The Latest Edition of the JEF Belgium Newsflash

September 2013 Edition

A note from our Board

With the advent of fall 2013, the federalists of Europe are entering an era of change. The new Newsflash is just the first small step in a long line of transformations ahead.
On the international stage, the congresses in November will be the first major step. What follows will undoubtedly be a subject of yet unknown history.
If you want a chance to participate in the shaping of European future and join our efforts in any way, let us know via email, Twitter or Facebook. Only you can make a difference.

Federalist regards,
— JEF Belgium Board

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Events

Sep 04
Conference for Young People
14:00, EP, Brussels

Sep 11
JEF Belgium Board Meeting
19:00, Ghent

Oct 15-20
Model EU in Albania
Tirana, Albania

Oct 26-29
Mission Europe
Ypres, Berlin,Krakow

Nov 1-3
XXII European Congress (JEF)
Paris

Nov 7-9
EU Citizens' Convention
Bucarest, Romania

Nov 15-17
24th European Congress (UEF)
Berlin

SEP 04 - Conference: New Opportunities for Young People

Have your say! Join a broad discussion on the situation of young people in Europe and let your statement echo between the walls of the European parliament.
The Creating New Opportunities for Young People conference will take place on September 4 2013 (14:00–19:00) at the European Parliament and is hosted by the MEPs Patrizia Toia (S&D) and Thomas Mann (EPP). It is organised by the COMECE Secretariat, Don Bosco International, Rete Juventutis and the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation.
Although the registration deadline has passed, there is still a chance to participate so visit the conference website.


SEP 11 - Invitation: JEF Belgium Board Meeting in Ghent

JEF Belgium is inviting all interested and active members to its board meeting on September 11 in Ghent.
The agenda will follow soon on thehttps://www.facebook.com/JEFersbelgium JEF Belgium Facebook page. Don't forget to like it too!


OCT 15–20 - Model of European Union Albania

Be a part of Model European Union in the most exciting place to be - in Albania' capital of Tirana, from October 15–20.
For the third time, Albania is hosting Model European Union. In the heart of the Balkan, you will be one of the representatives of the members of the EU Institutions.
MEU Albania 2013 is a great opportunity to experience true Balkan hospitality and meet people from across Europe. Previous events have had participants from virtually all European countries!
Model European Union 2013 is more than a simply method of learning European decision-making institutions. It simulation is dedicated to the students who want to practice all the academic knowledge that have to do with EU and here they have the opportunity to use the practicing technique directly.  Above all, they will experience a truly European atmosphere.
Application deadline: September 5 (Hurry up!)
Participation fee: 70 EUR for the international and 55 EUR for Albanian participants.
To apply, click here. If you're going, send us a message too.


OCT 26-29 Mission Europe (Ypres, Krakow, Berlin)

Mission Europe is back! Our friends of YEUTH have opened the call for the fourth edition of Mission Europe, a Youth Democracy Project that brings young people Belgium, Germany and Poland together.
Are you / do you know someone between 16 and 19 years old and from Belgium, Germany or Poland?
Well, it offers a great chance to participate in debates, discussions, workshops and sightseeing tours concerning mainly the two World Wars, the Cold War and the EU on weekends in Ypres, Berlin and Krakow.
Check out all the details on their website and spread the news!


NOV 01-03 - XXII European Congress (JEF), Paris

The most important JEF event in recent history, the European Congress, will unfold in Paris, France from November 1 to 3, 2013. If is one event that you cannot miss, this is it.
If you would like to participate in the congress as an observer or co-create the policies that will shape JEF for the future to come, send us an email. You are encouraged to participate in this high-level event! Find more information about this glorious Congress here.
To register directly, fill out this form right away!
Deadline to join the delegation: September 10.
Participation fee: 80 EUR with an extra reduction based on the number of participants (incentive of JEF Belgium).


NOV 7-9 - EU Constitutional Convention, Bucharest

We the people of the European Union....
Sounds familiar? Do you want to not only be looking at history in the making – but making history instead? This is the moment you have to seize.
The Citizens' Convention is not an alternative to other federalist NGOs: It transcends all other divisions, their main ambition is to increase the pace and the visibility of the movement for a federal Europe. Conceived by the authors of the European Federalist Papers, it summons all federalists to join together in Bucharest to adopt the first European federalist declaration - by the people and for the people.
Are you packing your suitcase yet? There is more information on this website.


NOV 15-17 - UEF's 24th European Congress, Berlin

Berlin will also be the important rendez-vous this autumn for the European federalist movement. There, the Union of European Federalists (UEF) organises its 24th European Congress on 15-17 November 2013.
The Congress will feature leaders of the European political parties in one of the first debates of next year's European Parliamentary election campaign. The UEF will also debate and vote on their own federalist Manifesto - a debate which will be inspired by the publication over the summer of the Fundamental Law of the European Union, currently being drafted by the Spinelli Group of MEPs under the direction of Andrew Duff. 
If you are interested in participating, please follow this link.

NEWS - Help Improve JEF!

Join in with JEF Belgium and help improve JEF Europe!
JEF Europe recognizes the importance of regularly evaluating its functioning, structures and its relation with sections and members.
Therefore, your participation in the online questionnaire will be much appreciated. For more information follow this link.

NEWS - Congratulations to JEF Denmark (Europæisk Ungdom)

JEF Denmark recently held a General Assembly upon which they held elections for the entire national board of the organization. At that occasion Stanislav Stanchev was elected as JEF Denmark's new President with the International Secretary position being filled by Martin Mardorf.
We congratulate the new board of JEF Denmark for their election and wish them much success for the duration of their mandate!
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