Young Socialists (Netherlands)

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Young Socialists in the PvdA
Jonge Socialisten in de PvdA (JS)
Chairperson Lieke Kuiper
Vice-Chairperson Joost Westland
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ideology Social democracy
International affiliation International Union of Socialist Youth
European affiliation Young European Socialists
Website
js.nl

The Young Socialists in the PvdA (Dutch: Jonge Socialisten in de PvdA, JS) is a Dutch social-democratic youth organisation. The JS is a politically independent organisation, but is affiliated with the Labour Party (PvdA). Members must be between 12 and 28 years old. Members are not required to be a member of the Labour Party.

JS used to be a democratic socialist organisation that promotes the full participation of young people in society. Since 2007 however, the JS has adapted social democracy as their ideology, calling for "a peaceful and just world with happy and committed people."

The JS has a very diverse and active memberbase and is entirely run by young people. They organise trainings on different topics ranging from intercultural learning, European integration, human rights, theater, etc. They have debates, public awareness campaigns and excursions and also publish their own magazine, called Lava.

JS is a member organisation of International Union of Socialist Youth and Young European Socialists.

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