JEF’s big projects

Here comes a collection of the bigger pan-European projects the JEF ran over the past years.

Democracy Upgraded (2015)

Through the different activities of European democracy updemupggraded we aim at raising awareness on the need of updating democracy in Europe, giving the opportunity to young people to discuss, propose and develop new forms of democracy highlighting the advantages that such upgrade would bring to our continent and all people living in there. A special focus is given to the role that civil society could and should have in this process. Furthermore, the workplan provides opportunities for young people attending our activities to develop relevant skills for becoming active ambassadors for an updated democracy in Europe.


Move Europe Forward (2014)

Move EuropeEECampaingLogo3DEF-e1395056976606 Forward was the campaign of the Young European Federalists towards the European Parliament elections in May 2014. Through informative events, local public consultations, a bus tour and a series of pan-European actions, JEF seeked to encourage young people to be active part of democracy at the European level.

Welcome to Europe (2010-11)

w2e‘Welcome to Europe’ is a trans-national seminar aiming at gathering
young people from differentEuropean countries actively involved in youth organisations to share and discuss to improve their know-how on the integration of immigrants and to discuss about the role of youth organisations as facilitators for the inclusion of youngsters with a migration background in the civil society and in the political life.

Europe@myDesk (2009-10)

Europe@myDesk aimed at bringing Europe closer to young people and youth workers through an improved and active access toinformation on European issues featuring effective information debates in schools and the development of youth media on these topics. The goal of this project is to create a self-sustainable multinational and multilingual information network by young people and for young people based on a bottom-up model. To achieve, the project wishes to provide the tools to young citizens of different geographical, social, and cultural backgrounds to gather, analyse, and exchange news, ideas, and stories on European topics.

Local Europe (2008)

localeuropeDeveloped in the framework of the European Commission’s Europe for Citizens programme, Local Europe aimed first at engaging European youngsters with the main issues of the European integration project and strengthening their desire to take part in the European adventure; what is more it provided training for the local activists, NGOs and trainers as the means for dealing with European issues in their endeavours.

Free Belarus action (2006-2013)

The first around of this action took place on the backdrop of the show-elections in Belarus in 2006. The actions served to raise awareness among civil society about the last dictatorship in Europe. Some nice pics and texts in German can be found at JEF Hessen.

Speak Up Europe (2007)

Through a set of 25 national web portals and numerous face-to-face meetings JEF together with several partners aims to offer a permanent space for debate to a large number of European citizens. The campaign was launched on the 23rd of November 2006 and will run all the way until the end of 2007. In the framework of this project the action europeanvibes aimed at fostering dialogue among young European citizens on exactly the vibes that make up what young Europeans care about today.

Galaxy Europe! (2006)

The main objective of the campaign was to promote the European Parliament (EP) and bring closer the work of the Members of the European parliament (MEPs) to the young citizens.


Yes Campaign! (2005)

Join JEF and its partners in the YES Campaign! Say Yes to a more transparent, democratic and efficient Europe by supporting our campaign in your home town! You can make a difference!


Give Europe a Face! (2004-5)

The objectives of the campaign can be explained as follows: the fostering of the idea of European Citizenship through spreading the idea that there is more that unites young people in Europe than what separates them.

Constitutional Convention (2002-3)

At the time the only website and information platform about the European Convention (operated by JEF and the legendary Jon Worth of course).

European Constitution Now (1999-2001)

constitution_01Nice 2000 demonstration (2000)

On the occasion of the European Council that concluded the intergovernmental conference negotiating the Nice Treary, the Young European Federalists and the Union of European Federalists gathered 10,000 people in Nice (France)  calling for a European Constitution.