Paris, 3-5/11/2023

From 3rd to the 5th of November the event ‘Winter of Democrats‘ took place in Paris. The event was an extrodanary chance for young people from all over Europe to engage in thrilling debates and exchange ideas about the current state and the future of the European Union.

The event began with an engaging session with the French MP and EDP Deputy Secretary General Frédéric Petit, shedding light on the challenges to European democracy, integration, and the conflict in Ukraine.

After a lunch generously provided by EDP, the participants gathered for the significant conference ‘Europe dealing with crisis’ with Marie Pierre Vedrenne (French MEP), Laurence Boone (French Minister in charge of Europe), Alice Bernard-Montini (Secretary General of YDE) and Maud Gatel (French MP) where we discussed about the most significative challenges laid on the European path towards the 2024 elections. During the panel, representatives of French institutions and of European youth signed a Paris appeal to the European youth symbolizing their commitment to a more united and democratic Europe.

The day continued with an interactive workshop led by Alexandra Leuliette, Head of the 2014 MoDem european campaign and IED board member offering a practical opportunity to address the challenges and opportunities of the upcoming European elections.

To conclude the first day of the event participants enjoyed a dinner at the charming Le Mazette restaurant, generously hosted by Renew Europe, still under the impression of this remarkable day, fostering connections and strengthening their dedication to the future of Europe.

On the morning of the second day, young representatives from various parties gathered for the General Assembly to discuss and deliberate on the future of Europe and the upcoming challenges.

During the General Assembly YDE welcomed a new observer member party from Belgium, Youth MCC.

It’s been an intense weekend, bringing together young minds from across Europe converging to shape a brighter future through lively debates on democracy and the path ahead. A tapestry of diverse voices weaving a stronger and more united Europe.

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.

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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