Young Conservative Group for Europe
The Young Conservative Group for Europe (YCGE) is the youth wing of CGE. Any CGE member aged under 30 can also take advantage of YCGE’s great range of events and activities. Membership costs just £15! We have an eclectic mix of members, including students and young professionals, and many Europeans who are working or studying in the UK.
YCGE proactively assists the main organisation in its aims, and holds several events throughout the year, as well as campaigning on UK issues which matter to our members. Additionally, YCGE is a keen player on the European stage, and is a member of both the European Democrat Students (EDS), and the Nordic Conservative Student Union (NKSU), two of Europe’s most influential youth centre-right political organisations. YCGE members have plenty of opportunity to attend events and conferences all over the continent, and beyond, meeting some of our top political names along the way.
Full membership of EDS was achieved during the organisation’s Winter University, held in Brussels in February 2011. CGE Patron Ian Taylor is a former EDS Chairman, and so we are proud that once again the United Kingdom has a representative at this important body, and that YCGE can continue this proud heritage.
Executive Committee 2016/17
Chair: Alexander O’Brien
Vice Chair Political: James Willby
Vice Chair: Henrique Laitenberger