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The National Sections play an important role in TEJO. The committee of TEJO, for example, consists of delegates from these National Sections and they, together with other delegates, decide the course of TEJO.

We are always pleased to welcome new National Sections (which is usually the case that each Country is entitled to one National Section). There are a few criteria for the application of new National Sections: with reference to the Regulations of TEJO (available only in Esperanto), Chapter 2 – Statute, Article 8 – National Sections:

  1. it unites young Esperantists within national boundaries;
  2. it supports the goals of TEJO;
  3. it can be either a separate or integrate part of a national association registered with the UEA;
  4. it is organised according to the law of the country concerned;
  5. its membership is open to all without limitations of nationality, race, gender, gender orientation and expression, disabilities, religion, political affiliations, social background or language;
  6. membership in it is without coercion; and
  7. it is democratically led.

If you wish to find a new National Section, or if you are the new leader of a National Section, please read the tasks and responsibilities for the leaders of National Sections (only available in Esperanto).

Country National Section in Esperanto (abbreviated) Activity
Argentina Juna Esperantistaro Argentina (JEA)
Austria Aŭstria Esperanto Junularo (AEJ)
Brazil Brazila Esperantista Junulara Organizo (BEJO)
Britain Junularo Esperantista Brita (JEB)
Bulgaria Bulgara Esperanto-Junularo (BEJ)
Burundi Junulara Esperantista Burunda Organizo (JEBUO)
Czech Republic Ĉeĥa Esperanto-Junularo (ĈEJ)
China Ĉina Junulara Esperanto-Asocio (ĈJEA)
Denmark Dana Esperanta Junulara Organizo (DEJO)
Finland Finnlanda Esperantista Junulara Organizo (FEJO)
France Junulara Esperantista Franca Organizo (JEFO)
Germany Germana Esperanto-Junularo (GEJ)
Greece Junulara Sekcio de HEA
Haiti Haita Esperanto Junulara Asocio
Spain Hispana Esperantista Junulara Societo (HEJS)
-Catalonia Kataluna Esperanto-Junularo (KEJ)
Hungary Hungara Esperanto-Junularo (HEJ)
Iran Irana Esperantista Junulara Organizo (IREJO)
Israel Junulara Esperanto-Ligo en Israelo (JELI)
Italy Itala Esperantista Junularo (IEJ)
Japan Japana Esperanto-Junularo (JEJ)
Canada Junularo Esperantista Kanada (JEK)
Congo (Dem. Rep.) Demokratia Kongolanda E-ista Junulara Organizo
Korea, Rep. Korea Esperanto-Junularo (KEJ)
Croatia Kroatia Esperanto-Junulara Asocio (KEJA)
Cuba Junulara sekcio de KEA (JSK)
Latvia Litova Esperantista Junulara Ligo (LEJL)
Madagascar Junulara Esperantista Organizo de Madagaskaro (JEOM)
Mexico Meksika Esperanto-Junularo (MEJ)
The Netherlands Nederlanda Esperanto-Junularo (NEJ)
Nepal Nepala Esperanto-Junulara Organizo (NEJO)
Norway Norvega Junularo Esperantista (NJE)
Poland Pola Esperanto-Junularo (PEJ)
Portugal Portugala Esperanto-Junularo (PEJ)
Romania Rumana Esperantista Junulara Asocio (RumEJA)
Russia Rusia Esperantista Junulara Movado (REJM)
Serbia Serbia Esperanto-Junulara Organizo (SerbEJO)
Slovakia Slovakia Esperanta Junularo (SKEJ)
Sweden Sveda Esperantista Junulara Unuiĝo (SEJU)
Togoland Junulara Organizo de Togolandaj Esperantistoj (JOTE)
Ukraine Ukrainio Ligo Esperantista Junulara (ULEJ)
USA Usona Esperantista Junularo (USEJ)
Vietnam Vjetnama Esperanto-Junularo (VEJO)

How are activity and activeness of the National Sections decided?

The National Sections (NS) are divided into six categories of activity: New, Defunct, Functioning, Growing, Active and Very Active. New Sections are those that are newly formed and may not have a completed Statute. The other categories are divided according to the following table with calculable criteria. The Section is deemed to belong to the category when most of the criteria fall in that category.

A+: Very Active, A: Active, V: Growing, Z: Functioning, D: Defunct A+ A V Z D
The NS has at least one general assembly a year. yes yes ½ ½
The NS regularly elects a new leader. yes yes no, but possible no, but possible
The NS has an organised committee or leadership. yes yes
The membership of the NS is growing (or decreases less than 15% yearly). growing more than -15% growing
The NS has a positive account. yes yes
The NS has a yearly financial report. yes yes
The NS declares its membership to TEJO and pays the membership fees. yes yes
The NS is present on social network and is updated at least once a month. yes yes yes
The NS has a webpage in at least two languages and updated once a month. yes ½
The NS has an internal newsletter that is published at least once a month. yes ½
The NS produces at least one memorabilia (e.g. t-shirts, bottle-openers, cups). yes
The NS collaborates with at least one other NS. yes yes
The NS has at least X-number of meetings yearly. 4 1
The NS has at least one gathering spanning multiple days. yes
The NS is in contact with the local groups. yes
The NS has a Delegate with TEJO that contributes at least X-number of times to the circular. 9 6 6 2
The NS has at least one international gathering spanning multiple days. yes
The NS Treasurer is registered with TEJO. yes yes yes
The NS completes the KODEJO yearly. yes yes yes
The NS works with non-Esperanto organizations. yes
The NS is a member of the country’s association of youth organizations, if it exists. yes
The NS receives subsidies or external funding. yes
A+: Very Active, A: Active, V: Growing, Z: Functioning, D: Defunct A+ A V Z D