European Liberal Youth

European Liberal Youth (LYMEC)
Formation 1976 (1976)
Type Liberalism
Headquarters Rue d'Idalie 11, 6th floor, PO box2, 1050 Brussels
Denmark Sissel Kvist
Secretary general
Finland Danica Vihinen
Netherlands Marijn de Pagter
Parent organisation
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party

European Liberal Youth (Abbreviated as LYMEC) is an international organisation of liberal youth movements – mostly the youth wings of members of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party.

LYMEC holds full members status to the European Youth Forum (YFJ). It is the official youth wing of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party and holds separate votes in the statutory bodies of the ALDE Party.

Even though the organisation is now called European Liberal Youth, it is still known as LYMEC, which is the abbreviation of the name when the organisation was formed in 1976. It was then known as Liberal and Radical Youth Movement of the European Communities.

The current bureau was elected in Vienna in April 2016 and consists of:

The LYMEC office is run by the Secretary General. The position is currently held by Finland Danica Vihinen.

Member organisations

Organisation Country Mother party Type Status
Young Liberals of Andorra (Joventut Liberal d'Andorra, JLA) Andorra PLA Youth Full member
Armenian National Movement Youth Association (ANMYA) Armenia ANM Youth Full member
JUNOS – Young liberal NEOS (JUNOS – Junge liberale NEOS) Austria NEOS Youth Full member
Musavat Youth Organization Azerbaijan Musavat Youth Associate
Civil Forum (Gramadzianski Forum) Belarus PFP
(formerly UCP)
Youth Full member
Young VLD (Jong VLD) Belgium (Flanders) VLD Youth Full member
Federation of Liberal Students (Fédération des Etudiants Libéraux, FEL) Belgium (Wallonia) Students Full member
Youth of MR (Jeunes du MR) Belgium (Wallonia) MR Youth Full member
Young Liberals of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mladi Liberali Bosne i Hercegovine, MLBiH) Bosnia and Herzegovina Youth Full member
Liberal Youth Assembly of the National Movement Simeon the Second Bulgaria NDSV Youth Full member
Youth of NMSP Bulgaria NDSV Youth Associate
Youth Movement for Rights and Freedom (YMRF, Mladejko dvijeni za prav i svobodi) Bulgaria DPS Youth Full member
Young Croatian Liberals (Mladi hrvatski liberali, MHL) Croatia HSLS Youth Full member
Croatian People's Party Youth (Mladi Hrvatske Narodne Stranke – Liberalni Demokrati, mHNS) Croatia HNS Youth Full member
Istrian Democratic Youth (IDY) Croatia (Istria) IDS Youth Full member
Radical Youth (Radikal Ungdom, RU) Denmark RV Youth Full member
Venstres Ungdom (VU) Denmark V Youth Full member
Estonian Centre Party Youth (Eesti Keskerakonna Noortekogu, YAECP) Estonia K Youth Full member
Estonian Reform Party Youth (ERPY) Estonia RE Youth Full member
Centre Party Students (Keskustan Opiskelijaliitto, KOL) Finland KESK Students Full member
Finnish Centre Youth (Suomen Keskustanuoret, FCY) Finland KESK Youth Full member
Swedish Youth (Svensk Ungdom, SU) Finland SFP Youth Full member
Young Radicals of the Left[1] France RG Youth Other
Young Republicans (Georgia) Georgia RP Youth Associate
Federal Association of Liberal Students Groups (Bundesverband Liberaler Hochschulgruppen, LHG) Germany FDP Students Full member
Young Liberals (Junge Liberale, JuLis) Germany FDP Youth Full member
Gibraltar Liberal Youth (GLY) Gibraltar GLP Youth Full member
Ógra Fianna Fáil Ireland FF Youth Full Member
Youth of Italy of Values (Giovani dell'Italia dei Valori, GIV) Italy IdV Youth Full member
Italian Liberal Youth (Gioventù Liberale Italiana, GLI) Italy PLI Youth Full member
Lithuanian Liberal Youth (Lietuvos Liberalus Jaunimas, LLJ) Lithuania Youth Full member
Liberal Centre Youth (Jaunųjų liberalcentristų aljansas, JLA) Lithuania LiCS Youth Applicant
Liberal-Democratic Youth (Liberalno-Demokratska Mladina, LiDeM) Macedonia LDP Youth Full member
Liberal youth of Montenegro (Mladi Liberali Crne Gore, MLCG) Montenegro LPCG Youth Applicant
Liberal Party Youth Organization Republic of Moldova PL Youth Other
Young Democrats (Jonge Democraten, JD) Netherlands D66 Youth Full member
Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy (Jongeren Organisatie Vrijheid & Democratie, JOVD) Netherlands VVD Youth Full member
Young Liberals of Norway (Norges Unge Venstre, NUV) Norway V Youth Full member
Norwegian Liberal Students (Norges Liberale Studentforbund, NLSF) Norway V Students Observer
Project: Poland Association (Stowarzyszenie Projekt: Polska, P:P) Poland Youth Full member
Liberal Student Clubs (Cluburile Studenţeşti Liberale, CSL) Romania PNL Students Full member
National Liberal Youth (Tineretul National Liberal, TNL) Romania PNL Youth Full member
Liberal Democratic Party Youth (mLDP) Serbia LDP Youth Full member
Young Liberals (Mladi Liberali) Slovakia Youth Full member
Young Liberal Democracy (Mlada Liberalna Demokracija, MLD) Slovenia LDS Youth Full member
Active Zares (Zares aktivni ) Slovenia Zares Youth Full member
Young Nationalists of Catalonia (Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya, JNC) Spain PDECAT Youth Full member
Centre Party Students (Centerstudenter, CS) Sweden C Students Full member
Centre Party Youth (Centerpartiets ungdomsförbund, CUF) Sweden C Youth Full member
Liberal Youth of Sweden (Liberala ungdomsförbundet, LUF) Sweden FP Youth Full member
Young Liberals of Switzerland (Jungfreisinnige Schweiz, JFS) Switzerland FDP Youth Full member
European Youth of Ukraine (Європейська молодь України, EMU) Ukraine Youth Full member
Alliance Youth United Kingdom APNI Youth Associate
Liberal Youth United Kingdom LD Youth Full member

See also


  1. : 19 November 2013 – 10:23 (19 November 2013). "The time is now for young liberals as LYMEC holds pre-election Congress in Bucharest". Retrieved 2014-06-28.
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