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Call for joining FYEG Alumni Network!

Hello, former Young Green revolutionary!

 

Do you sometimes long for the good old times with the most kick-ass political youth organization in this galaxy? Do you miss those times of writing amendments, late night calls with crappy Internet or phone connection, queuing for sending letters or faxes when emails didn’t exist, or freezing your butt off while reclaiming the streets with your Young Green fellows? Then be sad no more cause we are launching our Alumni Network!

 

What is the Alumni Network?

The Alumni Network is an online network of former FYEGers from all across Europe open to all generations of activists who have been active with FYEG between 1988 until today. With launching the Alumni Network, we are following three goals. We want to:

  • Ensure sustainable transfer of knowledge between different generations of FYEG activists in terms of political experience, as well as organisational and professional development. 
  • Establish a pool of FYEG-close experts to reach out to as speakers for events, members of internal structures requiring experience (i.e. members of Presidency for the GA, members of Advisory Committee), or FYEG nominees for external structures (i.e. positions within European Youth Forum, the EGP or other). 
  • Provide a platform (online and offline, transnational and local) for FYEG activists and former FYEG activists to meet, learn, get inspired, keep up-to-date with FYEG and have fun.
  • Contribute to the long-term financial stability of FYEG through donations, small or big, from former FYEG activists who are interested to give back to the network.

 

Is this for me?

Great question, because who are actually FYEG alumni? In the words of one of our former Co-Spokespersons they are people who “have been Young Green for very long.” 

 

In general, you can consider yourself an FYEG alumni if you are: 

  • A former Co-Spokesperson or Executive Committee member
  • A former Office member
  • A former member of an FYEG Working Group or another structure
  • A former International Secretary of an FYEG Member Organization
  • A former participant to an FYEG event (General Assembly, seminar, actions…)

 

But do not worry if you do not fit in any of the above categories. Simply explain to us why you would like to join the network in the form below. The applications will be assessed by FYEG Executive Committee. 

 

Please note that the alumni network is specifically designed for people who do not intend to remain active in other FYEG structures. If you are or plan to be further active in any of our statutory bodies, we recommend you wait with the application.

 

What will the network offer?

We want that the Alumni Network is a lively community space enabling for a dynamic exchange between current and former FYEGers. The level of engagement should be open to every alumni. Overall, participation in the network will offer the following:

  • access to an alumni mailing list and a regularly updated contact database with information about the alumni’s work and field of expertise
  • alumni newsletter with updates from the organization twice per year 
  • alumni-related calls, i.e. invitation for the alumnis to become speakers or trainers at FYEG statutory events, educational activities or online webinars
  • opportunities to meet and greet current FYEG activists and other alumnis during FYEG statutory meetings or events
  • invitations to apply for becoming members of the Presidency or members of the Advisory Committee
  • invitations to give expert advice or input on specific matters upon the request of the EC
  • opportunity to become FYEG’s representative in various European structures, i.e. the working groups of the European Youth Forum or, where relevant, other structures the EGP is involved in, such as the European Movement International
  • opportunity to present one’s own work including specific calls, conference invitations or campaigns to a wider network of FYEG alumni

 

Will you ask something in return?

We will - but it will be fun, we promise! Sometimes we will ask you to help us raise awareness on a certain issue. Other times we will ask you to spread our message. Other times, we will reach out to you when searching for speakers for our webinars or events. Another time we might ask for simple advice, a tip or some small coins to make FYEG running in the long-term. 

 

Can’t wait to join? Then please fill in THIS form right now!

Questions? Please contact Zuzana (zuzana@fyeg.org) or Antoine (antoine@fyeg.org).

 

Note: The EC has the right to reject applications by individuals whose actions or values have entered in contradiction with FYEG values and political platform.