The national interests often take over the common European ones, leading to a lack of unity and commitment to a solid and shared supranational Project.
Additionally, Democracy, Human Rights and legality, which we consider as the main assets of the European Union, have been violated in recent years.
Therefore, sovereignty has become one of the main issues to be addressed, understanding it as the right of the citizens to decide their own future and political, economic and social destiny. Indeed, the concept of sovereignty must be approached in conjunction with the notion of democracy. We cannot accept that citizens still have no access to sovereignty in a society that demands greater political and social participation. We strongly oppose any model of governance that prevents citizens from taking an active role in it.
In this sense, Young Democrats for Europe stand for shared sovereignty between the European Union and citizens in a multilevel governance framework. In fact, Democracy being a main pillar of the legitimacy of the European project and, therefore, Young Democrats for Europe show their fierce commitment towards the democratic values of the EU: equality, inclusion, diversity, cohesion, tolerance and respect.