News

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. Planning for the elections also took place, and best practice and campaign ideas were shared.
The Congress was opened by LYMEC President Jeroen Diepemaat and Christian David, PNL Member of the Romanian Senate, who both spoke of their huge opportunity liberals have in the coming elections and the optimism and belief every liberal should be feeling.

Resolutions on issues such as asylum and common defence policy, fishing in Western Sahara waters and the right of the Catalan population to decide their own future were discussed. In addition fringes on topics as diverse as the international arms trade, democracy and human rights in the South Caucus region and the expansion of the European Union were held.

LYMEC is also proud to announce that Congress voted to approve European Youth of Ukraine as a Full Member, and Jeunes Radicaux de Gauche of France as an Associate Member. We welcome both organisations into our liberal family.

The next Congress will take place in Zagreb, Croatia in June 2014 when a new Bureau will be elected.

Next Event

May 18 2024

Brussels Pride 2024

On 18 May, liberals will gather in Brussels for the 2024 Pride March to celebrate diversity, tolerance and acceptance of all people, regardless...

More Details

Leave your comment

Last News

Meet our young liberal candidates - three weeks to go

Meet: Hanah Lahe As an established climate activist and national politician, Hanah's passion for the future of Europe has been recognized for many years. Holding the sixth candidate spot on the Estonian Reform Party’s list, she is dedicated to bring m...

May 17 2024

#FliptheScript with Anna

Watch our Flip the Script video from Anna Stürgkh, NEOS list number 2 candidate for the EU Elections!   “Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the Euro...

May 16 2024

We demand action!

We are utterly appalled at the progression of the Foreign Agents law in Georgia. The Russian Agents Law explicitly aims to silence human rights advocates while restricting citizens' freedom of speech and democratic rights. We demand for intervention in ...

May 15 2024