Young Democrats for Europe

2014 Congress in Bilbao


Our 2014 Congress will take place in Bilbao from 26 to 28 September. This Congress will be organised by our member organisation in the Basque Country: Euzko Gaztedi Indarra. This weekend will finish by the Alderdi Eguna (Day of the EAJ-PNV) in Foronda. For more detailed and updated information, check the event webpage.


Brussels Council in July’14


A month and half after the European elections, YDE Council members gathered in Brussels on the 9th of July to analyse the outcomes of these elections and prepare the next YDE Congress this fall. This event allowed YDE to welcome new delegates from Germany and Croatia. UDI Jeunes (France – Youth movement of Union des Démocrates et Indépendants) also joins YDE.


Statement on the Constitutional amendment adopted in Slovakia


Young Democrats for Europe support their Slovak member organisation Mladí Európania and its strong disagreement with the constitutional changes approved 2 weeks ago in Slovakia. On the 4th of June 2014, the National Council adopted the Constitutional Act, which defines marriage as “a unique bundle of one man and one woman”. YDE believe in freedom and democracy and express our total solidarity to the youngsters fighting for the respect of the human rights. YDE consider […]


Bratislava: last Council before the elections

Bratislava Council

A month before the European elections, the Young Democrats for Europe delegates gathered in Bratislava for a council meeting – the last before May the 25th. They also participated in an IED conference on the risk of populism in Europe; some speakers being amongst our members. Populism in France, Italy and Romania – amongst others – were discussed. Our council was hosted by our council member and EDP candidate in Slovakia, Miroslava Demkova.


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 […]


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)


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