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What We Stand For

The basis of the activities of FYEG is our political work on a European level, in a European political space. This is not limited to lobbying inside the European Parliament. No, FYEG is also involved on a street level, running campaigns together with its Member Organisations. At the same time it is not afraid of lifting topics and relevant questions from the local organisations, supporting them and spreading them throughout the network.

Once every year FYEG hosts a formal meeting, the General Assembly, where the MOs, through their delegates, decide on policy and strategy and elect an Executive Committee (EC). The EC board of 7 people is elected to serve for a year and EC members can serve 3 terms consecutively. The Executive Committee leads and coordinates activities of the Federation. There is no leadership hierarchy inside the EC, rather a flat structured and gender balanced committee. They are assisted by a full time paid Secretary General since 1999.

The opinions and statements of FYEG are based on the political platform, which is discussed and updated each year during our General Assembly.


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Political Platform & Policy papers

Here you can find the FYEG policy papers, the political platform being the most important one. All policy papers are all adopted by our General Assebly, starting in 2008.


Free School Education For All!

Nov 17, 2017

In recent years, the investments in education have only decreased. For one, this has put a high burden on school teachers, who have to teach bigger classes, with fewer resources – raising serious...

The EU can't support a government that supports Nazis

Nov 15, 2017

If governments support Nazis, we can’t support them.Most of us have seen the daunting pictures of past Saturday’s marches in Warsaw. The press didn’t have to use quotation marks in the...

Paradise Papers: We want our money back!

Nov 15, 2017

The "paradise papers" report, published on November 5th by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), revealed the complex financial structures the richest people in the world...

Leaders of the world: Reducing carbon emissions is more necessary than ever!

Nov 1, 2017

One week before the start of the climate summit in Bonn, hosted by Fiji, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) rings the alarm bells. The level of carbon dioxide reached the highest number in...

Catalonia: Only Dialogue Can Solve Political Dispute

Oct 1, 2017

Today is a sad day for democracy, given the inability of dialogue between the Spanish Government and the Catalan Government concerning the territorial distribution reforms that recognise the right of...

Young Greens on the State of the European Union

Sep 14, 2017

Yesterday, European Commission President Juncker held his State of the Union speech. Despite voicing concerns on migration social inequality and climate change, the call for more trade was the...

Saving lives is NOT a crime!

Aug 4, 2017

We strongly condemn the Italian authorities’ moves against the NGO Jugend Rettet and their boat, the #Iuventa. This is another unbelievably shameful attack on those who save thousands of lives on...

FYEG Statement on European Council Meeting

Jun 23, 2017

Two big issues dominated the agenda of this week’s European Council meeting in Brussels: Brexit and the European evergreen: migration.We are concerned that even on the first anniversary of the...

World Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2017

Today’s World Refugee Day is truly no reason to celebrate. At no point in time since WWII have there been as many forcefully displaced people around the world. All the while, the European approach...

Europe, lead the way to climate justice, now!

May 31, 2017

Today sources from the White House confirmed that the United States will very likely step out of the Paris Climate Agreement. To which extent – whether the US will get out of the United Nations...

An unprecedented General Assembly!

May 30, 2017

Last weekend, the Federation of Young European Greens [FYEG] gathered for its General Assembly and a parallel Spring Conference. Almost 100 participants gathered in Madrid, to discuss the future of...

Nationalism will never liberate anyone!

May 2, 2017

On International Workers' Day, we, the Federation of Young European Greens, want to highlight the immense challenges that young people are facing on the labour market in Europe today and how these...


Apr 16, 2017

Today, citizens of Turkey are called to vote in a referendum on whether to change the type of regime in Turkey or not. This is an interesting question for any society. Debates on, and if...

Independent Education is Under Attack in Hungary

Mar 29, 2017

FYEG strongly condemns the attack on Central European University (CEU) by the government of Viktor Orbán in Hungary. The recent proposed changes to Hungarian law directly target CEU's...

In Solidarity with Junge Grüne

Mar 29, 2017

Young people and youth wings are an integral element of Green parties across Europe. Greens are a political family that takes the needs and the aspirations of young people seriously, which is a key...