Young Conservatives (Czech Republic)
|International Secretary||Lukáš Vítek|
|Founded||8 December 1991|
|Headquarters||Zborovská 42, Prague 5, Prague|
|National affiliation||Civic Democratic Party (Czech Republic)|
European Young Conservatives (EYC) |
European Democrat Students (EDS)
International Young Democrat Union (IYDU)
Democrat Youth Community of Europe (DEMYC)
The Young Conservatives (Czech Republic) (Czech: Mladí konzervativci) is a political youth organisation in the Czech Republic. It is the youth wing of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), a centre-right political party, and shares that party's conservative and economically liberal ideology.
Young people within the age from 15 to 35 apply for a membership in the MK. Several significant politicians from the ODS party started as members of Young Conservatives, including Jan Zahradil, Jiří Pospíšil, Petr Sokol, Martin Baxa, Petr Gandalovič, Ivan Langer, Martin Novotný, and Pavel Drobil. Former Chairman of Young Conservatives Petr Mach went on to found a new right-wing political party, the Party of Free Citizens. Current Chairman of Young Conservatives is Jiří Fremr, who is in the office since 2008.
The founding congress was held on 8 December 1991 as a result of previous preparations through Charter of Young Conservatives by a group of students at the University of Technology in Brno and Law Students' Association "Všehrd" from Faculty of Law at the Charles University. First Chairman of the Young Conservatives we elected David Částek.
Original ideological course of the Young Conservatives was given by the Charter of Young Conservatives following basic conservative principles: Democracy, Nationhood, Rule of Law, Liberty, Free Market, Tradition, Private Ownership, Family and Morality. Through its history Young Conservatives were closely cooperating with the Civic Democratic Party (ODS). Organization defines its approach towards the European Union as Eurorealistic or Euroskeptic.
The Young Conservatives organize wide range of events from meetings with local or national politicians to elections campaigns and international events. The most significant events since 1991 are listed below:
Below are listed as follows Chairmen of the Young Conservatives.
|1st||David Částek||1991 – 1993|
|2nd||Michal Špaňár||1993 – 1997|
|4th||David Rýc||1997 – 2001|
|5th||Petr Sokol||2001 – 2007|
|6th||Jiří Klindera||2007 – 2008|
|7th||Jiří Fremr||2008 –|
- "Politické strany lákají nové členy různě. Zájem o vstup ale klesá". Czech Radio (in Czech). 9 September 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
- "Šéf mladých konzervativců prý zbil řidiče". Lidové noviny (in Czech). 15 August 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
- (in Czech) Young Conservatives Official Website
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