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JEF Info - 03 November 2015

In this issue of the JEF-Info you will find information about JEF and partners' news.

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Latest News
Get involved in LADDER citizen journalist initiative and be part of an internationally supported network!

If you are a journalism lover and you practice it  – or would be interested to practice - in a non-professional way (maybe you write on a local paper, or you run a blog, or you are part of a university radio, or… you tell us!)

If you are interested on global issues (including migration, human rights, development, poverty eradication, citizens’ participation, youth engagement, solidarity, cohesion and mutual understanding, women’s rights, multi-culturalism etc) from a local/national/European/global perspective

If you are tightly connected to JEF Europe (you may be a volunteer, a member, but not a staff member)

If you are a citizen of any age (youngsters most welcome!) from the EU and its Neighborhood

… then apply to the initiative!

TO APPLY: Please get in touch with us at info(at)jef.eu by 30/11/2015 with your resume (incl. proven background in journalism) and short motivation letter (350-400 words incl. your connection to JEF).


JEF elects Christopher Glück as new President

During their XXIII Congress in Zürich, Young European Federalists from over 30 countries have discussed their political aims and strategic priorities. The delegates further elected the new Executive Board of their pan-European organisation.

Former Vice-President Christopher GLÜCK (Germany) was elected with a broad majority as President for the mandate 2015-17.  Ophélie OMNES and Leonie Martin are the newly-elected Vice-Presidents of JEF. The Congress elected as new EB members Jacopo BARBATI (Italy), Kevin KRISTIANSEN (Denmark), Miriam POSTIGLIONE (Italy), Elisa TARKIAINEN (Finland), and Simon DEVOS (Belgium) as Treasurer.


JEF Sections
JEF Italy action in Ventimiglia

On 7th November JEF Italy will organize a huge action in Ventimiglia, a city nearby the border with France, where in June refugees were camping after being refused entry to the French land.

The event will focus on the common political answers and actions needed at European level in order to tackle the problem of uncontrolled immigration towards Europe. It will consist of a conference and a street action. 

Those who can not attend please use twitter to spread federalist solutions to the migration issue via the hashtag #FedEu4Migration. More information will be soon available via the event on Facebook.


A map of local sections with contact details has been put together thanks to your contributions. You can find it here. This map is meant to be a tool for JEFers moving around Europe and willing to keep in touch with our organisation on a local level - easier, closer, faster! If you are not on the map and you want to be added, or if you need to add/delete or amend some contact details please send an email to darmeclaire(at)gmail.com.

Partners & other events
Humans of Europe initiative

The Young European Movement London has initiated a project and recently launched in London which they would like to expand over other JEF European branches.

It is called the 
Humans of Europe

YEM London has high expectations for this project and they stay at your disposition for any question and hope that you will be willing to collaborate on the « Humans of Europe initiative »

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Please support the Belgrade Appeal issued last week by the organizers of the Belgrade Security Forum.

Sing the Appeal online on Change.org and share through your networks and lists.

As the most successful peace and political project in human history, the EU has the obligation towards the entire world to initiate a genuine shift of paradigm. This paradigm must be guided by empathy and solidarity; otherwise we shall not survive the hardships the entire planet is faced with. Very soon, at the climate summit in Paris, the EU will have a chance to distinguish itself as a community of values once again.

In defining a comprehensive policy toward migrations, the Balkan countries that have earned their right to be part of the problem-solving community must be treated as partners. Finally, the Balkan countries should develop a regional approach and become part of a joint regional and European response.


A team of authors and activists from 11 different countries called "Young European Collective" has written a four-step guide to empower Europe's young generation. Their essay, entitled "Who, If Not Us?", provides a unique perspective on a generation in crisis - based on personal stories, the text shows strategies and steps to overcome challenges symptomatic for young Europeans. The group now started a notable crowdfunding initiative to finance the printing and distribution of the text and inspire young people across the continent. #WhoIfNotUs

Support them here on indiegogo!

The YEP (European Youth Press) corner

European Youth Press is getting ready for a few upcoming projects that they plan to realise in the nearest future. Stay tuned and watch closely their website and Facebook page.

Call for: Videojournalists for Mostra Communication Agency
Deadline: On rolling basis

Call for: Journalists interested to work in Beijing
Deadline: On rolling basis

Call for: Freelance journalists
Deadline: On rolling basis

Call for : Journalists interested in art and poetry competition
Deadline: 10 November 2015

Call for : Business journalists
Deadline: 15 November 2015

Summer Internship in Berlin for young journalists
Deadline: 22 November 2015

Call for : Entries for New Media Contest
Deadline: 27 November 2015

Call for: Journalists and chief information officers interested in environmental journalism
Deadline: 30 November 2015 (23:00 CET)

Perhaps you would like to become a member organization and join this dynamic family? Don’t hesitate to write to: office(at)youthpress.org

Winter Academy | Germany, January 18-29, 2016

The Winter Academy on Intercultural Competence will be organized for the fourth time by InterCultur (the non-profit subsidiary of AFS Germany) and Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, in January. This unique 7 or 10 days training course is carried out in English and does not only impart theoretical frameworks regarding intercultural learning, but also practical competencies and knowledge, to enable participants to work as intercultural trainers themselves in the future.

When:  January 18‒29, 2016
Where: Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Costs:   EUR 1,250 (10-days-participation, including all course materials)
Requirements: University entrance certificate; intercultural knowledge or teaching/training experience

Please see the attachment for more information or visit http://winteracademy-bremen.org. Deadline for registrations is November 30, 2015.

Winter School on Federalism and Governance 2016

The Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism at the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Innsbruck announce their


The Winter School is a cross-border postgraduate programme located in the heart of the Alps under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The 2016 edition will focus on “CONFLICT AND COOPERATION IN FEDERAL SYSTEMS”

Deadline for applications: 25 October 2015

Please see the attached flyer for major details on the Winter School 2016. To apply and for further information, please visit: winterschool.eurac.edu

Our New Europe referendum

As Citizens for Europe, we are “Civil society actors supporting each other to create a participatory and democratic Europe”. What is a “participatory and democratic Europe”, for us, Citizens for Europe, and especially for those that are primarily concerned, the citizens all over Europe? What kind of Europe, of participation and democracy do these citizens want?

That’s exactly what the referendum “Our New Europe” would like to find out: All citizens of 51 European countries are invited - probably for the first time - to give their opinion on the future of our continent. If many Europeans all over Europe participate at this test on democracy, their vote might indeed show a way to a more participatory and democratic common Europe.

Make your voice heard in Europe!

Direct democracy is under threat by EU bureaucracy that does not care about the citizens. Now is our chance to fight for the survival of the European Citizens’ Initiative which allows you to have your voice heard and influence EU policy. We must mobilise now to call for a Europe not of financial markets and lobbyists but a Europe of the people.

So far all European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECI) have been blocked by excessive barriers or have received careless responses from the EU Commission. To help future ECIs have greater success we need an improvement of the EU regulation. The Commission, however, is not very keen on this. Please help to arouse their interest.

Please sign here: www.democracy-international.org/ecicampaign and forward this message to your colleagues and friends!


JEF International Seminar “Europe 2.0 – NOW!”
Strasbourg, France | 11 – 15 November 2015

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