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December 2013 Edition

The parting feast

As we prepare to feast and ultimately part from 2013, this is the time to look back. 

Don't worry, we are not of the nostalgic type, we look back with a smile on our face.

This year proved to be the year in which our local sections cemented themselves in as a driving force within JEF Belgium. Brussels, Ghent, Leuven, Liège and Louvain-la-Neuve have all organised events on their own and made their voices heard with lush during the Federal Committees we held. Yes, it was the first year of our new internal structure.It was, however, the second year the Cross-Border Network organised their annual seminar. The value of this network of JEF sections is still undeniable and we're a proud partner.

2014, full of exciting events and plans. Full of promise and hope. Full of debate and jokes. 

The next year is already shaping up to be a very busy year. There are of course our Training Days to look foreward to. The clinger undoubtably will be the elections for the European Parliament on May 25th. We are not facing 2014 empty handed. Oh no, we are prepared for one hell of a ride.

To all of you, and especially all the JEF volunteers, we wish you all happy holidays, a fantastic end of the old year and a brilliant beginning of the new one.

Federalist regards,
— JEF Belgium Board

NEWS - Website updates

With a new logo, the rest of our visual identity couldn't be left behind. With pride we annouce that JEF Europe has a brand new space on the interweb! Go and check it out.
Our own website is still developing and getting better every day. For instance, we have gathered all our media presence, have a look of what we have accomplished so far!


Save the date!

The JEF Belgium General Assembly traditionally takes place in February. So, mark down Sunday, February 15th on your calender. Any member has a vote and can pose as a candidate for any of the eight positions on our board. If you're interested in becoming our next president, secretary, political secretary (2), treassure, activity officer, local section officer or international officer you're encouraged to apply by sending us an e-mail. The General Assembly will take place in Brussels, but the exact location and time still has to be confirmed. 

Schoonmoeder aller verkiezingen
Met veel trots stelt JEF België één van zijn verkiezingsactiviteiten voor: De Schoonmoeder aller Verkiezingen! Zoals jullie waarschijnlijk al hebben opgevangen, verkiezen we als Belg, Vlaming én Europeaan op 25 mei 2014 een nieuw parlement. Omdat JEF België er van overtuigd is dat deze drie verkiezingen niet onopgemerkt voorbij mogen gaan, sloegen we samen met de Ambrassade en de Conseil de la Jeunesse de handen in elkaar om ook jongeren een stem te geven in het debat. Wil je alle info over het project in één minuut? Bekijk dan dit filmpje! Geïnteresseerd? Lees dan zeker verder
Note: this is the Dutch part of the election campaign. The moment we have news for the French speaking community, we will let you know. If you are interested in participating, you already can let us know by e-mailing to


Second Cross-Border Seminar

The Cross-Border madness moved from Maastricht to Lille this year. You already know it was a succes by the fact we didn't receive one but two reports on the great week-end. Once again superbe work guys and girls. Untill next year?!


Call for Panel and Papers of the European Consortium for Political Research
graduate Conference 2014
Innsbruck,Austria |3-5 July 2014
The next European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) graduate conference will take place in Innsbruck (Austria), 3-5 July 2014.
The Federalism and Regionalism section will be chaired by Ieva Vezbergaite (PhD candidate, Sabanci University, TR) and co-chaired by Simon Brandsen (PhD candidate, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK). Please submit your proposals for this section. You may do it in two ways:
1.Submit a proposal for a panel. Panel should be about sub-topic relevant to the section's topic and include chair (co-chair) and 3-5 paper proposals.
2. Submit a proposal for an individual paper.
Full guidelines are available here
The proposals for papers are accepted until 20 Jan 2014.
Full papers should be submitted after 1 May 2014.


Job Opportunity

The Young European Federalists are looking for a new Secretary-General. If you are interested in working with a great group of young Europeans, don't hesitate to apply. More info here.


Happy Winter Holidays!

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