Young local and regional elected politicians of the ALDE family gathered in Brussels on Monday 28 August to exchange experiences, learn about new economic models and their opportunities for jobs and to learn how the Belgian liberal parties prepare for the 2018 local elections. The Summit was organised by the ALDE Group in the European Committee of the Regions (ALDE-CoR) in collaboration with LYMEC and Young Democrats for Europe and chaired by ALDE-CoR President Bart Somers.
Bart Somers also enabled a visit for the young representatives to the headquarters of his party the Open VLD, the Flemish liberals, where Laure Stuyck (Open VLD's spokesperson), Philippe Heyvaert (Open VLD's coordinator for local parties) and Latifa Ait-Baala (Vice President of MR International from MR) explained how they are preparing for the upcoming Belgian local elections of October 2018.
Several young leaders were interested in the platforms and techniques these parties use and are keen to apply these findings in their own countries and constituencies.
Reported by ALDE-CoR