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Profile of registrant

Young European Federalists | Jeunes Européens Fédéralistes

Identification number in the register: 22158552884-38
Registration date: 23/12/09 09:58:32

The information on this organisation was last modified on 19/12/14 18:55:57
The date of the last annual update was 19/12/14 18:55:57

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Young European Federalists | Jeunes Européens Fédéralistes
Acronym: JEF
Legal status: AISBL
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Ioan Bucuras
Position: Secretary-General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Pauline Gessant
Position: President

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 25 Square de Meeûs 
Telephone number: (+32) 2 512 00 53
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: MISSION
The goal of JEF is the creation of a democratic European federation as a crucial ingredient for peace, a guarantee for a more free, just and democratic society and a first step towards a world federation.

JEF promotes true European citizenship, works for the widening and deepening of the EU and strives for a more just and integrated society on the European continent. JEF is independent from all political parties and ideologies and pursues its objectives autonomously. Even though JEF will not identify with any of them, the organisation can participate in the exchange of opinions and experiences with other political movements, European, national and local institutions and associations, as well as the general public. JEF is not interested in the direct management of political power.

JEF aims at developing a better understanding of European Federalism and advancing the implementation of the federal ideals. JEF concentrates its action on the achievement of international democracy through respect for federal principles in Europe and beyond. JEF seeks to spread the idea of European Federalism which can be generally described as the attachment to a complex and balanced system of supranational governance that tries to guarantee the highest standards of democracy and transparency, combined with effective decision-making bodies which deliver at the appropriate level tangible solutions to societal problems. In short, a healthy mix between democracy and efficiency is thus central to Federalist philosophy. JEF communicates European Federalism as a message of European brotherhood that rests on the following five pillars: (1) democracy and participation, (2) subsidiarity, (3) autonomy and division of competences, (4) peace, the rule of law and human rights and (5) unity in diversity. JEF thus campaigns for a new European Union that is able to rise to the cross-border challenges of our interconnected societies.

JEF aims to spread its ideas by the following means:
i)The coordination of its local, regional, national and European bodies and the inclusion of its members in the work of the association;
ii)The development of the contacts and exchanges between European youth;
iii)The regular organisation of campaigns, projects, study-seminars, trainings and educational courses in the field of European affairs;
iv)The issuance of press releases and the publication of magazines, on-line or in paper version, in order to voice the opinion of the European youth;
v)The organisation of meetings, activities and street actions to raise awareness of European affairs among the general public;
vi)The advocacy of its objectives towards both public and private organisations.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 70
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Federico Guerrieri 08/05/14 06/05/15
Ioan Bucuras 26/08/14 20/08/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

JEF lobbies for the creation of a democratic European federation, for a more democratic, legitimate, transparent and efficient European Union, a greater inclusion of European citizens in the decision-making process of the EU and the promotion of peace, democracy, human rights and basic freedoms in Europe and worldwide.

To these ends, JEF concentrates its lobbying activities in the following three fields: I. Federal Philosophy and Principles, II. Federal Institutions and III. Federal Policies. On the basis of its own policies, JEF communicates its solutions in these three fields towards both public and private organisations in response to the Citizens’ concerns regarding the world’s environmental, economic, social and security challenges. JEF demonstrates in its advocacy work why we need a stronger Europe and how this Europe can be built.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 30,000
Number of member organisations: 31
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • JEF-Albania (500 members)
  • JEF-Austria (5,000 members)
  • JEF-Belgium (800 members)
  • JEF-Bulgaria (200 members)
  • JEF-Croatia (100 members)
  • JEF-Denmark (950 members)
  • JEF-Finland (2,300 members)
  • JEF-France (3,900 members)
  • JEF-Germany (6,200 members)
  • JEF-Greece (900 members)
  • JEF-Hungary (150 members)
  • JEF-Italy (2,400 members)
  • JEF-Kosovo (150 members)
  • JEF-Latvia (300 members)
  • JEF-Lithuania (250 members)
  • JEF-Macedonia (150 members)
  • JEF-Malta (400 members)
  • JEF-Moldova (150 members)
  • JEF-Norway (2,300 members)
  • JEF-Portugal (150 members)
  • JEF-Romania (200 members)
  • JEF-Serbia (250 members)
  • JEF-Slovakia (350 members)
  • JEF-Spain (250 members)
  • JEF-Sweden (500 members)
  • JEF-Switzerland (650 members)
  • JEF-UK (200 members)
  • JEF-Czech Republic (150 members)
  • JEF-Netherlands (50 members)
  • JEF-Armenia (100 members)
  • JEF-Turkey (500 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

JEF is one of the founding members of the European Youth Forum (YFJ), a member organisation of the European Movement International (EMI) and the youth organisation of the Union of European Federalists (UEF).

JEF co-operates with other organisations such as the Party Political Youth Organisations (PPYOs) without being a member or party-politically affiliated with any of them.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 12/2014
Total budget: 164,434
of which public financing: 115,950
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 50,000
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources: 0
European Youth Foundation of CoE : 65,950
European Parliament : 0
from other sources: 48,484
- donations: 3,250
- contributions from members: 22,000
statutory meetings fees : 3,434
Participation fees : 7,700
Private Institutions : 12,100
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

As mentioned in our activities JEF lobbies for the creation of a democratic European federation, for a more democratic, legitimate, transparent and efficient European Union, a greater inclusion of European citizens in the decision-making process of the EU and the promotion of peace, democracy, human rights and basic freedoms in Europe and worldwide.

To achieve these goals, our 70 members of the federal committee often travel to Brussels to attend events-meetings at the European Institutions and with partners (JEF-Europe is also one of the funding members of the European Youth Forum).

Moreover JEF-Europe has an office in Brussels (rent of 1350 euros per month) used mainly by the Secretary General (salary of 30000 euros per year), but also by the other persons actively engaged with the organisation (Board members and Federal Committee members in particular) to be in permanent contact with the European Institutions.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.