Towards the European elections

The Union of European Federalists launched the last stage of their campaign for the 2019 European elections by releasing a Manifesto for the European elections (For a Federal Europe : Sovereign, Democratic, Social), a  pledge for candidates to the European Parliament, and a pledge for citizens to express their support to federalist proposals.

UEF sections all over Europe are organising street actions, debates, stands to mobilize citizens to go and vote for a Federal Europe.

All documents are available on the UEF website where visibility will be given to candidates to the European Parliament who sign the federalist pledge and where citizens have the possibility to sign directly on line to support the campaign.

Here the Manifesto For a Federal Europe : Sovereign, Democratic, Social -available in EnglishFrenchGermanItalianSpanish, and Bulgarian.
Here the pledge for candidates to the European Parliament in EnglishFrenchGermanGreekItalianSpanishBulgarian and Swedish.
Here the pledge for citizens to support the campaign – available in EnglishFrenchGermanItalianSpanish and Bulgarian.

Help UEF to spread federalist ideas by contacting candidates and asking them to sign the pledge, by discussing with your family, colleagues, neighbours… on the basis of our citizens’ pledge, by spreading the ideas of our manifesto on social media
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See you in 2019

We hope your 2019 got off to a great start and wish you a wonderful year for you and all your relatives. May this year bring you happiness, health, love, friendship and success.

2019 is a crucial year for Europe: Brexit, European elections, adoption of the multi-annual financial framework and much more.

As every new year starts with good resolutions, we would like to invite you to take a federalist good resolution and join Friends of JEF or renew your membership for 2019, and donate if you can. Also please tell your friends and fellow Federalists about us.

Friends of JEF exists primarily to support the work of JEF Europe through financially supporting its activities and lending experience where possible. That’s why your donation is important.

Friends of JEF is also a network to connect JEFers of all ages. That’s why we plan to organise a meeting of Friends of JEF Members aside the next JEF Congress in Paris. Save the dates (25-27 October), we will come back soon with more information.

As we keep saying “once a JEFer, always a JEFer”, so we think you would be interested in knowing the last JEF news. You will discover in our latest newsletter some of the various actions led by our successors and also the utility of your donation!
And if you want to be back in the federalist family and be active in this election time, don’t hesitate to have a look on UEF actions and join UEF!

We are looking forward to seeing you this year and once again we wish you an exciting and successful federalist 2019.
Pauline Gessant
President, Friends of JEF
President of JEF Europe 2011-15

Friends of JEF financed the JEF solidarity fund for travels

For many years the high travel costs to attend JEF Europe’s statutory meetings created a barrier for attendance for members of our Eastern European sections and individual members from disadvantaged economical backgrounds. Thanks to the support from Friends of JEF we could introduce a solidarity fund for which delegates and guests can apply and receive a contribution to their expenses, enabling their participation. About ten members made use of that opportunity which enabled the high number of 24 out 30 sections present at our last FC meeting in Stockholm and Turku.

Always a generation ahead!

Simply a generation ahead!Since its beginnings in the late 1940s, tens of thousands of young Europeans have gone through the JEF experience. Friends of JEF is a platform that enables JEFers of different generations to keep in touch, reactivate lost contacts, and support the active generations.

An investment in a better future

JEF (Young European Federalists) is currently present with national sections in more than 40 countries all over Europe. Its eagerness to upgrade democracy , to strengthen the values of freedom and tolerance, and to reach out to all generations, all regions, and all social groups is stronger than ever. With its campaigns ranging from grassroot sections up to the decision-making hubs in Brussels, Strasbourg and worldwide, JEF is at once an effective local and global player.

Supporting JEF is and remains a good investment in a better future!

Website relaunch

Workshop RelaunchThanks to Jon we have relaunched the Friends of JEF website this weekend. Great new and simple design. Wordpress-based. Also, we now have a proper mailing system. As always, feedback is much welcome. Please let us know, if you miss any information or there are any bugs.

With the mailing system we may send a few more occasional emails but this should never spam your inboxes.

Where we would like to ask for your support is:
– sign up with your current email address.
– make sure that your JEF friends from the days have also signed up. You can now use this form here on this website to add your/their contact details.
– if you have any nice pictures or stories from your time, please send them over to the board and we are happy to add them to the photo gallery.