Federation of Young European Greens

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Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG)
Logo of the Federation of Young European Greens
Formation 1988 (1988)
Type Green politics, Political ecology, Alter-globalization
Headquarters 31 Rue Wiertz, Brussels B-1050, Belgium
Laura Carlier and Teo Comet[1]
Secertary General
Shenna Sanchez[2]
Parent organization
European Green Party
Affiliations Global Young Greens
Website www.fyeg.org
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Sunflower symbol

The Federation of Young European Greens is an umbrella organization that gathers young green movements and organizations across Europe. FYEG's aim is to defend climate and social justice on the European level. Since 2007, FYEG is the European Green Party's youth wing.

FYEG brings together 34 member organisations (MO), two partner organisations and three partners (GEF, CDN, GYG, Green Academy). It also holds a full membership to the European Youth Forum (EYF) which operates within the Council of Europe and European Union areas and works closely with both these bodies.


The Federation of Young European Greens was created in 1988. Gerard Onesta was one of the founding members. The idea of a European federation was bought up in Strasbourg in 1988 by French, Belgian, Luxemburgish and German young members from Green parties.

In 2002, during a FYEG General Assembly in Belgrade, Cooperation and Development network (CDN) was founded. Its goal is to develop and support green youth organisations in Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

From then on, FYEG became more political and strengthened its links with the European Green Party (EGP) and European Youth Fourm (EYF). In 2007, it became EGP's official youth wing and therefore has voting rights in EGP's organs.

In 2009, FYEG launched its first internal European campaign in order to promote young candidates at the European elections. Three MEPs (among the youngest at the EP) were elected: Ska Keller, Jan Philipp Albrecht and Karima Delli.

During the 2014 elections, they also promoted young candidates especially Ska Keller who became FYEG's nominee for the Green Primary. Among the candidates they promoted, Terry Reintke and Linnéa Engström and Ernest Urtasun (former FYEG co-spokesperson) were elected in 2014 as MEPs.


General Assembly (GA)[edit]

The General Assembly (GA) is the highest decision-making body of FYEG. All full member organisations have two votes in the GA, candidate member organisations have one vote and observer (partner) organisations can send observers.

The General Assembly is held yearly in a different country. It is during the General Assembly that members of the different structures are elected.

Executive Committee (EC)[edit]

The executive committee is the second highest decision-making body in FYEG. It handles the management of the federation on a day-to-day basis. The EC is composed of 8 members. Within the EC, there are two co-spokespersons and a treasurer. The EC members are elected for one year and can renew their mandates three times.

Finance Control Committee (FCC)[edit]

The FCC's tasks include a yearly meeting, dedicated to checking FYEG's finances. A written report of this meeting must be submitted to the EC, thereby providing an internal audit and the presentation of this yearly report to the delegates at the GA.

Members of the FCC are elected for two years by the GA.

Advisory Committee (AC)[edit]

The advisory Committee follows the functioning of the EC and personnel and they assist in conflict resolution between EC members and/or personnel. These are usually former EC members or people who were involved in FYEG. The Advisory Committee ensures the transfer of knowledge within FYEG and acts as a conflict resolution body. It is elected for two years at the GA and is composed of 5 members. Action by the AC is taken only upon request by EC members of other bodies of FYEG. They are elected for two years by the GA.

Working groups[edit]

The Working groups are a place for our activists to meet, debate topics and develop campaigns and ideas. They are in charge of building and communicating positions internally and externally with the approval of the EC. Each working group consist of at least 5 people from 5 different MOs.

Office staff[edit]

The office staff has at least one Secretary General (elected for two years by the General Assembly) and a Project Assistant. The Sec Gen is responsible of the daily management of FYEG regarding finances, co-ordination of the office, fund-raising, representation, reporting, networking and legal representation. The Project Assistant is in charge of project management, organisation of FYEG events and giving and administrative support to the SecGen.



Country or Region Name (original language) Name (translation) Status
 Albania Rinia e Gjelbër e Shqipërisë Young Greens of Albania Member
 Austria Plattform Grünalternativer Jugendorganisationen Platform of Green-Alternative Youth Organisations Member
 Austria Junge Grüne Young Greens Member
 Belgium (Flanders) Jong Groen Young Green Member
 Belgium (Francophone) EcoloJ Member
 Bulgaria Зелена партия Младежки клуб Green Party Youth Club Member
 Catalonia Joves d'Esquerra Verda Youth of the Green Left Member
 Cyprus Νεολαία Οικολόγων Cyprus Young Greens Member
 Czech Republic Mladí zelení Young Greens Member
Young Greens of England and Wales Member
 Finland Vihreiden nuorten ja opiskelijoiden liitto Green Youth and Students League Member
 France Jeunes Écologistes Young Ecologists Member
 Germany Grüne Jugend Green Youth Member
 Hungary ZöFi (Zöld Fiatalok) Hungarian Young Greens Member
 Ireland Óige Ghlas Young Greens Member
 Luxembourg Déi Jonk Gréng Young Greens Member
 Macedonia The Ecologists' Movement of Macedonia - Youth Member
 Malta Alternattiva Demokratika Zghazagh Youth of the Democratic Alternative Member
 Netherlands DWARS Contrary Member
 Norway Grønn Ungdom Green Youth Member
 Poland Ostra Zieleń Young Greens and Finance Experts of Poland Member
 Portugal Ecolojovem Ecolo youth Member
 Scotland Young Greens Member
 Serbia Zelena Omladina Young Greens Member
  Switzerland Junge Grüne Schweiz
Jeunes Vert-e-s Suisses
Giovani Verdi Svizzera
Young Greens Switzerland Member
 Ukraine Zelena Molod Ukrainy Green Youth of Ukraine Member
 Andorra Joventut d'Esquerra Verda Youth of the Green Left Candidate
 Greece Νέοι Πράσινοι Young Greens Member
 Italy Giovani Verdi Young Greens Member
 Romania Asociatia VERZII Association of Greens Member
 Spain Red EQUO Joven Network EQUO Young Member
 Turkey Genç Yeşiller Young Greens Member
 Sweden Grön Ungdom Green Youth Member
 Georgia Georgian Young Greens Georgian Young Greens Member
Eastern Europe[where?] Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe Observer
Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg Valencia Joves amb Iniciativa Youth with Initiative Observer


  1. ^ http://www.fyeg.org/main/index.php/about-fyeg/executive-committee
  2. ^ http://www.fyeg.org/main/index.php/about-fyeg/executive-committee
  3. ^ "Member Organizations". Federation of Young European Greens. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 

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