International Federation of Liberal Youth
|International Federation of Liberal Youth|
|President||Pauline Kastermans (JD)|
|Treasurer||Danylo Korbabicz (YLC)|
|Secretary General||Tone Bjørndal (NUV)|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|International affiliation||Liberal International|
|European affiliation||European Youth Forum|
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The International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) is an international liberal youth organization. It consists of a global membership of national youth organizations. These are often but not exclusively affiliated with political parties that are members of Liberal International.
IFLRY holds full member status to Liberal International and the European Youth Forum (YFJ) which operates within the Council of Europe and European Union areas and works closely with both these bodies. Since 2014 IFLRY has held special consultative status to ECOSOC. IFLRY also holds observer status to UNFCCC, and has sent delegations to COP since COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009.
IFLRY continues the tradition of two predecessors. The first was the World Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth (WFLRY), founded in 1947 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. WFLRY aimed to be a global organization, but mostly had active members in Europe. This led in 1969 to the separate forming of the European Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth (EFLRY). WFLRY was dissolved in 1978.
In 1979, at the EFLRY 6th Congress in Silkeborg, Denmark, EFLRY renamed itself IFLRY International Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth. This marked the start of a global expansion of the organization. The 6th Congress is thus recognized as the founding congress of IFLRY.
In 2001, the organization was renamed into IFLRY – International Federation of Liberal Youth.
IFLRY's highest body is the General Assembly, which meets at least every year. It adopts IFLRY's political platform, the Manifesto, and decides about IFLRY's activities. These are stated in a two-year Programme of Action. The General Assembly also decides on the federation's policies by adopting resolutions. Furthermore, the General Assembly elects the Bureau and decides upon the budget.
The Executive Committee is composed of one representative from each member organisation and the Bureau. It meets twice a year and takes all policy decisions within the framework of the General Assembly's resolutions.
The IFLRY Bureau consists of a President, a Secretary General, a Treasurer and four Vice-Presidents. The Bureau has the responsibility for IFLRY's day-to-day management and is elected every two years. The IFLRY Bureau appoints an Executive Director who runs the IFLRY secretariat in London.
- Pauline Kastermans (JD, ), President
- Tone Bjørndal (NUV, ), Secretary General
- Robert Landheer (JD, ), Treasurer
- Sven Gerst (JuLis, ), Vice President
- Ahmad Al Rachwani (Future Youth, ), Vice President
- Nickolas Pagonakis (RU, ), Vice President
- Anders Rehnberg (LUF, ), Vice President
Regional board members:
A major part of the activities within IFLRY are organized through various programmes. These are the current IFLRY programmes:
- Belarus & Ukraine
- Climate Change
- Gender Equality
- Free Trade
- Human Rights
- Latin America
- Pool of Trainers
Leadership of IFLRY
|European Liberal Youth (LYMEC)||Europe|
|Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD Youth)||Asia|
|Arab Youth Union for Freedom and Democracy (AYUFD)||MENA|
|Cairo Liberal Forum||Egypt||Candidate member|
|Coordination des Eleves et Etudiants Patriotes (CEEP)||Senegal||Candidate member|
|Democratic Alliance Youth||South Africa||Candidate member|
|Egyptian Centre for Public Policy Studies||Egypt||Full member|
|Free Egyptian Youth (FEP)||Egypt||Observer member|
|Mouvement des Jeunesses Travaillistes||Senegal||Full member|
|Rassemblement es Jeunes Republicains||Ivory Coast||Full member|
|Union des Jeunesses Travaillistes et Libérales||Senegal||Full member|
|Young Independents of Ghana (YIG)||Ghana||Observer member|
|Youth & Future Association (AJA)||Morocco||Full member|
|Centro de Analasis para Politicas Publicas (CAPP)||Dominican Republic||Observer member|
|Juventud Liberal Radical Auténtica||Paraguay||Full member|
|Juventud Liberal de Honduras||Honduras||Full member|
|Juventud Libertaria||Costa Rica||Candidate member|
|Political Institute for Freedom (Instituto Politico para la Libertad)||Peru||Full member|
|Unión Colombiana de Jóvenes Demócratas||Colombia||Full member|
|Young Democrats of America (YDA)||United States||Full member|
|Young Liberals of Canada||Canada||Full member|
|Free Thought Forum (FTF)||Jordan||Candidate member|
|Future Youth||Lebanon||Full member|
|Institute for Democracy and Leadership||Sri Lanka||Full member|
|National Liberal Party Youth||Lebanon||Candidate member|
|Youth Initiative||Nepal||Full member|
|3H Movement||Turkey||Full member|
|Centre Party Youth (Centerpartiets ungdomsförbund, CUF)||Sweden||Full member|
|Civil Forum (Gramadyanski Forum)||Belarus||Full member|
|Croatian People's Party Youth (Mladi Hrvatske Narodne Stranke, CPPY)||Croatia||Full member|
|DALGA Youth Movement||Azerbaijan||Full member|
|Estonian Centre Party Youth (Eesti Keskerakonna Noortekogu, YAECP)||Estonia||Full member|
|European Youth of Ukraine||Ukraine||Full member|
|Finnish Centre Youth (Suomen Keskustanuoret, FCY)||Finland||Full member|
|Gibraltar Liberal Youth (GLY)||Gibraltar||Full member|
|Istrian Democratic Youth||Croatia||Full member|
|Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya (Young Nationalists of Catalonia, JNC)||Spain||Full member|
|JUNOS – Young liberal NEOS (JUNOS – Junge liberale NEOS)||Austria||Full member|
|Liberal Alliances Ungdom (LAU)||Denmark||Observer member|
|Liberal Democratic League of Ukraine (LDLU)||Ukraine||Candidate member|
|Liberal Democratic Youth of Macedonia (Liberalno-Demokratska Mladina Macedonia, LiDeM)||Macedonia||Full member|
|Liberal Youth||United Kingdom||Full member|
|Liberal Youth Association of Hungary||Hungary||Candidate member|
|Liberal Youth of Moldova||Moldova||Full member|
|Liberal Youth of Sweden (Liberala ungdomsförbundet, LUF)||Sweden||Full member|
|Lithuanian Liberal Youth (Lietuvos Liberalus Jaunimas, LLJ)||Lithuania||Full member|
|Mladejko dvijeni za prav i svobodi (YMRF)||Bulgaria||Full member|
|Musavat Youth Organization||Azerbaijan||Candidate member|
|Norwegian Liberal Students (Norges Liberale Studentforbund, NLSF)||Norway||Full member|
|Social Liberal Youth of Denmark (Radikal Ungdom, RU)||Denmark||Full member|
|Swedish Youth (Svensk Ungdom, SU)||Finland||Full member|
|Yabloko Youth||Russia||Candidate member|
|Young Democrats (Jonge Democraten, JD)||Netherlands||Full member|
|Young Liberal Democracy (Mladi Liberalna Demokracija, MLD)||Slovenia||Full member|
|Young Liberals (Junge Liberale, JuLis)||Germany||Full member|
|Young Liberals (Switzerland) (Jungfreisinnige Schweiz, JFS / Jeunes Libéraux Radicaux Suisses, JLRS)||Switzerland||Full member|
|Young Liberals of Andorra (Joventut Liberal d'Andorra, LDRS)||Andorra||Full member|
|Young Liberals of Montenegro||Montenegro||Full member|
|Young Liberals of Norway (Norges Unge Venstre, NUV)||Norway||Full member|
|Young Radicals of the Left (Jeunes Radicaux de Gauche, JRG)||France||Full member|
|Young Republicans||Georgia||Candidate member|
|Youth Congress (ANC Youth)||Armenia||Full member|
|Youth Forum of Nasha Stranka||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Candidate member|
|Youth of the Left (Venstres Ungdom, VU)||Denmark||Full member|
|Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy (Jongeren Organisatie Vrijheid en Democratie, JOVD)||Netherlands||Full member|
No national member organizations at the moment.
- Liberalism worldwide
- List of liberal parties
- LYMEC, the European Liberal Youth, related to the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party
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