Scheisse shit, or something like that. Every one of the four days we spend in Maastricht there was a disaster waiting to happen. First we had a car-accident, then a bike-accident, then an accident in Turkey. It all had to happen apparently. But we all wonderfully survived all threaths and discussed the night away.
Both our structures and our political platform was discussed in lenght. So much even that the newly elected EC has a lot of work for the next year. Also our activity schedule was reshaped with a clear signal that for FYEG the COP 15 in Copenhagen will be the most important activity of the year 2009 after the European parliament Elections. We’re very enthousiastic about gathering a large amount of young greens in Copenhagen to give a signal that this is our world too and that we feel the need to decide upon its future. As that is what we want; a future.
As such the GA was very tiring but it gave so much impulses to work on for the upcoming year that in the end the overruling emotion one of empowerment is. Green it on Europe. Once Again.
Yes sir, we can boogie. Like every year the Federation of Young European Greens organises a Spring Conference together with the European Green Party and the Green Group in the European Parliament that proceeds our General Assembly. This year we held it in Maastricht and were even able to use the Statenzaal where once the Treaty of Maastricht was signed.
The Spring Conference as such was quite interesting as panelspeakers went into discussions with the 100 young greens that were present, on various topics as the Lisbon Treaty, a responsible Europe, the Green New Deal, Youth Participation on a national and European Level, … . It was as such interesting that many discussions were continued during breaks and even during parties in the evenings. We are apparently not quite the stereotypical youngsters as we’re preceived to be.
The General Assembly and the Spring Conference of the Federation of Young European Greens has started. The registrationdesk is busy with getting people rooms, votingcards, leaflets and other practical issues.
With nearly 100 young greens coming together here in Maastricht this annual Spring Conference and General Assembly will be the experience that set our campaign off. Green On!