|Consultation:||FYEG General Assembly 2018|
|Agenda item:||5 Plans|
Strategic Plan 2018-2020
The European project is currently undergoing one of its most critical tests.
Millions of young people are still paying a high price for the financial crisis.
Thousands are risking their lives and dying in the Mediterranean. Climate change
will soon not be reversible and will threaten all generations to come.
We, Young Greens, do not take this harsh reality lightly, and we refuse to be
We believe that Europe is where these problems can be solved. International
solidarity and collaboration is a necessity and a reality for young people; we
grew up with it. However, we see that we will need to fight for the better
future that was promised to every generation. As young people we need to
negotiate a better social contract. We need to demand a society where freedom of
movement is a reality, where citizens can effectively take part in shaping
decisions that affect them and where sharing our resources is the main tool for
the emancipation of everyone. On top of that, we need to demand a global
leadership that will make sure that one of the biggest shifts in society has to
happen in the near future: The shift to a zero-carbon society.
Our network of committed young people across Europe will work together with
partners, policy-makers and activists to actively come up and advocate for the
solutions necessary for a bright future for all. We see an important role to
play for the Federation of Young European Greens towards this effort:
- Strengthen Young Green organizations everywhere in Europe, to increase our
size and impact in society.
- Come up and promote solutions for the issues that our and future
generations are facing.
- Consolidate FYEG’s educational work, improve our organisational structures
and strengthen our partnerships.
Strengthen Young Green Organizations everywhere
To increase our size and impact in society
FYEG represents 50 000 young Europeans. Our Member Organisations, big and small,
play an important role in society, going beyond regular activism and politics to
political activism. We understand the importance of linking the movements in the
streets to the institutions, but also don’t hesitate to question both once in a
while. We all stand for progressive, outward looking, sustainable policies and
cooperate with organizations that work on the same topics.
To increase our impact, we want to continue sharing best practices in our MOs
and FYEG. How to recruit and manage an MO’s membership, how to organise engaging
activities, how to be a radical think tank.
In the next years we will focus on the following:
- Inter-organisational learning. Through an online platform and space during
our statutory meetings, we will increase the sharing of best practices,
manuals and resources of our MOs and FYEG.
- Organising activities specifically targeting staff and human resources
responsibles in our Member Organisations.
- Address discrimination within our own structures and develop practices
that enhance inclusion and foster diversity.
- Maintain a close relationship with CDNEE
- Encourage members of MOs that haven’t been present in FYEG’s ECs to
Come up with and promote solutions for the
issues that our and future generations are
FYEG organizes events where we analyse what is going on in Europe socially and
politically and how young people are affected by these developments. Our Member
Organisations on the ground do the same for their societies and make the link
towards Europe. Similar discussion are carried out in a structured manner in our
Working Groups which function as FYEG’s think tanks on specific topics. But they
also emerge spontaneously on the different communications platforms we use for
sharing and community building on a daily basis. They are important because they
enable us to further sharpen the ideology of our political movement. Embracing
the diversity and bringing everything together into one story of a better Europe
is what binds us and makes us a strong movement. Through these activities, we
can make sure that young people of different backgrounds have their voices
heard, learn about best practices from peers and imagine pan-European solutions
to issues affecting our daily lives.
In the next years, we will focus on the following:
1. Fostering our Working Groups and empowering them to come up with radical
ideas for Europe and to test them within our Member Organisations.
2. Organise education activities with clear radical political ideas as an
3. Facilitate more topical discussions on the policies and tools we need for a
better Europe, together with Member Organisations.
4. Promote our solutions online, through social media and give an important role
to the Ecosprinter for this.
5. Continue lobbying MEPs to fight for Young Green solutions
Consolidate FYEG’s educational work, improve our
organisation’s structures and strengthen our
Through our increase in office capacity and years of experience we have raised
our standards for our educational events to a high quality. We strongly believe
in non-formal education and want to strengthen our efforts here. To engage as
many young people as possible we will diversify our educational activities and
look for ways how to reach out beyond the limited number of participants at each
At the same time, we don’t want to stand still as an organization but continue
improving. Therefore we want to have a clear re-evaluation of our bodies and
structures after the European Parliament elections.
In the next years, we will focus on the following:
- Improve our non-formal education practices by setting up a Pool of
Trainers together with CDNEE.
- Ensure that our educational activities empower new leaders, making every
participant an actor for change who can share what they have learned and
empower others to share this as well.
- Look critically at the way FYEG functions and redefine our structures when
there is a need - in particular after the European elections.
- Strengthen our bonds with our Green partners and European youth
organisations with the aim of mainstreaming our political priorities as
much as possible.