WHO WE ARE

SJD – Die Falken: we are part of it!

In Falken groups, it’s children and youth who spend their time together and fighting for better policies for all young people. Politics has something to do with ourselves, with our personal interests and needs. We Falken work against paternalism, against intolerance and inhumane slogans and policies. We advocate for better democracy, social justice, equality and a fundamental change in the existing society. Being an organization with more than 100 years of history, we have learned that we must get active ourselves for our interests. We are aware that only a fundamental change of society can lead to an enforcement of freedom, peace, justice and self-determination for all people. And regarding all the things that we think, dream and hope: we try to ‘live’ them already today. International solidarity has many faces: to meet other people, to live together, to get to understand each other, to support sister organizations around the world in their activities. Together we fight for a better world, for justice, peace and freedom, without exploitation of man by man. We collect money for solidarity projects, inform about the situation in other countries and meet with our friends from around the world at international festivals and camps. Much more information can be found at www.wir-falken.de

 

Also on board: the Jusos – Young Socialists!

Also on board: the Jusos – Young Socialists!Who we are? We fight for solidarity, freedom and justice. We are one of the largest and oldest political youth organisations in Europe. The Young Socialists gather young people between the age 14 and 35, who call for equal education opportunities, social justice and ecological sustainability. We are committed to the specific interests of young people, which at the same time comprises a deep belief that a different personal and work life and a different economic is possible.

Jusos are the youth wing of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Being part of the SPD, we are committed to our political ideas and therefore strive to shape the party accordingly. But we are more than just the “youth wing”: a political youth organisation is part of the young generation and fights for political majorities. In election campaigns, we advocate for progressive reforms and fight against believers ‘in the market’ and the conservatives. We Young Socialists demand a cohesive state that puts up social limits against unbridled markets. We do not believe in the omnipotence of a free economy, but are convinced that social and environmental rules are necessary – because we want everyone to have a share in the economic progress. More information about us can be found at www.jusos.de

IUSY, the International Union of Socialist Youth, is the biggest political youth organization in the world. We represent about 150 member organizations from more than 100 countries. IUSY brings together the socialist, social democratic and labour political youth organizations from around the world and is the youth of the Socialist International. Our members from Germany are the Jusos and SJD-Die Falken.

IUSY’s main fields of work are Democracy, Human Rights and Youth Policy based on our core values Freedom, Equality and Solidarity. Every year IUSY organizes meetings, seminars, trainings, study visits and world festivals for young political leaders and activists.

Founded in 1907, IUSY is actively fighting for change all over the world for over 100 years now.

For more information check out the IUSY-website: www.iusy.org or join us on facebook:www.facebook.com/iusy.global

 ECOSY – Young European Socialists is the umbrella organisation  for socialist and social democratic youth in Europe: ECOSY unites  63 youth organisations from 47 countries (including Jusos and  SJD-Die Falken from Germany) to advocate for socialist and social  democratic values in the European institutions, as well as facilitate the exchange of ideas between our members.

Since 1992, ECOSY organises thematic seminars as well as annual  Winter Universities and Summer Camps, which are accessible to all  individual members, and works closely with the Party of European Socialists and the S&D Group in the European Parliament. More information about us can be found at www.youngsocialists.eu

 

The International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International is an international educational movement working to empower children and young people to take an active role in changing society for the better and fight for their rights. We are an umbrella organisation for sixty child and youth-led movements all over the world, educating on the basis of our values of equality, democracy, peace, co-operation and friendship.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a key document for IFM-SEI. Through our member organisations and the activities of our international, we aim to ensure that children and young people are well informed about their rights and are empowered to ensure they are respected. To reach this goal, we organise a variety of activities including seminars, training courses, international camps and conferences. Our work is based on peer education: We believe that young people have as much to teach as they have to learn.

Children and young people are involved in all levels of decision-making in our movement, from their local groups to the world congress. It is our firm belief that children are competent to make decisions and have strong opinions on global issues as well as matters directly affecting them. They only need the empowerment to feel that their voices will be heard in society.