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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.


Solidarity To Dighomi Forest Protest

Sep 7, 2019

The Dighomi forest - which’s territory just a few decades ago covered 75 hectares when for today it has been shrunk to 20.5 hectares - is located in Tbilisi, Georgia and it is the only forest-park...

The Amazon is burning, the EU is accomplice.

Aug 30, 2019

Fires in the Amazon shed light on the ongoing environmental crisis in Brazil and its link with the agricultural system. FYEG calls on the EU to take responsibility and radically change its...

Istanbul 2019: Results from FYEG General Assembly

Aug 20, 2019

ISTANBUL - The Federation of Young European Greens held its annual General Assembly (GA) this week, from the 14th to the 18th of August in Istanbul, Turkey. Hosted by the Turkish Young Greens, Genç...

Finland’s EU presidency: call for climate action

Jul 1, 2019

As Finland begins its six-month stint in the rotating presidency of the European Council on 1st of July, the Federation of Young European Greens, as well as the Green Youth and Students of Finland...

Ende Gelände - Why we participate

Jun 20, 2019

This weekend, thousands of activists are preparing to peacefully block the ongoing mining and burning of coal in Rhineland, Germany, in one of the biggest mass civil disobedience climate actions...

What Pride Month Is Not

Jun 18, 2019

Beyond the glitter and the unicorns: what Pride is and is not.This June we celebrate diversity. In the words of RuPaul: “we celebrate love”. But this diversity is at stake. The LGBTQI community...

EU election takeaways

Jun 11, 2019

Between May 23rd and 26th, the European Elections took place. In several countries, green parties performed better than expected and than in the past, in the midst of the growing global climate...

Young Activists Turn EU Elections into a Vote for Climate

May 17, 2019

Yesterday, activists from the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) sent a message in several cities in Europe. Large banners were dropped in Brussels, Rome, Dresden, Mannheim, Sofia and...

Tomorrow's Europe is Built by Us

May 9, 2019

It is not an understatement to say that the European project is undergoing its biggest stress test this far. Climate crisis, rise of authoritarianism, widening inequalities. Younger generations find...

A Free and Open Internet at the Heart of the European Project

Mar 22, 2019

Europe’s youth has grown up with the internet. We use the internet to stay in touch with our friends and family, to inform ourselves and learn, to express ourselves and to develop our creativity. A...

The EU must not turn its back on peoples of Turkey

Mar 13, 2019

On March 13th 2019, the European Parliament voted, in a non-binding report, in favour of the suspension of EU accession negotiations with Turkey, citing disregard for human rights and civil...

8th of March: We demand full access to sexual and reproductive health and rights!

Mar 8, 2019

In Europe on 2019, women* and genderqueer people still do not have the right to decide autonomously over their bodies and lives, including its most intimate aspects such as reproduction. Even worse,...

Hey EP, intersex children are beautiful as they are!

Feb 14, 2019

Today, on Valentine’s Day 2019, the European Parliament is voting on the first-ever resolution on the human rights of intersex people.In many places in Europe intersex children undergo forced...

Youth is rising, let’s make their voices count!

Feb 7, 2019

Young people of Europe want their voices heard. It's time to lower the voting age to 16!The climate crisis is here, and the hardest price will be paid by young people. Unless our elected European...

We call swiss citizens to vote to limit urban sprawl!

Feb 6, 2019

FYEG calls on Swiss citizens to vote in favour of the popular initiative on Urban Sprawl started by the Swiss Young Greens to limit urban sprawl and preserve natural and agricultural areas. On...