Ida’s Blog #5: Brussels – Politics & Finnish Independence Parties

One of the things that I love the most about my internship is that it’s so flexible. The other week, when I was having a conversation with my boss, I told him that I’m really interested in the European Parliament…

Ida’s Blog #3: Space politics and gender equality

Hi there, and welcome to my third blog post! I just want to start by saying what a weekend! Even though Mondays are not normally my favourite day of the week (does anyone really like Mondays?), I have found myself…

The LYMEC Individual Members Section 20 Years On

In 1997, the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) took a bold and unprecedented step and created the Individual Members Section (IMS). From that moment onwards, young liberal individuals across Europe would have the opportunity to engage in politics and debate at…

Why European Political Parties Need Individual Members

It is no secret that over the past few years the European Union has been going through a difficult period in its development. One which, in a way, we have yet to get over. The economic crisis and the migrant…