed deaths and hundreds of injured, it should be clear that the governing authorities have lost all…

Young Leaders Meeting in Lisbon

Last weekend, presidents from LYMEC’s membership organisations gathered in vibrant Lisbon for an engaging agenda of training and discussions at our annual Young Leaders Meeting. Ahead of the crucial elections to the European Parliament next year, participants looked at the best ways of building and communicating a political program, and shared common experiences and best…

Liberal #RainbowsForRussia

RAINBOWS FOR RUSSIA Anti-gay sentiment and stigmatisation is not only on the rise in Russian society, it is also fuelled by the Duma recently passing the law “Propaganda of Nontraditional Sexual Relations”, which restricts the freedom of expression of the LGBT community by banning public discussion of LGBT related topics in front of minors.

IMS meeting in Berlin

This weekend, from the 28 to 30 of June, young Liberals from across Europe gathered in Berlin. During two days, they met in the Walter Scheel Zentrum, at the Thomas Dehner Haus, headquarters of FDP, to discuss the implications of ICT on politics.

LYMEC and IFLRY training in Tbilisi

Last weekend 30 young liberals gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a training on political campaigning. The event brought together representatives from European youth organisations and from the Caucasus. Among them where members of the newly founded Liberal Youth Network of the South Caucasus, LYNC. The seminar was jointly organized by LYMEC and IFLRY, kindly supported…

LYMEC stands for rights and freedoms in Turkey

LYMEC, the European Liberal Youth, with the rest of the wider world has been following recent developments in Turkey with apprehension. After years of conservative rule, much of the historical liberalisation of the Turkish people has been jeopardised by growing authoritarianism. The recent attack on peaceful protesters rallying against the devastation of the popular Gezi…

LYMEC Congress in Tallinn

Over 70 delegates congregated in Tallinn, Estonia last weekend for the LYMEC (European Liberal Youth) Congress and Seminar organised with our Membership Organisation, the Estonian Reform Party Youth (ERPY). The Seminar dealt with LYMEC’s general annual theme of “Redrafting Europe”, specifically focusing on what needs to change on an institutional basis to make the EU…

LYMEC critical of extra agricultural subsidy

LYMEC, the European Liberal Youth this morning announces our dismay at yet another hand out from the European Parliament to the agricultural sector. It has been reported that the Agriculture Committee has agreed to the Commission’s proposal for farmers to receive extra payment if they work in a way that protects the environment, regardless of quality…

The time is now for young liberals as LYMEC holds pre-election Congress in Bucharest By: LYMEC Office

Last weekend, over 100 delegates congregated in Bucharest, Romania for LYMEC’s (European Liberal Youth) Autumn Congress. Being the last Congress before the important EU elections next year, participants took the opportunity to discuss and approve our Manifesto ,“Future First”, which states our position on institutional reform, cyber politics and investment in the youth of Europe.…