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European Young Conservatives

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Chairman  Keti Mamulashvlili
Treasurer  Annabel Shaw
Founded  August 1993
Deputy Chairman  Jakub Sivák
Secretary General  Kyle Macintyre
Vice-Chairman  Tamir Wertzberger Joe Thein Sebastian Tynkkynen Tobias Weische Radosław Fogiel Giovanni Contini Jan Phillip Wolters Viktor Rooseleer Jacopo Piccinetti Rói B Poulsen Frederico Sousa Pimentel

The European Young Conservatives (EYC) is a grouping of youth wings of conservative and centre-right political parties in Europe.

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As of 2014, the group has a membership of 26 political youth organisations from 22 different countries and territories, in addition to four associated members. The EYC is independent and not affiliated with any European political party, but maintains a non-exclusive relationship with the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (formerly known as the European Conservatives and Reformists).

The EYC is a full member of the International Young Democrat Union.

History

The EYC was founded in August 1993 by the youth wings of the British Conservative Party, Danish Conservative People's Party, and Icelandic Independence Party, under the leadership of Andrew Rosindell, then-chairman of the UK's Young Conservatives.

It emerged from a split in the centre-right Democrat Youth Community of Europe (DEMYC), which separated into two factions: the larger part, following a broadly Christian democratic philosophy; and the smaller part, led by Rosindell, following a broadly conservative philosophy. Two crucial points of disagreement were the scope of economic liberalisation and the desirability of a federal Europe.

From 1993 to 1997, the group was led by Rosindell. The group gave training to newly established democratic political parties in Russia, Belarus, and Azerbaijan.

The EYC held congresses in Warsaw, Poland (2012), Istanbul, Turkey (2014) and Prague, Czech Republic (2012, 2013 and 2015). Furthermore, it organized Freedom Summits in Cambridge, United Kingdom (2014 and 2015) and Porto, Portugal (2016), as well as political Summer Camps in Stockholm, Sweden (2014) and Tbilisi, Georgia (2016).

Membership

The EYC has twenty-six member organisations:

Associate members

References

European Young Conservatives Wikipedia


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