I am usually quite optimistic about the future and the development of sustainable solutions. In my view, there is no doubt climate change is problematic, and I often believe others are of the same opinion. However, it really shocks me when some politicians turn the debate from “how should we prevent global warming?” to “is…

By Perla Hernández, Simon Kran Christensen and Jonas Lembeck During the 23rd UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP23), the a delegation of the IFLRY Climate Change Programme met with Stéphane Dion, former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs under the Justin Trudeau administration, current Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and Special Envoy to the…

Even though political parties are seen as central to the modern democratic system, there has been a downward trend of political party membership globally – particularly in Europe, as “Parties are struggling to hold on to their membership organisations as they are failing to recruit significant numbers of new members”. As party membership declines globally,…

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead This quote is the motto of the License to Heal working group. A group of young political youth party members fighting for the right for access to essential drugs: a…

IFLRY Online is IFLRY’s new initiative to allow liberals from all over the world to interact with each other more online.  In that spirit, IFLRY organises regular online seminars, in which different people in the IFLRY network explain more about the political situation in their country. In this fifth seminar Jules Maaten, IFLRY president during…

Catalan democratic institutions – both its parliament and its government – have called for a popular vote on whether Catalonia should declare itself independent from Spain. This has caused a reheated constitutional crisis, as the Spanish constitution effectively prohibits any kind of popular vote on secession issues in Spain as a whole and in particular…

From the 9th to 11th October, 120 young leaders from across Europe, Africa and the African Diaspora came together in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire for the 4th African Union (AU) – European Union Youth Summit. Representing a diverse range of political parties, civil society organisations and charities, they set about debating the common challenges facing a…