Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1329-2072-0;
The Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy (Dutch: Jongeren Organisatie Vrijheid en Democratie), officially abbreviated as JOVD, is one of the oldest political youth organisations in the Netherlands. It is a liberal organisation for people aged between fourteen and thirty one. Current President is Jeroen Diepemaat. JOVD has a contract of cooperation with VVD. The organisation is responsible for having trained many staatssecretarissen and well known members of the House of Representatives. For example, Mark Rutte, Leader of the VVD was JOVD chairman from 1988 to 1991. JOVD publishes the political magazine Driemaster for its members and stakeholders. Currently elected editor in chief is Allard Altena.
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