The XXIII European Congress of JEF will take place in Zurich between 23 October and 25 October 2013. The Congress is the supreme body of JEF and meets every two years. It is composed of delegates elected by JEF national sections. It defines the political direction of JEF and its policies in specific fields and elects a new Executive Bureau. During the Congress, the resolutions and the political platform of JEF will be discussed and voten upon, as well as the full membership of 2 candidate sections – JEF Poland and JEF Azerbaijan – will be decided by voting. 

At the European Congress 2015 the following positions will be directly elected:

President is the political head of the organisation representing it on the outside, developing and fostering political relations with heads of other organisations and politicians, organising the work of the Executive Board and giving political leadership to the rest of the organisation.

2 Vice-Presidents, both of which assist the President in her/his duties, act for the President in her/his absence, and, together with the SG and the President, represent the organisation externally. One VP is traditionally in charge of relations with the European Youth Forum.

4 Executive Board (EB) members are implementing policies and decisions taken by the FC and are in direct relations with the Secretariat for this matter. They are responsible for being in contact with national sections, developing projects and giving guidelines for their realisation and assuring their proper and successful implementation.

Treasurer is responsible for the financial matters of the organisation, including budgets for different projects prepared by the organisation.

All of the above mention mandate holders work as a team (the Executive Board) in assuring the smooth and successful work and representation of JEF.

In addition to the above mentioned positions the Congress also elects:

16 directly-elected Federal Committe (FC) members coming from different JEF sections are elected to represent the interest of JEF Europe and assist the EB in the running of the organisation. They can be elected to become member of the FC Presidium, chair of a political commission or a working group with the Federal Committee.

3 internal auditors as members of the Internal Auditor’s Committee and 5 members of the Arbitration Board.

For more information about the Congress and important documents, including the Statutes and Rules of Procedure, please click here.