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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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If you're from the press and want to contact us, go to CONTACT US and contact one of our spokespersons.

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.

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GDPR - our privacy is not for sale, anymore!

May 22, 2018

This week is very special for European citizens regarding the protection of their data. First, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect this Friday. Second, Facebook...

The fight is not over yet!

May 17, 2018

Today, on May 17, 2018, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, we proudly celebrate recent legal victories for LGBTQI rights, while continuing to stand in solidarity with...

#FYEG30 Utrecht: FYEG’s future is feminist!

May 14, 2018

Between May 9 and 12, 2018, the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) gathered for its annual General Assembly (GA) and a parallel Spring Conference, this time celebrating the 30 years of the...

Europe decides our future, we want to decide Europe

May 9, 2018

In a globalized world, we have global challenges. It is an illusion to think that the crises we are facing, such as the ecological and migration crises are solvable on a national level. The coming...

Europe, defend freedom of the press!

May 3, 2018

Joint Statement on the Freedom of the Press in EuropeOn 24 April, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published its annual World Press Freedom Index. This year, the Index paints a particularly grim...

This year on earth day: Be rebellious and change the system!

Apr 22, 2018

Our earth could use some love. Slowly but steadily we are polluting and destroying the only planet we know we can survive. The problem is not that we don’t know how to change this. The problem is...

EPP, How European are you, when you side with nationalists?

Apr 10, 2018

Viktor Orban’s campaign based on racism, antisemitism and xenophobia, as well as on in-your-face lies, has won him a comfortable majority in the Hungarian parliament. This majority is based on an...

Bayer-Mosanto: Merger from hell

Mar 21, 2018

The European Commission has just authorised the merger of the two biotech giants Monsanto and Bayer. This is very bad news for biodiversity, small farmers, our health and our food security. Our...

Don't let Brexit make us strangers!

Mar 21, 2018

This week the EU27 leaders will come together again to discuss the terms for the Brexit deal. Ignorance towards what’s different is what caused so many people to vote for Brexit. Therefore, we want...

Anniversary of the EU-Turkey Deal

Mar 18, 2018

Two years ago the EU decided to sell its soul for the sake of keeping refugees as far away from its shores as possible. After two years it is pretty clear that the EU-Turkey deal is one big,...

Selmayr Appointment Another Example of Juncker Commission’s Disregard for Basic Rules

Mar 13, 2018

On 21 February, Martin Selmayr was appointed Secretary General of the European Commission, effective as of 1 March. The appointment happened through an expedited process that manifestly violates the...

An empowered woman* is a disobedient woman

Mar 7, 2018

Today, on International Women's Rights Day, we call for disobedience. There is a strong need to disobey the established order and break down the patriarchal system enshrined within our society. Not...

Italy: EU migration policies are not only hurting migrants, they hurt all Europeans

Mar 6, 2018

Today, as the election results in Italy are being released, we see that anti-European are still on the rise. Italy is suffering an economic crisis, where unemployment numbers have gone up...

Debate: Shrinking space for civil society

Feb 6, 2018

Tomorrow the European Parliament will discuss the much lamented “shrinking space for civil society”. Worldwide we see dramatic and frightening infringements on civil liberties. It is always...

FYEG’s statement on the shooting of black people in Macerata, Italy

Feb 5, 2018

Last weekend, a fascist shot six black people in the town of Macerata in Italy. None of the victims is reported dead, but at least one is in a critical condition. FYEG extends its full solidarity to...