Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy

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Jongeren Organisatie Vrijheid en Democratie
Founded 1949
Headquarters Herengracht 38b, The Hague, The Netherlands
Ideology Liberalism,
Classic liberalism
Mother party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
International affiliation European Liberal Youth,
International Federation of Liberal Youth
Website http://www.jovd.nl

The Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy (Dutch: Jongeren Organisatie Vrijheid en Democratie, JOVD) is one of the oldest political youth organisations in the Netherlands. It is a liberal organisation for people aged between fourteen and thirty one. Current President is Christiaan Kwint.

JOVD has a contract of cooperation with People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

The organisation is responsible for having trained many staatssecretarissen and well known members of the House of Representatives. For example, Mark Rutte, Leader of the VVD and Prime Minister of the Netherlands was JOVD chairman from 1988 to 1991.

JOVD publishes the political magazine Driemaster for its members and stakeholders.

JOVD is a member of both the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) and International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY).

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