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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.


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 Assembly, starting in 2008.


Abortion is Healthcare - Access to Safe Abortions is a Fundamental Right

Jun 24, 2022

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the Roe v Wade ruling.This means the legality of abortion is now up to each individual state in the US. 26 US states are expected to now...

Justice for Shireen, Justice for Journalists, Justice for Palestine

May 20, 2022

 On 11 May 2022, veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed while covering and reporting on an Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) raid in the Palestinian city of Jenin. Three other...

Stop the War in Ukraine.

Feb 22, 2022

The danger of a full-scale military incursion by the Russian army into Ukraine has stirred up the whole international community. For the third month in a row, the threat of a Russian attack on...

Vote this CAP Down!

Nov 22, 2021

The European Parliament’s vote on the new rules for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will also be a vote on climate, biodiversity, and social justice. Despite the yearlong negotiations,...

COP26 Has Failed

Nov 18, 2021

 COP26 has failed. The agreement reached is insufficient. Country commitments remain scarce and do not prevent the worst effects of climate change, especially for the countries of the Global...

COP26 Delegation: Leaders By Rail

Oct 22, 2021

 On Sunday 31 October 2021 the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) will be kicked off in Glasgow. Also in attendance: countless world leaders.  They are there to work on...

COP26: Polluters Out, People In

Oct 20, 2021

In less than two weeks the international community will begin COP26, the biggest decision point on saving our climate since the adoption of the Paris Agreement 6 years ago.The world's biggest...

10 Years of the Istanbul Convention - Facts and Fights

May 11, 2021

Today is the 10th Anniversary of the Istanbul Convention. We are celebrating the groundbreaking protocol and we are fighting for it to stay relevant in all European countries. The Convention was...

Defund European Defence

Apr 29, 2021

In the last decades, countries have used citizens’ growing concerns over increasing threats to personal safety to amplify security policies based on endless militarisation, greater surveillance,...

Housing Rights, Now!

Apr 23, 2021

Housing is a human right, yet it is treated as a commodity and left unregulated. There is a housing crisis all over Europe: where people face unaffordable rents, outdated and rundown housing, and...

Right to Cure: Vaccines Must be a Common Good

Apr 7, 2021

We have endured over a year of pandemic where we have lost loved ones, and our mental health has taken a toll through strict lockdowns, job loss and insecurity, and we have seen governments take this...

Celebrating Young Green Feminist Activists

Mar 8, 2021

Today is International Women’s Day In these trying times, women all over Europe have been showing us what a great feminist activist looks like.We celebrate our amazing Green activists who despite...

Time to Combat Anti-Muslim Hatred!

Mar 6, 2021

We are in the midst of a global pandemic, and it is having a crippling effect on public health. Every day in Europe thousands of people are being hospitalised with COVID-19, people are losing their...

Green Statement: Call for Turkey to release political prisoner Cihan Erdal

Jan 24, 2021

Today, MEPs will vote/voted on an urgency resolution on the human rights situation in Turkey, notably the case of Selahattin Demirtaş and other prisoners of conscience.One of the less famous...

Brexit: Deal or No Deal? This isn't a Game

Dec 21, 2020

Almost a full year has passed since the UK left the EU, on the basis of the temporary Withdrawal Agreement. The negotiations to secure a deal between the two have continued all year, even in the...