The political officers are members of the local sections, often part of the board, who a local section can elect or assign, to help make sure that the political work is being prioritized and is constantly evolving.
Typically, a political officer is responsible for implementation of campaigns on a local level, while giving feedback related to decision and strategies created at the national level. One way to measure activity is looking at the number of debates organized, number of members that participated actively in the discussion, how often the local section is mentioned in the local press and number of fresh ideas for happenings, but there can be other ways too.

A political officer can assign multiple assistants or call for help from the national level at any time, if they see fit. Additionally, they can call on help from other local sections to share experiences or to help come up with new ideas together.

The role of a political officer is often of a practical nature. The political officer works towards having the local members debate EU issues or policy, but is invited to not only facilitate debates, but also to take active part in them. If possible, the officer should try and encourage the members to write about the EU in the local media and help them get published.

Finally, the political officer is often the main driving factor when dealing with the pro-EU aligned youth parties and is thus responsible for constructing a positive relationship with their local sections, if available. The relationship can be materialized through presentations about us to their local members, debates with the local leaders, or social events. Naturally, it is also the task of the political officer to help maintain their course towards a more pro-EU policy in general.

The political officer is a idea – not a requirement of the local sections. Any section can thus choose not to have one, at any given time or to arrange the political workins in a different manner.

Political Officer’s across the country