Frequently Asked Questions:
How is YES Structured?
YES is the umbrella organisation of socialists and social democratic youth organisations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean: you can check out the full list here.
The statutory bodies of YES are the Congress, the Bureau, the Presidency, the Secretary General and the Control commission.
What does YES do?
Young European Socialists works to advocate for youth policies within the Party of European Socialists, thus bringing the interests of Europe’s youth to the European level. YES develops its own policy through resolutions and policy papers, and actively enhances networking between all of our member organisations and individual members. This happens mostly at the Network and working group seminars, where activists from all over Europe and the Mediterranean can exchange experiences and good practices, while developing YES’s policies in specific fields.
YES organises a Congress every two years, a Summer Camp every year (when there is no IUSY World Festival), a Winter University at the European Parliament every year, two Bureau meetings per year and two meetings per year of each of the Networks and working groups. Furthermore, we organize several activities in cooperation with our fraternal organisations, such as Queer Easter and the Balkan Round Table. [/showhide]
How can I join YES?
YES is an organisation of organisations and that mean that every single member of a YES member organisation is entitled to participate in our activities and can thus be an active member of our network.
Who are YES’s members?
As said before YES is an umbrella organisation of socialist and social democratic youth organisations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. You can check out the full list of our member organisations here.
Whom do we work with?
Young European Socialists is the youth organisation of the Party of European Socialists and the S&D Group in the European Parliament. YES´s President, Laura Slimani, is a member of the PES Presidency and can introduce proposals for resolutions, amendments, etc. and thus ensure that the voice of Europe’s youth is represented within the PES.
YES is also the youth organisation of the S&D Group in the European Parliament. One example of a joint activity is the Winter University, which takes place every year at the European Parliament and consists of a series of conferences and workshops with Members of the European Parliament from the S&D Group.