Young Democrats for Europe have elected a new board of ten members for a two year mandate, during their Congress held in Brussels on the 30th of June 2018, led by: Begoña Garteizaurrekoa as President, Loris Mastromatteo as Secretary General, Anita Velic as Spokesperson, and Peter Schueppenhauer as Treasurer.
Coming from more than 12 European countries, delegates and guests discussed the need of fostering democratic values within the EU, among other topics.
Begoña Garteizaurrekoa, newly elected president, pointed out that: “The Youth is not only the future of the EU, but also its present. The development of Youth’s vital projects depends on their human and social development, being crucial to build active and committed players within the society”.
The Young Democrats for Europe is the youth wing of the European Democratic Party and one of the youth wings of the ALDE Group. The European Democratic Party is one of the European political party officially recognised by the European Parliament.
Founded in 2007, The Young Democrats for Europe primarily seek the establishment of a stronger and more integrated Europe and embrace the core values of the European Union: democracy, freedom, equality, participation, sustainability and solidarity. Their mission is also to foster greater political involvement of the European youth and raise awareness on the many problems it faces, such as access to higher education, mobility and unemployment.