Our motion aims at interlinking FYEG and GYG more effectively. We are convinced that the presence and presentation of candidates to the GYG Steering, Oversight and Congress Committee at GAs can be a big step in order to reach this goal, because of the following reasons:
1) Many FYEG members do not know of GYG's existence or its activities. By electing important European GYG positions at GAs a lot more persons will take notice than one can reach via other tools with proportionate effort. Being present at GAs the GYG candidates have the possibility of presenting GYG and informing about possibilities to join its activities.
2) GYG could experience a boost in professionalism as more experienced Young Greens join the cause. This also leads to a decrease of the risk of GYG "falling back to sleep", as well as GYG representatives "burning out", as happened in previous years.
3) Positive feedback from GYG's side (Steering Committee & Structures and Procedures Working Group) apart from the fear that regions facing corruption accusations might want to implement the same procedure and that the dominating role of Europe might increase. We as Grüne Jugend as well saw and debated those risks, but came to the conclusion that the advantages and positive effects of this voting reform outweigh them significantly. In addition, we think that the new-founded GYG Oversight Committee is going to find ways of preventing an increase in corruption influence.
If passed, this new voting regulation would apply to the reelection of the Steering Committee in 2020 (election period 3 years), the Oversight Commitee in 2020 (no defined election period, suggested period: 2 years) and a to-be-introduced Congress Committee (election time: 3 years before each congress, very probably GYG is going to organise those elections by themselves though), which is going to fit into the definition of an "elected committee". However, in agreement with the GYG-SC, Grüne Jugend would propose an early reelection of the SC at 2019's GA.
We think, that in order to really reach the goal of making GYG present and visible at FYEG-GAs, it should be possible for all GYG candidates to come to the GA, regardless of their financial capacities. Therefore we think it is justified that FYEG reimburses their travel costs.