Interview with Jonge Democraten

This is an article in our series of interviews with liberal and democratic youth organisations. Other interviews can be found here. The Jonge Democraten (Young Democrats) are a Dutch progressive-liberal youth organisation, founded in 1984. The organisation is affiliated with…

My Approach to Getting Involved in a Political Party

I recently graduated and have since gotten more involved in politics, by becoming more involved with the Dutch social-liberal party D66. At party events I noticed that a lot of people would like to get more involved as well, but…

The Dutch Climate Law: a Broad Agreement Pointing in the Right Direction

Wednesday the 27th of June 2018 was a historical day for the (political) climate in The Netherlands. On this day, seven political parties presented their proposal for a “Climate Law.” If it is passed, it will make the Netherlands the…

Licence to Heal: How to Make Healthcare Accessible to Everyone

“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…

Ecstasy Shop in Amsterdam: Jonge Democraten’s Campaign to Legalise MDMA

In spring last year, social liberal youth party Jonge Democraten (JD) opened up a pop up shop selling Ecstacy pills, in order to campaign for the legalisation of MDMA. Libel editor Krijn van Eeden interviewed JD president Wouter van Erkel…