European Liberal Youth

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European Liberal Youth
Chairperson logo
Antoaneta Asenova
Lymec logo.jpg
Basic data
Art Youth organization
Alignment liberalism
Establishment date 1976 (as Liberal and Radical Youth Movement of the European Community )
Chairperson Antoaneta Asenova
Deputy Dan-Aria Sucuri
Treasurer Marten Porte
Secretary General Balint Gyevai
address Rue d'Idalie 11, 6th floor, bt 2 - 1050 Brussels
Members approx. 200,000
(as of January 2016)
structure 47 member associations
Youth organization of Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Memberships IFLRY , European Youth Forum

The European Liberal Youth ( LYMEC , German European Liberal Youth ) is an amalgamation of liberal youth associations in Europe and at the same time the youth organization of the ALDE . The abbreviation LYMEC goes back to the origins of the organization in the 1970s, when people still be " L iberal and Radical Y outh M ovement of the E uropean C called ommunity." LYMEC's ​​head office is in Brussels .


Founded in 1976 as the Liberal and Radical Youth Movement of the European Community (LYMEC) , the name was changed into the Liberal and Radical Youth Movement of the European at an Executive Committee meeting in Gummersbach in July 1994 due to the establishment of the European Union by the Maastricht Treaty Union renamed, but the abbreviation was retained. The latter retained its name even after it was renamed European Liberal Youth in 2002 through an extraordinary congress in Andorra.


The international umbrella organization of LYMEC is the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY). Regional subdivisions are the Initiative of South East European Liberals (ISEEL), the Liberal Youth of the Baltic Sea (LYBS) and Nordens Liberale og Radical Ungdom (NLRU). Like the Young Socialists , LYMEC not only accepts national youth organizations, but also natural persons in the so-called Individual Member Section (IMS) and thus tries to take the first steps towards developing a Europe-wide liberal organizational structure. German members are the Young Liberals (JuLis) and the Federal Association of Liberal University Groups (LHG) as well as several private individuals, who mostly also belong to the JuLis and / or the LHG. The member associations of LYMEC are still the JUNOS in Austria and the young liberals in Switzerland.

LYMEC organizes congresses, seminars and demonstrations across Europe to draw attention to the interests and suggestions of young liberals for a federal and liberal European Union and has thus developed into a strong representative of young liberal interests in Brussels despite its relatively young history. In the present, the association is primarily concerned with the issues of intergenerational justice and civil rights. Campaigns were carried out on the galloping national debt as well as on the threat of network closures at European level.

The highest association body is the congress, which meets twice a year.

LYMEC is an organization under Belgian association law.

See also

Web links

Commons : European Liberal Youth  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence