Leaked documents on Commission workplan reveal: JEF project becoming European Commission priority?
A recently leaked draft document about the priorities of the Directorate Generals shows plans to set up a “Europe@School” programme. Does the name sound familiar to you? No wonder! It is one of the core grassroot activities of many of our sections and a key priority for JEF Europe. In fact, JEF Europe is going to celebrate the 20th birthday of the project – going back to the first implementation in JEF France – at our upcoming 25th European Congress in Paris this October.
“It is great to see that the European Commission has a close look at the activities of its grant beneficiaries and is picking up on what has been a successful programme. Civic education about Europe is more important than ever, and we are pleased to see the Commission has recognised the need for an increased focus on these activities with pupils. Just one small request: can we agree that nothing beats the original?”, jokes Simon Devos-Chernova. He continues: “Our organisation has a lot of other great ideas and initiatives for Europe: if you are already here, why not browse through our political programme for more inspiration?”
Europe@School, an established project of JEF Europe, works in close partnerships with local schools across Europe, offers a platform of practical material, has trained in 2018 alone 80 young trainers and multipliers on European level, and has informed more than 5000 students in school and has reached out to more than 10.000 young people through diverse informal open-air activities throughout Europe.
About JEF Europe
The Young European Federalists (JEF) Europe is a non-partisan youth NGO active with 13.000 members active in more than 30 countries. The organisation strives towards a federal Europe based on the principles of democracy and subsidiarity as well as respect for human rights. JEF promotes true European Citizenship, and works towards more active participation of young people in democratic life. While the umbrella organisation JEF Europe was founded in 1972, its sections have been operating continuously since the end of the Second World War, making it the oldest pro-European and only federalist youth organisation.