Young Fine Gael's (YFG) International Committee deals with all of YFG's International Relations and Foreign Policy, this includes the development and maintenance of relationships with other political parties in the UK, European Union, USA and beyond. The development of links with young politicians across the world is crucial to representing Ireland abroad and in maintaining a strong and influential role in Europe.
YFG is a founding member of it's youth organisation of the Youth of the European People's Party (YEPP). YEPP is Europe's largest youth political organisation, bringing together 57 member organisations from 39 countries. YEPP is the youth organisation of the European People's Party. The EPP is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the centre-right, which currently includes 74 member-parties from 39 countries, the Presidents of the Commission, Council, and Parliament, 17 EU and 6 non-EU heads of state and government, 13 members of the European Commissio and the largest group in the European Parliament.
YEPP Board Member:
- Eileen Lynch - YEPP Financial Auditor
- Branch: Cork North West
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: youthepp.eu/about
Eileen Lynch: International Secretary
Eileen is from Macroom in Co Cork. She studied Law and Irish in UCC, graduating in 2012 and currently works as a Parliamentary Assistant in Seanad Éireann. She has been involved in Young Fine Gael and Fine Gael since 2006. She has served in various committee positions throughout that time and is currently a member of the Fine Gael Executive Council. She is Financial Auditor of YEPP.
The rest of the Committee are to be confirmed.
YEPP - Youth of the European People's Party
YEPP is the youth organisation of the European People's Party. They bring together more than 50 Centre-Right youth political organisations from 38 countries all over Europe. Founded in 1997, YEPP has developed into the largest political youth organisation in Europe - Young Fine Gael was a founding youth member. Apart from being active within the structures of the senior party the EPP, they are committed in a number of other international arenas. One of the main objectives is to maintain good contacts within the EPP political family, provide ground for training, discussion and cooperation and prepare the younger generation to lead tomorrow's Europe. This runs parallel to the mission to stimulate further integration in Europe, to uphold EPP principles, policies and ideas in the European political debate.
At present, YEPP is running an intensive campaign promoting a 3-step plan for creating jobs for the young Europeans.
EPP - European People's Party
The European People's Party is the largest European-level party of the continent. The EPP is the political family of the centre-right, whose roots run deep in the history and civilisation of the European continent and has pioneered the European project from its inception. The EPP is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the centre-right, which currently includes 72 member-parties from 39 countries, the Presidents of the Commission, Council, and Parliament, 14 EU and 6 non-EU heads of state and government, 13 members of the European Commission and the largest Group in the European Parliament.
The EPP is committed to European integration, based on the principle of subsidiarity – a democratic, transparent and efficient Europe. Their vision is one of mutual respect, of inclusion of all free citizens, encompassing all European countries and regions, no matter how diverse – a Europe for all.