A busy December for the European Democrats


6ème Congrès du PDE

Following the 2014 European elections, the EDP held its Congress in Brussels on the 10th and 11th of December. Delegates from our organisation attended the Congress and we also organised a Board and Council meeting.


Concluding the first 3 months of the new Board team, these meetings were an occasion to end the preparations of our 2015 initiatives and actions. These two days were also a warm gathering of Democrats during this festive period. With more than 80 delegates coming from 17 countries, the EDP adopted a motion supported by the Young Democrats for Europe on the importance of having a Democrat political family and cooperating with Liberals in Europe.

Our president Miroslava took the floor during the EDP Congress:

“This is not the first time I get the floor at a EDP meeting but today I am honoured to speak as the newly elected president of the Youth of the EDP and therefore to be the voice of all our members. I would like to underline some changes I think are the most important within our youth organisation:

  • the first milestone was the third congress of our organisation in September in Bilbao. I want to thank our Basque organisation, EGI, as well as the Basque national party. This was crucial and helped us to move toward a renewal: a new 10-member Board was elected with me as President and Mathieu Camescasse as Secretary General, new youth organisations were welcomed – our friends from National forum and UDI – as well as individual members. Our internal problems solved, we could now start anew on an improved and stronger footing and help you.
  • Today we also held our third Board meeting. These regular meetings allow me drawing up new policies. Being exemplary is our objective and I am therefore happy to announce that we have adopted a new Code of Ethics. We want to assure you, as well as everybody, we will work to be an example, to share our common values and beliefs, and be responsible and accountable with regard to finances. We will spend public money wisely.
  • These sound bases allow us working on concrete projects, and on specific issues. One of our next challenges is to strengthen our cooperation and work effectively with the Institute of European democrats and the ALDE group. But more especially and first of all to be the pro-active youth organisation of the European Democratic Party and work closely with you, our MEPs, our MPs. We aim at bringing your work to Youths and European citizens. We will be pleased to work with your office and assistants.”


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YDE Council – March’14 : European elections as a focus

YDE Council - March 2014

On 27.2-1.3.2014, delegations from Young Democrats for Europe met in Brussels and participated in the EDP Council. During this Council, the European elections manifesto was approved unanimously. This manifesto promotes a more united and stronger Europe. New members joined our party: 2 individual members from the German “Freie Wähler”.

This EDP event was an opportunity to gather EDP youths. A YDE council was therefore organised, in which we discussed our projects and our future strategy for the upcoming European elections. 

One of our projects is titled 10years for 10 countries within the European Union. The 1st of May will be the 10th anniversary of the biggest EU enlargement. Concerning this event, we have started to question youngsters from these countries to find out how they feel after 10 years in the European Union. This questionnaire is available in Slovak, Poland, Greek and English.

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This Guy for President!


The European Democratic Party has chosen Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgian Prime Minister and current leader of the ALDE group in the European Parliament, as its candidate for the European Commission Presidency. The Young Democrats for Europe supports this decision.

Other Facebook covers exist in Basque, in German, in Slovak, in Italian, in French, in English and in Polish (you can ask them by email : info(at)youngdemocrats.eu)

We should remove words as race, woman-man and start to think as HUMANS

sME na konferencii

What is the future for equality and equity? , Press release (PR)

 On September 19th and 20th representatives of our youth organisation partners visited Bratislava and Slovakia for the first time, they were from different parts of Europe.

 Civil association, Young Europeans is committed to the Slovak European Democratic Party, a member of European Democratic Party (EDP-PDE, the ALDE Group in the European Parliament) and not only for its history but also for sharing pro-European values. Thanks to  the financial support from EDP, for several years young people can have meeting with another people from more than 7 European member states, exchange mutual experiences and information, organise common projects to support the spread of democracy development and the deepening of European identity in order to eliminate hatred and national discriminations, break down the fear of unknown and help all young Europeans to understand that it is not possible to lose their own identity while respecting the rights, values, traditions and habits of other people. More…

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