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Call for Members of FYEG Working Groups (CLOSED)

The Federation of Young European Greens is announcing a call for members of our six Working Groups!

 

What are FYEG’s Working Groups?

The Working Groups of FYEG are a unique place where Young Green activists discuss, debate, and develop new plans and politics together. FYEG’s Working Groups will this year plan and carry out political campaigns as well as be involved in educational projects in different ways. This year, the General Assembly of FYEG has mandated 6 Working Groups to continue strengthening our narrative, our voice and our strategy in the following topics: Social Europe; Welcoming and Inclusive Europe; Sustainable Europe; Commons; Gender and Inclusion; and Food Systems and Animal Rights. The three first groups are linked to FYEG’s political priorities and are expected to work closely with the Executive Committee and the European Elections Campaign Team on the preparations of upcoming campaigns.

 

Is it for me?

Most likely: YES. If you are interested in Young Green politics, want to engage in specific topics on  the international level, become active in FYEG and promote cooperation between Green organisations - then this is your chance! There is no need to be an expert on the specific topic, but you should feel able and willing to participate in the WG throughout the year and give input from relevant political discussions taking place in your Member Organisation (MO) or the society you live in.

 

How do I apply to become a member of a WG?

 Fill in this form by 25 July midnight CET!

If you have any further questions about the Working Groups, you can write to FYEG Working Group Coordinator Irene Vivas (irene@fyeg.org).

Below you can find a list of the Working Groups and some guidelines regarding their topical focus.

 

What will I do?

In the working groups you will have a chance to campaign, to help write policy and to organise events to look in detail at topics relevant to the group. In the past our working group members have helped design outcomes such as webinars, workshops at YoFest, e-booklets, articles and campaigns. 

  • Social Europe: Young people are having a hard time in Europe. We want to talk about work and income, debate around topics such as basic income and minimum youth wage and inspire our election campaign with great ideas and proposals. Youth unemployment and precarity shall be the priority of this working group and it is already the priority of FYEG, as we have been working on projects that will fund activities in 2019 and will allow us to re-politicize these topics.

 

  • Welcoming and Inclusive Europe: Fascism and racism are the skeletons in the closet of Europe. We want to push for a Europe where everyone is welcome, where freedom of movement is seen as a fundamental right and where we overcome difficult situation through empathy, solidarity and cooperation. With the rise of far-right movements, islamophobic and anti-Semitic attacks (also homophobic and sexist), we must stand up. We need a big crowd of activists working together to bring ideas to keep Europe inclusive, strong, open, feminist and proud!

 

  • Sustainable Europe: The Paris agreement and the 2030 Agenda have been signed but much still needs to be done in the energy, water, waste transports and industry sectors. The ecological transition has started but we have to make sure that this transition is fair for workers, farmers, women and essentially, for the next generations, who will pay the costs of our actions. Do you know/have expertise about these topics or would like to bring your energy and passion to the table? Be our guest!

 

  • Commons: In 2018, we had a seminar on Social Commons in Poland. This July we will gather in our summer camp in Croatia to learn about Environmental Commons and, finally, we will learn about Digital Commons in Budapest next Autumn. This working group will be working on a Dictionary of Commons, an Ecosprinter edition on the topic and other follow-up activities for Commons lovers! If you are a beginner, don’t be shy, we will welcome you as well!

 

  • Gender and Inclusion: Inequality, discrimination, violence against women or other marginalized genders do exist, despite many do not want to see it. A patriarchal system works in a similar way than fascist or capitalist systems, where there are clear structures of power that, in this case, prevent women, girls, and the LGBTQIA+ community from having a fair and fulfilling life. The MeToo and Time’s Up movements are just the tipping point of the iceberg, as race and economic status turn most of the victims into silent victims. Join our feminist battle!

 

  • Food Systems and Animal Rights: In this Working Group, we will be working on making our food systems more sustainable. How can we ensure all citizens have access to good and healthy food? How to allow farmers to earn a decent income? How should change our food system to make it fight climate change and the loss of biodiversity, rather than contributing to it? How can we defend animal rights in this context and in others? Join THE discussion and foresee the future you want regarding this topic.