Representing IFLRY at the Council of Europe

Besides the European Union, there is another, less well-known regional international organisation called the Council of Europe (CoE). Its stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. The organisation has a narrower focus…

Letter from Our New Communications Officer

I have always been interested in journalism and freedom of expression, but after my internship at the European Federation of Journalists, I understood that the general situation of media freedom across Europe and the world is anything but positive. Journalists’…

Interview with Nicola Beer, newly elected to the European Parliament

Nicola Beer is the EU election front runner of FDP (Free Democratic Party, 10.7% in national parliament), the ALDE & LI MO (member organization) in Germany with 65k members and partner of 3 different coalition constellations in state governments. The…

IFLRY Study Session on Youth and Migration

The study session on ‘youth and migration’ organized by the International Federation of Liberal Youth and the Council of Europe commenced on 15th May and ended on 19th May in Strasbourg, France. During the week, the participants were given an…

My Time at the Council of Europe

Besides the European Union, there is another European organization with a very similar name: the Council of Europe. This organization has more members than the EU – including for example Russia and Turkey, but its purpose is more narrowly defined.…