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Vienna Declaration

Liberals, Centrists, Democrats & Reformists adopted the ‘Vienna Declaration’, a centrist counter-narrative ahead of key EU elections.

The possibility of a cozy relationship with the far-right or far-left, now or after the elections, is ruled out, and adherence to the mid-term agreement by the EPP and S&D, in which commitment are made to:

  • Democracy and values, fundamental rights and EU reform
  • Extension of the Schengen-area to Romania and Bulgaria and further integration of Ukraine in the EU
  • Less bureaucracy and more enforcement of the EU Internal Market laws
  • Humane and effective migration policies
  • Deliver climate neutrality

We are committed to Europe but we know it is not perfect. Europe needs institutional reform to become more efficient and democratic with citizens at its centre. Through the Conference on the Future of Europe, citizens have called for bold reforms and treaty change, and we must hear their
voice. Europe is our future. Its destiny is in our hands. We will continue to renew it for the benefit of all. We call upon those who share our priorities to join forces and support our cause.

From the Vienna Declaration

A single political entity strives for a Europe that fosters opportunities and grounds the discussion. That force is Renew Europe.

Political school Meritare l’Europa


From 5th to 7th September we had the honor and pleasure to attend the 3rd edition of the political school Meritare l’Europa, organised by our partners from Italia Viva in Palermo (Italy).

Over 400 young people learned, shared and imagined the future of Europe and the place of Italy in it together. With the help of the frame and information provided by various elected politicians, experts and mind opening people.

Moments of bonding were shared and Renew Europe, Italia Viva and Matteo Renzi made sure that we would participe in it (outdoors activities, cultural elements shared about Sicily).

Our Secretary General, Alice Bernard-Montini was interviewed in Radio Leopolda, the radio of Italia Viva, on the value of political schools like Meritare l’Europa for the creation of a bold European citizenship.

Big thanks to MEP Nicola Danti for inviting us and to our Vicepresident Matteo Brizzi for his great work in YDE and Italia Viva!

Publication of Renew4Youth Manifesto


We are extremely glad to announce the publication of the Renew4Youth Manifesto! We, as YDE, actively contributed to shape an innovative manifesto encompassing all the youth policies and the priorities of Renew Europe, the European centrist family.

Many thanks to our EDP Member ot the European Parliament Laurence Farreng in charge of the manifesto and to all the Renew4Youth staff for involving us.

Young European citizens are strongly mobilised by major challenges facing our continent. The fight against climate change, creating equal
opportunities and combatting discrimination are at the heart of their
concerns. They want to be part of the decision-making process and
listening to their voice is more important than ever.

We are looking forward to spread it in every corner of Europe with events, projects and calls to actions.

You can find the full version of the manifesto here.

Let’s Renew European Youth together!

European Youth Event 2023


A YDE delegation gathered in Strasbourg on the 9th and 10th of June, joining young leaders, activists, and enthusiasts from all across Europe to engage in vibrant discussions, share ideas, and shape the future of our continent. EYE 2023 provided a unique platform for us to make a resounding impact and highlight the importance of democratic values, inclusivity, and progressive policies.

Our dedicated team was at the forefront, actively engaging with participants, fostering meaningful connections, and exploring collaborative initiatives. Through an exciting lineup of workshops, debates, and interactive sessions, EYE 2023 inspired and empowered us all.

Together, we discussed pressing issues such as climate action, social justice, and democratic reforms. We exchanged ideas, gained fresh perspectives, and worked towards bringing about positive change.

As part of our participation, we were honored to be invited to the exclusive breakfast organized by Renew Europe. This special event brought together inspiring individuals and allowed us to connect with like-minded individuals.

LYMEC Spring Congress in Budapest


At the beginning of May our board member Magdalena Ilg from Junge Freie Wahler represented YDE at LYMEC Spring Congress in Budapest.

Besides of the opportunity of holding a short speech about YDE it was a chance to connect with our partners from the Renew Europe Group.

It was an honor to meet Kira Rudik, who is member of the parliament in Ukraine and also listening to a speech from Luxemburg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel.

Further it was a pleasure to get to know the beautiful city of Budapest and hear more about Hungarian politics from Vice-Mayor Daniel Berg and Vice President of the youth party Momentum TizenX.

It is important that we as young politicians work on the future of Europe.
Therefore, we thank LYMEC for the invitation and the good cooperation.

IED General Assembly in Nuremberg


On May 8th 2023, we had the honour of participating in the 23th Institute of European Democrats General Assembly, a remarkable event that brought together representatives from various organizations, including YDE. It was a great honor to secure two seats, represented by our president Asier Aretio and our secretary general Alice Bernard-Montini who actively engaged in discussions contributing their insights and perspectives.

The Vice president of IED Gabi Schmitd took us on a captivating journey to the Bavarian Energy Center, where we explored various pioneering projects in hydrogen energy as a means to produce sustainable power. Witnessing Bavaria’s commitment to renewable energy was truly inspiring.

During our visit, we had the opportunity to delve deeper into the vibrant region of Bavaria. We learned about its rich cultural heritage, picturesque landscapes, and its reputation as a hub for innovation and excellence.

To complete this extraordinary experience, we indulged in Bavaria’s delightful traditional cuisine. From the tantalizing flavors to the warm hospitality, each dish embodied the region’s unique heritage. It was a true celebration of Bavarian culture, enjoyed alongside fellow attendees of the assembly.


Young Democrats for Europe (YDE)
Jeunes Democrates Europeens (JDE)
YDE is the youth wing of the European Party.We embrace the key role of democratic principles, underlined in the Lisbon Treaty and shrined in our political belief: democracy, freedom, equality, participation, sustainability and solidarity.

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