Board 2021, sashay away! Board 2022, shantay you stay!

After an intense year high in projects, actions and JEF spirit of all kinds, JEF Belgium is thrilled to convene its General Assembly 2022.

After one year of absence in face-to-face format, the GA is back in person and will take place on Thursday, 27 January at 6pm, in Brussels (38 rue Melsens 1000 Brussels, close to Saint-Catherine).

The outgoing 2021 board will present its activity report, we will elect the new board for 2022 and we will then celebrate altogether the new year and the new board.

JEF Belgium is therefore looking for young passionate Europeans to join the team in 2022. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced JEFer or a newbie, there is no specific requirements to apply to the board, apart from wanting to contribute to a better Europe and being willing to learn!

We are looking for candidates for the following positions:

  • President : presides over the board, leads strategically and represents the organization 

  • Secretary General : head organizer of the board, the right hand of the president, coordinates the board, organizes the board meetings and makes sure notes are taken, ensures an efficient task distribution between the board members and the follow-up of tasks 

  • Treasurer : head of finances, manages the budget, makes sure the organisation is financially sound, looks for funding opportunities and coordinates the grant application work, in close contact with the local sections regarding finances and membership   

  • International Officer : first contact person with JEF Europe, other national sections and other international partners, ensures JEF Belgium participation to European projects, represents JEF Belgium in international events, develops JEF Belgium’s cross-border networks 

  • Policy Officer : coordinates the political and advocacy work of the organisation in close cooperation with the president and the JEF Belgium Federal Committee, follows closely the political work at the JEF Europe level and ensures JEF Belgium’s contribution to it, represents JEF Belgium at the Federal Committee meetings of JEF Europe 

  • Communication Officer : manages the communication channels of JEF Belgium (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn & Twitter), ensures a good visibility of the organization online, develops an attractive and coherent visual identity of the organisation, creates new graphic designs and content in cooperation with other board members and local sections 

  • Local Sections Officer : main contact person for local sections, helps them in their development and capacity-building, report their needs and asks to the national board, organizes training and support them in their recruitment efforts in cooperation with other board members 

  • Executive Board Member : board member with no predefined portfolio, supports the board in its activities, depends on the person’s interests and skills 

  • Federal Committee Member : defines the general political orientation of the association, together with other Federal Committee members, the national board and local sections 

  • ? : we are never short of motivated people and of talents. You would like to apply for the board but you don’t find what’s for you in the aforementioned positions? Create your own! Do you have experience with WordPress? Become our Webmaster! Is there a project in particular you would like to do? Join us as a Project Officer! JEF is a laboratory for anything you would like to do and get better at.

Ready to embark on the JEF Belgium adventure? You can apply here!

You still have a lot of questions? We are organizing an info session on 13 January for you to meet us, learn more about JEF Belgium and the different positions, etc. More info coming soon…

Would like to attend the General Assembly as a simple member and take part in the voting process? Sign up here!

And also, don’t forget to check the Facebook event

In any case, whether as a member or candidate for a position, we hope to see you at our General Assembly on 27th January to close this amazing year and open a new one together.

Federalist hugs,
The JEF Belgium Board 2021

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JEF Belgium’s Training Days are Back!

After a year of absence in face-to-face format due to COVID, the JEF Belgium Training Days are back, in Charleroi!

You have surely heard the mythical legends about them. Let me assure you that this is an event you do not want to miss.

This year, we have doubled our efforts to offer you not just a training weekend but a whole training week with no less than 4 events to choose from (but why choose when you can just go to all of them, right?).

Check them out now and subscribe today!

L’Europe démocratique, ça se joue aussi au niveau national et local, au plus proche des citoyens. 👥 Quel est le rôle des parlementaires nationaux dans les grandes questions européennes et internationales ? Comment fonctionnent les institutions fédérales de notre pays ?

Le lundi 18 octobre dès 10h, nous te proposons une visite du parlement fédéral, suivie d’une session de brainstorming, et d’une rencontre avec Samuel Cogolati, député fédéral et vice-président de la Commission des Relations extérieures.

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You’re a JEFer, you consider yourself a federalist, but you still have trouble explaining to your muggle friends what it’s all about? ⚡ Or you’re not a JEFer yourself but you keep hearing that bunch of EU nerds dressed in green screaming Federazione Europea Subito at the top of their lungs and you want to finally understand what that F-word stands for? This online session is exactly what you need❗
Our Defence Against the Dark Arts of nationalism teacher will introduce you to federalism as a political system and discuss a series of questions that relate to federalist theory and practice. After this session, you will be an expert on federalism, able to convince even the most sceptical that a European federation is what is needed 😎
This workshop will take place online.
To receive the link for the event, register here  ➡

Have you ever dated a politician? 🤫 This event is your chance to have a special moment with them and ask them all your questions to see if they deserve your love/vote 🗳️💚

The concept is based on the format of speed-dating. The political representatives are placed in different “breakout rooms” on Zoom. Participants are divided into small groups and have 30-45 minutes with the political representative. Afterwards, we rotate so that each group of participants has the opportunity to exchange with each guest. The event is meant to be friendly, casual and non-formal so that participants can ask any questions they may have 🤔

 And last but not least… You know the drill! Every year, we invade a city in Belgium for a weekend-long Training Days event. This year, we’re going to the Black Country, Charleroi ! 🖤

You can look forward to:
🟢 A full weekend of workshops with a variety of guest speakers.
🔵 The space and time to shape and develop your own ideas.
🔴 Social/networking time, including a city tour of Charleroi.
🟡 Loads of JEF spirit to recharge your federalist batteries and feel inspired
For more information and the full agenda 👉
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