The Jungfräiske Mäinskup is a club that campaigns for the East Frisian language and culture, wants to preserve it and lead it into the future. The club acknowledges the Jongfryske Mienskip, which has been in existence for over 100 years, as a role model for the founding idea. Nevertheless, the political position of the East Frisians in Germany today is different from that of the Frisians in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands.
The interests of the Frisian minority, which is recognized as such in both countries, are represented in the Netherlands in the provincial parliament in Leeuwarden by political parties and thus receive legislative legitimation. In Germany, when the Jungfräiske Mäinskup was founded, there was no political representation of the Frisian minority in the Lower Saxony state or federal parliament.
Strengthening the Frisian interests can only succeed if the Frisian self-image and a regional self-confidence are awakened or strengthened in East Frisia. In the eyes of the Jungfräiske Mäinskup, this happens primarily through the awareness of the Frisian origin and the East Frisian language. This Frisian-Low German language and Sater Frisian as the Old East Frisian language are increasingly influenced and superseded by Standard German, so that both languages disappear or become more and more Standard German under this pressure.
Even if the Jungfräiske Mäinskup is not politically active itself, it rejects separatism and politically extreme movements to the right and left, as these ideologies always have a destructive effect on societies and can never fulfill the idea of a free society.
Like every club, the Jungfräiske Mäinskup can only exist in the long term and pursue its goals if many people work together. You do not have to be a member of our club to strengthen the self-image of the Frisians in East Frisia. Nevertheless, we would be delighted if we could welcome you to our community. Because everyone can contribute to the whole as a part. We therefore invite everyone to support the club. Any help of any kind is welcome. Some support options are:
- Entry into the association
- Financial support (one-time or regular)
- Share our content on social networks
- Support for one-off or regular campaigns
- and much more
On this linked page you can find information about how to get in contact with us.