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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.


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...

Europe: More Than a Treaty

Mar 24, 2017

Tomorrow, citizens across Europe commemorate the signature of the Treaty of Rome 60 years ago. This commemoration comes at a decisive moment for our continent. The European project is, more than ever...

Party-Political Youth Organisations: Replace EU-Turkey Deal with Dignified Migration Policy

Mar 20, 2017

Today, it is one year since the deal between the European Union and Turkey on relocation of refugees came into force. In the absence of a functional relocation scheme within the European Union,...

Statement on the second independence referendum in Scotland

Mar 15, 2017



Mar 8, 2017

#HayatıIstiyoruzToday, 8th of March, millions of women as well as members of the LGBTIQ community, are marching, striking, and disrupting sytemic patriarchies all over the world in recognition of...

Whoops, Frontex did it again!

Mar 3, 2017

Europe’s inhumane anti-refugee narrative has reached a new low. Earlier this week, the head of the EU's border agency Frontex shamelessly accused NGOs who save lives of refugees in the...

For a Progressive Parliament Presidency That Fosters Democracy in the EU

Jan 17, 2017

Two and a half years after the last European elections, the European Union is suffering from multiple crises. Among them, the democratic deficit requires attention and action. The European Parliament...


Jan 3, 2017

Check out the pdf version HERE.TOWARDS A BRIGHTER 20172016 has been a difficult year for youth and progressives. Brexit and Trump consolidated the rise of the new far-right across Europe, with...

Free Trade Agreements: Our Opposition Shouldn’t Rest In 2017

Dec 26, 2016

It is undeniable that free trade agreements partly dominated the public debate in 2016. On both sides of the Atlantic free trade agreements were debated at the highest political levels. Voting on...

EU Must Reinstate Human Rights in its Foreign Policy Now!

Dec 15, 2016

Today the European Council is meeting in Brussels. While the violence against civilians reached what the UN  called a “meltdown of humanity” in Syrian Aleppo, the EU must more than even...

Finnish Young Greens: Ambitious Economical Policies and New Leadership

Dec 1, 2016

ViNO (the Federation of Green Youth and Students) held its General Assembly in Helsinki last weekend. Representatives of Green youth organisations from across Finland spent a few days debating major...

Trump trumps climate – climate trumps Trump?

Nov 10, 2016

                         By Anton JaekelActually, this should have been an...