Life after JEF

November 2, 2007 | 4 Comments

JEF logoIt has been two fantastic years as president of JEF-Europe. But since 20 October 2007 Samuele Pii has now the task to lead this great organisation (an overview of his new team is here). – Two years of NGO life besides a full-time job have indeed been a challenge – and sometimes brought me close to my limits. But the team experience with my Bureau – as well as the great will-power, capabilities and ideas of the people inside this most European of any European youth NGOs have been a worthy experience all the way down till the congress in Copenhagen.

However, life moves on – and so should I. A second term (has not been happening for ages in JEF) could have been possible, but in the end this is a youth NGO and when approaching the 30s, I shall allow myself to look for new challenges. Maybe this will be in our “adult” organisation UEF or through the European Movement International (EMI) where we are preparing a platform for the 2009 elections. Who knows. But what is sure is that I will keep JEF in good memories and try to help it where I can. The nest step is the establishment of the Friends of JEF foundation to connect closer the “alumnus” of JEF with the current activities. More about this on

Obviously, I also hope to find more time to re-engage more on this blog with better and more EU-Brussels insight information and analysis.


4 Comments so far

  1. Valéry-Xavier on November 3, 2007 9:38

    Congratulations for your work at the head of the organization and good luck with your future projects. I am confident that our paths shall cross again some time soon.

  2. Shane Gilchrist Ó hEorpa on November 4, 2007 1:17


    maybe its time for you to grow up and be a real man? 😉

    it would be good if you can get on the UEF Board – i ll look forward to the day when ure there :-)

  3. Jon Worth on November 29, 2007 18:53

    Second term could have been possible..?!? You assume they would have elected you? Rather optimistic. Or maybe not.

  4. Tony Fleming on January 4, 2008 2:31

    Hi Jan –

    Please consider bringing your talents to the work of JEF’s global partner the World Federalist Movement. Check out our Facebook page at or drop me a note personally.

    Tony Fleming
    WFM Credentials Committee

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