International Federation of Liberal Youth
PresidentNetherlands Bram Roodhart (JOVD)
Secretary GeneralPeru Valentine Martin (IPL)
TreasurerUnited States Sam Hudis (YDA)
HeadquartersBerlin, Germany
International affiliationLiberal International[1]
European affiliationEuropean Youth Forum

The International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) is an international liberal youth organization. It consists of a global membership of national youth organizations. These are often but not exclusively affiliated with political parties that are members of Liberal International.

IFLRY holds full member status to Liberal International[2] and the European Youth Forum (YFJ),[3] which operates within the Council of Europe and European Union areas and works closely with both these bodies. Since 2014, IFLRY has held special consultative status to ECOSOC.[4] IFLRY also holds observer status to UNFCCC[5] and has sent delegations to COP since COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009.


IFLRY continues the tradition of two predecessors. The first was the World Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth (WFLRY), founded in 1947 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. WFLRY aimed to be a global organization, but mostly had active members in Europe. This led in 1969 to the separate forming of the European Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth (EFLRY). WFLRY was dissolved in 1978.

In 1979, at the EFLRY 6th Congress in Silkeborg, Denmark, EFLRY renamed itself IFLRY International Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth. This marked the start of a global expansion of the organization. The 6th Congress is thus recognized as the founding congress of IFLRY.[6]

In 2001, the organization was renamed into IFLRY – International Federation of Liberal Youth.


IFLRY's highest body is the General Assembly, which meets at least every year. It adopts IFLRY's political platform, the Manifesto, and decides about IFLRY's activities. These are stated in a two-year Programme of Action. The General Assembly also decides on the federation's policies by adopting resolutions. Furthermore, the General Assembly elects the Bureau and decides upon the budget.

The Executive Committee is composed of one representative from each member organisation and the Bureau. It meets twice a year and takes all policy decisions within the framework of the General Assembly's resolutions.

The IFLRY Bureau consists of a President, a Secretary General, a Treasurer and four Vice-Presidents. The Bureau has the responsibility for IFLRY's day-to-day management and is elected every two years. The IFLRY Bureau appoints an Executive Director who runs the IFLRY secretariat in Berlin.[7]

Bureau 2022-2023

Regional board members:


A major part of the activities within IFLRY are organized through various programmes. These are the current IFLRY programmes:

Leadership of IFLRY

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (May 2016)


  • 2020–2022 Sweden Amanda Kanange (LUF)
  • 2018–2020 Lebanon Ahmad Al Rachwani (Future Youth)
  • 2016–2018 Netherlands Pauline Kastermans (JD)
  • 2014–2016 Denmark Christian Scharling (RU)
  • 2010–2014 Belgium Thomas Leys ()
  • 2009–2010 Netherlands Bart Woord (JD)
  • 2007–2009 Colombia Paola Silva (UCJD)
  • 2005–2007 Denmark Jacob Moroza-Rasmussen (VU)
  • 2001–2005 North Macedonia Emil Kirjas (LiDeM)
  • 1997–2001 Germany Jonas Renz (JuLis)
  • 1991–1997 Germany Imke Roebken (JuLis)
  • 1989–1991 Sweden Madeleine Sjöstedt (FPU)
  • 1983–1989 Netherlands Jules Maaten (JOVD)
  • 1981–1983 Italy Ottavio Lavaggi (FGR)
  • 1979–1981 Sweden Lennart Rohdin (FPU)

Secretary Generals

  • 2020–2022 Germany Michel Nentwig (JuLis)
  • 2018–2020 Germany Sven Gerst (JuLis)
  • 2016–2018 Norway Tone Bjørndal (NUV)
  • 2014–2016 Netherlands Frerik Kampman (JD)
  • 2012–2014 Norway Naomi Ichihara Røkkum (NUV)
  • 2010–2012 Catalonia Jordi Villanueva Calvet (JNC)
  • 2009–2010 Germany Frederik Ferié (JuLis)
  • 2005–2009 Netherlands Bart Woord (JD)
  • 2002–2005 Denmark Jacob Moroza-Rasmussen (VU)
  • 2001–2002 Finland Hini Katriina Utunen
  • 1999–2001 North Macedonia Emil Kirjas (LiDeM)
  • 1997–1999 Switzerland Rolf Schmidt
  • 1995–1997 Slovenia Roman Jakic (MLD)
  • 1993–1995 Sweden Tina Thorsell (FPU)
  • 1991–1993 Denmark Ulla Tørnæs (DLS)
  • 1989–1991 Switzerland Andreas Gasche (JBS)
  • 1983–1985 Germany Jutta Rothacker
  • 1979–1981 United Kingdom Graham Watson (SYL)


  • 2020–2022 United States Justin Meyers (YDA)
  • 2018–2020 Ukraine Olha Tsurkan (LDLU)
  • 2016–2018 Netherlands Robert Landheer (JD)
  • 2016 Canada Danylo Korbabicz (YLC)
  • 2014–2016 Germany Daniel George (JuLis)
  • 2010–2014 Brazil João Victor Guedes Neto (JDEM)
  • 2009–2010 Netherlands Jan Van Run (JOVD)

Member organizations

Member organizations of IFLRY by country
  Full member
  Candidate member
  Associate member
  Observing member
Click on the map to view an enlarged version. This map shows the status of each individual country that have political youth organizations affiliated with International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY). If a country has more than one organization affiliated with IFLRY, only the higher tier will be displayed.

Regional organizations

Organization Region
European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) Europe
Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD Youth) Asia
Arab Youth Union for Freedom and Democracy (AYUFD) MENA
Africa Liberal Youth (ALY) Africa

National organizations


Organization Country Status
Youth wing of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)  Kenya 1Full member
Youth for the Progress of Madagascar (MFM)  Madagascar 1Candidate member
Forum for Democratic Devolution (FDD)  Malawi 1Candidate member
Young people for Change (YFC)  Zambia 1Full member
CUF Youth Wing (JUVICUF)  Tanzania 1Observer member
Egyptian Centre for Public Policy Studies  Egypt 1Full member
Free Egyptian Youth (FEP)  Egypt 1Observer member
Jeunesse Haraki  Morocco 1Observer member
Rassemblement es Jeunes Republicains  Ivory Coast 1Full member
Young Independents of Ghana (YIG)  Ghana 1Observer member
Progressive Youth Movement  Ghana 2Candidate member
Youth & Future Association (AJA)  Morocco 1Full member


Organization Country Status
Alianza Joven  Mexico 2Candidate member
Juventud Evópoli[10]  Chile 1Full member
Juventud Liberal Radical Auténtica  Paraguay 1Full member
Juventud liberal de Guatemala  Guatemala 1Full member
Juventud Liberal de Honduras  Honduras 1Full member
Mouvement de jeunesse pour Hati  Haiti 1Full member
Jamaican youth for change  Jamaica 1Full member
Juventud Libertaria  Costa Rica 1Full member
Political Institute for Freedom (Instituto Politico para la Libertad)  Peru 2Full member
Unión Colombiana de Jóvenes Demócratas  Colombia 1Full member
Vente Joven  Venezuela 2Candidate member
Young Democrats of America (YDA)  United States 1Full member
Young Liberals of Canada  Canada 1Full member


Organization Country Status
Youth Congress (ANC Youth)  Armenia 1Full member
DALGA Youth Movement  Azerbaijan 1Full member
Free Thought Forum (FTF)  Jordan 1Candidate member
Future Youth  Lebanon 1Full member
Institute for Democracy and Leadership  Sri Lanka 2Full member
National Liberal Party Youth  Lebanon 2Full member
Youth Initiative    Nepal 1Full member
Young Republicans  Georgia 1Full member


Organization Country Status
3H Movement  Turkey 1Full member
Centre Party Youth (Centerpartiets ungdomsförbund, CUF)  Sweden 1Full member
Civil Forum (Gramadyanski Forum)  Belarus 1Full member
Youth Bloc (Moladzevy Blok)  Belarus 1Associate member
Croatian People's Party Youth (Mladi Hrvatske Narodne Stranke, CPPY)  Croatia 1Full member
Estonian Centre Party Youth (Eesti Keskerakonna Noortekogu, YAECP)  Estonia 1Full member
European Youth of Ukraine (EYU, EuroYouthUA)  Ukraine 1Full member
Finnish Centre Youth (Suomen Keskustanuoret, FCY)  Finland 1Full member
Gibraltar Liberal Youth (GLY)  Gibraltar 1Full member
Youth VLD (Jong VLD)  Belgium 1Full member
Istrian Democratic Youth  Croatia 1Full member
Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya (Young Nationalists of Catalonia, JNC)  Catalonia 1Full member
JUNOS – Young liberal NEOS (JUNOS – Junge liberale NEOS)  Austria 1Full member
Liberal Democratic League of Ukraine (LDLU)  Ukraine 1Full member
Liberal Democratic Youth of Macedonia (Liberalno-Demokratska Mladina Macedonia, LiDeM)  North Macedonia 1Full member
Young Liberals  United Kingdom 1Full member
Liberal Youth of Moldova  Moldova 1Full member
Liberal Youth of Sweden (Liberala ungdomsförbundet, LUF)  Sweden 1Full member
Lithuanian Liberal Youth (Lietuvos Liberalus Jaunimas, LLJ)  Lithuania 1Full member
Mladejko dvijeni za prav i svobodi (YMRF)  Bulgaria 1Full member
Liberal Students of Norway (Norges Liberale Studentforbund, NLSF)  Norway 1Full member
Nowoczesna Youth  Poland 1Associate member
Projekt:Polska  Poland 1Full member
Tineretul Aliantei Liberalilor Si Democratilor (TLDE)  Romania 1Full member
USR Tineret  Romania 1Full member
Social Liberal Youth of Denmark (Radikal Ungdom, RU)  Denmark 1Full member
Swedish Youth (Svensk Ungdom, SU)  Finland 1Full member
Vesna  Russia 1Full member
Young Democrats (Jonge Democraten, JD)  Netherlands 1Full member
Young Liberal Democracy (Mladi Liberalna Demokracija, MLD)  Slovenia 1Full member
Young Liberals (Junge Liberale, JuLis)  Germany 1Full member
Young Liberals (Switzerland) (Jungfreisinnige Schweiz, JFS / Jeunes Libéraux Radicaux Suisses, JLRS)   Switzerland 1Full member
Young Liberals of Andorra (Joventut Liberal d'Andorra, LDRS)  Andorra 2Full member
Young Liberals of Montenegro  Montenegro 1Full member
Young Liberals of Norway (Norges Unge Venstre, NUV)  Norway 1Full member
Young Radicals (Jeunes Radicaux, JR)  France 1Full member
Youth Forum of Nasha Stranka  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1Full member
Youth of the Left (Venstres Ungdom, VU)  Denmark 1Full member
Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy (Jongeren Organisatie Vrijheid en Democratie, JOVD)  Netherlands 1Full member


No national member organizations at the moment.

See also


  1. ^ "Document Centre: IFLRY Statutes November 2010" Archived 2011-09-30 at the Wayback Machine. International Federation of Liberal Youth. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Full Members" Archived 2014-05-25 at the Wayback Machine, Liberal International. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Member Organisations" Archived 2014-02-04 at the Wayback Machine, European Youth Forum. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ "IFLRY in the ECOSOC database" Archived 2016-06-10 at the Wayback Machine, ECOSOC. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Admitted NGO", UNFCC. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Our History", IFLRY. Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Our Structure", Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  8. ^ , Retrieved on 29 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Our Programmes", Retrieved on 16 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Juventud Evópoli se incorpora a la Federación Liberal Internacional". 26 November 2018.