Save Your Internet!

LYMEC joins forces with a broad non-partisan alliance and calls for participation at a Europe-wide demonstration against upload filters in the planned EU copyright reform. Our President Svenja Hahn dismisses upload filters as a threat to the freedom of speech and calls for the EU to restart the process of the Copyright reform. LYMEC encourages…

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Results of the IMS elections

The Individual Members’ Section elections for IMS Congress Delegate and Steering Committee representatives have now closed and the results are the following: IMS Delegates 2019: Bàlint Gyévai Jordi Torres Rosellò Tiago Dias   Steering Committee representatives: Marina Sedlo Benjamin Fievet   The full results can be viewed here. Congratulations to all those elected, and thank…

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IMS by-elections 2018

As one of the IMS delegates unfortunately resigned from their position, and the resignation happened within the first two-thirds of the mandate, the LYMEC statutes call for by-elections to be held. Since the Autumn Congress is quickly approaching, we hereby announce by-elections to be held on 14-17 September to fill the vacant position as IMS delegate. We…

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Are you our new assistant?

Job Offer: Administrative Assistant To work in LYMEC’s Office for four months from September 2018 The European Liberal Youth is looking for an administrative assistant for four 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 from September…

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ALDE Council discusses roadmap to 2019 EP elections and LYMEC is right in the heart of the debate

Last weekend the biannually ALDE Party Council meeting took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. LYMEC President Svenja Hahn, Vice President Edgaras Mascinskas and Bureau Member Anotaneta Asenova represented LYMEC in the ALDE bureau meeting, the plenary debate and fringe meetings. The ALDE Council is basically the smaller version of congress. The Member Organisations have a smaller…

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We want to see true participation and representation, not tokenism!

LYMEC strongly condemns the way the EU Youth Conference was organised by the Bulgarian EU presidency and that they, together with the European Commission, decided to strip down Europe’s youth of their right of participation. By turning the biannual EU youth conference into a show, the youth representatives were transformed from pro-active participants into mere observers…

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New leadership for LYMEC

Last weekend over 130 young liberals from all over Europe gathered in Berlin, Germany for the electoral congress of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC). The congress handled statutory matters, debated policy and elected a new leadership for the upcoming two years. Svenja Hahn, 28, was elected LYMEC president for 2018-2020. Svenja, who was Vice President…

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LYMEC urges the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: do not restore Russia’s Voting Rights!

The European Liberal Youth LYMEC is concerned that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) might be giving in to financial pressure to restore the voting rights of the Russian delegation. The Russian delegation’s voting rights were suspended in 2014 in reaction to the illegal annexation of Crimea, an act that PACE decided…

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We are hiring!

Job Offer: Administrative Assistant To work in LYMEC’s Office for six months from February 2018 The 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 in LYMEC’s office in Brussels together with the Secretary General from February…

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LYMEC Autumn Congress in Sofia discusses EU enlargement, human rights and youth employment

Last weekend over 130 Young Liberals from all over Europe and beyond gathered in Sofia, Bulgaria for our Autumn Congress. The Congress was preceded by a seminar on “Transatlantic Partnerships” in cooperation with the European Liberal Forum. In this seminar speakers like Hans Van Baalen (MEP, President of ALDE Party), Elena Poptodorova (Former Ambassador of…

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LYMEC and YDE welcome an open future of wealth, sustainability and innovation entrepreneurship

We, the young liberals and democrats, have insofar enjoyed a European continent open to travel and trade, as well as to studying, working and living wherever opportunities are best. Binding our economies and societies together has guaranteed peace, secured the European leadership in the world and furthered the rights of the individual. Young people need…

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Job Offer: Administrative Assistant

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to work in LYMEC’s Office for four months from September 2017 The European Liberal Youth is looking for an administrative assistant for four 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 from…

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Tears for Chechnya

LYMEC and IFLRY strongly condemn the persecution of members of the LGBT community in Chechnya and calls on the Russian authorities to act for the safety and justice of sexual minorities in Chechnya. The news from Chechnya are horrifying. Nobody should have to face violence and persecution because of their sexual orientation or identity. We…

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LYMEC condemns the crackdown on peaceful protests in Belarus and Russia

While people across the EU marched to celebrate peace, prosperity and democracy on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome this weekend, people in Belarus and Russia took to the streets to demonstrate against their respective regimes and their actions. On Saturday in Belarus, thousands of people took to the streets of Minsk to demonstrate against the country’s dictator Aleksandr Lukashenko and his failed…

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Newly-elected IMS Delegates

Individual members of LYMEC had an opportunity to elect their delegates in IMS Delegates elections in the beginning of March. The first round of elections produced only two IMS Delegates: Jorge de Jesus and Benjamin Fievet. As Daria Kirianova and Zeneda Feratllari gained the same amount of votes, the LYMEC office conducted a second round and voters…

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LYMEC Freedom Fund

LYMEC proudly introduces the Freedom Fund, making it possible for even more member organisations to be present at our congresses! The Freedom Fund will provide financially constrained member organisations with a travel reimbursement for participation in LYMEC congresses. The aim is to increase the democratic aspect of the congress by enabling more member organisations to…

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Job Offer: Administrative Assistant

We are looking for an assistant to work in LYMEC’s Office for six months from February 2017 The 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 in LYMEC’s office in Brussels together with the Secretary General…

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Democracy downfall in Poland

LYMEC condemns the recent crackdown on transparency, democratic processes in decision-making and public access to independent news in Poland. On Friday, ruling party Law and Justice passed the annual budget, while excluding the opposition from the vote. The vote on the annual budget is considered illegal by the opposition as proper evidence of the quorum is…

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LYMEC supports #LibertadParaVenezuela

The European Liberal Youth asks its members, as well as the ALDE Group Members of the European Parliament seating at the Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community, at the Delegation for relations with Mercosur and at the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly to support the opposition’s protests in Venezuela.…

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Freedom, not fines

LYMEC opposes the ban on veils, burkinis or any other religious symbols.  The prohibition of religious symbols or practice that are of no harm to other individuals or society in general cannot be justified in a free, liberal and democratic society. Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right and the right to carry religious…

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Job Offer: Part-Time Assistant

Part-time assistant from September 2016 to 16th December 2016 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 late September to mid-December. The assistant will support the Secretary General in daily office tasks and the organization of…

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LYMEC and IFLRY urge European Institutions to immediately proceed with visa liberalizations for Georgia and Ukraine

The recent delay in granting visa waivers to Georgia and Ukraine raises not only important concerns about the commitment of the European Union to its core values of free movement and integration but also about its internal transparency and the reliability of their legal agreements. Both Georgia and Ukraine have fulfilled their obligations and meet the…

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LYMEC co-signs call for investments in solutions to integration and employment

Investing in solutions for refugees/migrants and creating quality jobs for young people Young people across Europe have been deeply affected by the migration and refugee crisis and have often been the first to act to protect human life. Civil Society Organisations and Youth Organisations in particular have done their best to translate the goodwill of young…

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LYMEC elects new leadership

European Liberal Youth LYMEC elects new leadership More than 150 delegates from LYMEC member organizations attended the LYMEC Electoral Congress, that took place in Vienna, Austria on the 29th and 30th April 2016. The Congress discussed a number of policy issues and elected a new leadership of the organization for the next two years. Sissel…

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Results from 2016 IMS elections

Friso Bonga — Benedikt Bente — Edgaras Mascinkas — Congratulations to our Individual Members’ Section. With the highest turnout of its existence, the IMS elected its three delegates for 2016: Friso Bonga, Benedikt Bente and Edgaras Mascinkas. LYMEC thanks all candidates for having put so much effort into these elections, with campaigns, proposals and an interesting…

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IMS Elections 2016

Meet the six candidates for the 2016 IMS elections! From Thursday 17 of March to Sunday 20 of March the Individual Members of LYMEC will select the three delegates that will represent them in 2016, both in the in the Vienna Electonal Congress (Spring) and in our Tallinn 40th Anniversary Congress (Fall). We have received…

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Baltic Liberal Youth gathers in Vilnius

Delegates representing four liberal youth organizations in the Baltic region – Lithuanian Liberal Youth, Estonian Reform Party Youth, Projekt:Polska, Latvijas Attistibai Youth- gathered in Vilnius on February 19 -20 to share ideas and develop a strategy for a better representation of Baltic Liberal Youth. Taking into account current developments in EU-Russia relations, ongoing migration crisis,…

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Calls for Working Groups

Newspaper working group You love politics and you love writing? Then join the press team and work with us on the latest episode of our Congress newspaper Libertas for the upcoming Electoral Congress in Vienna. Your task could vary between writing an opinion piece, produce an interview with a liberal star or make up your…

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IRI and Centre and Right youths for jobs and education

In Vienna, 29-31 of January, LYMEC, represented by President Vedrana Gujic and Secretary General Igor Caldeira, joined the conference European Democracy Youth Summit organized by the International Republican Institute (IRI), joining the youth wings of ALDE Party, EPP and ECR. Young Liberals, Christian Democrats and Conservatives discussed the political disengagement of citizens, the need of adaptation…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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