JEF Finland is a member of JEF Europe that works together with its members to promote a democratic European federation as a guarantee for peace and towards a free, just and democratic society. JEF is a politically pluralist youth NGO with about 30,000 members in over 35 countries.
JEF Finland’s Vice-president Iida Laurila has been nominated for the Federal Committee and International Officer Hanna Kivimäki for the Executive Board.
“As a member section of JEF Europe, we always encourage our members to participate in the development of JEF by running for trustee positions. I am glad we have two extremely capable candidates, Iida and Hanna”, states Iiris Asunmaa, the President of JEF Finland, excitedly.
“Attending JEF-seminars has been a life-changing experience for me. After the Finnish parliamentary elections, European Parliament elections and Finland holding the ongoing presidency of the Council of the European Union, I don’t feel quite finished yet. I want to take my knowledge on advocacy, communications and the work in grassroot sections to European level, by becoming a part of JEF Europe’s Federal Committee”, summarizes Iida Laurila, a candidate for the Federal Committee of JEF Europe.
“I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to run for JEF Europe’s Executive Board. At a time when the meaning of the EU is under discussion and also under threat both within and from the outside. Due to the violations against the rule of law in Poland and Hungary and the tightening situation on our neighborhood regions, we as an NGO need to be determined to stand together. By uniting the members of JEF Europe and further developing a strong community of young Europeans, we can be a positive force within the EU”, says Hanna Kivimäki, a candidate for the Executive Board of JEF Europe.
“JEF Europe does active and relentless work towards a better Europe for youth. We are delighted that we can cooperate on the European level and enable international experiences that last for a lifetime”, concludes Iiris Asunmaa, President of JEF Finland.
JEF Europe’s congress is the highest decision-making body of the organization and convenes in Paris, France on 25-27 of October. JEF Finland has a delegation of 7 people that will be discussing the future of JEF Europe and the common vision for Europe that all members of JEF Europe share.
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