Video Series: How to Build Up a New JEF Section

During the JEF Training Days in Brussels (March 2013) and the Strasburg-Stuttgart Seminar (April 2013) we asked JEF members from various sections to talk about their experiences with founding new local JEF sections. This project was inspired by a workgroup meeting of JEF Europe about founding new sections.

We’re looking for translators (for the subtitles). Interested? See our Call for Translators.

The second part: It’s all about Recruiting!

When you start, there’s one thing you usually don’t have: Members. Learn how to find them!

The first part is out. Its theme: Motivation

So have a motivated weekend!

Watch the trailer

Stay tuned, as we will be releasing the topical videos over time.

Next up

  • Summer 2014: Part 3 – Tips and Hints

Our interviewees

  • Daan Pelckmans, JEF Belgium
  • Pierre-Marie Simon, Jeunes Européens France
  • Angelique Vandekerckhove, JEF Belgium
  • Miriam Postiglione, JEF Italy
  • Chris Powers, Young European Movement UK
  • Chloé Fabre, Jeunes Européens France

Wanna help, join, share?

Well, first of all: The videos are Creative Commons, so feel free to share them or embed them on your website!

Call for Translators

Of course, producing such a video series is a lot of work – which we did and it was fun! But there’s more: Currently everything is in English. That’s nice, but there could be subtitles. And wouldn’t it be awesome to have subtitles in all European languages?

If you’d like to help us (it’s about an hour’s work), contact us, tell us into which language you would like to translate the subtitles to and we’ll be happy to take your help. Plus you’ll be eternalised in the credits.


  1. Email us:
  2. Download the translator’s package for the part you want to translate and read the contained information
  3. Start translating using a simple text editor
  4. Send your work back to us
  5. Tell us your name so we can mention you in the credits

Who contributed so far

  • Spanish: Óliver Soto Sainz
  • French: Claire Darmé
  • Italian: Antonella Succurro
  • Turkish: Özgün Kaplama
  • Norwegian: Marlene Hakkebo
  • Hassian: Roland Mittmann

Translation Status

Language Part 1 – Motivation Part 2 – Recruiting Part 3 – Tips and Hints
BG – Bulgarian Help us! Help us!
CA – Catalan Help us! Help us!
CS – Czech Help us! Help us!
DA – Danish Help us! Help us!
DE – German done done
DE_HE – Hassian done Help us!
EL – Greek Help us! Help us!
EN – English done done
EO – Esperanto Help us! Help us!
ES – Spanish done (not cross-checked, Help us!) work in progress
ET – Estonian Help us! Help us!
EU – Basque Help us! Help us!
FI – Finnish Help us! Help us!
FR – French done done
GA – Irish (Gaelic) Help us! Help us!
GL – Galician Help us! Help us!
HR – Croatian Help us! Help us!
HU – Hungarian Help us! Help us!
IR – Irish Help us! Help us!
IT – Italian done (not cross-checked, Help us!) work in progress
LB – Luxemburgish Help us! Help us!
LT – Lithuanian Help us! Help us!
LV – Latvian Help us! Help us!
MT – Maltese Help us! Help us!
NL – Dutch Help us! Help us!
NO – Norvegian done (not cross-checked, Help us!) Help us!
PL – Polish checking/uploading Help us!
PT – Portugese Help us! Help us!
RO – Romanian Help us! Help us!
ROM – Romani Help us! Help us!
RU – Russian Help us! Help us!
SK – Slovak done (not cross-checked, Help us!) Help us!
SL – Slovene Help us! Help us!
SV – Swedish Help us! Help us!
TR – Turkish checking/uploading Help us!
ZH – Chinese Help us! Help us!