The Union of European Federalists is a supranational, non-governmental political organization of women and men who are committed to the struggle for a European Federation, intended as the fundamental first step along the road towards world federation.
The Union of European Federalists “works for the creation of a European Federation, endowed with supranational institutions with limited but real sovereign powers, consisting of: a Federal Government, a Parliament elected by direct universal suffrage, a Federal Senate representing Member States and possibly the Regions, a Court of Justice,” (art. 2 of the Statutes of UEF)
This new institution is a political creation of a constitutional nature, which can only come into being by the will of the governments of the European states and with the consent of the European citizens.
The European Union, as we know, it is an international organisation with supranational powers and competences, but it is not yet a sovereign power (it has no power over citizens and cannot act with policies like a normal State) and fully democratic (many EU powers are managed by national governments – as the Council of the EU and European Council - and not by democratically legitimised bodies).
This is why UEF's political campaigns and activities are aimed at multiple actors: citizens (both as individuals and in its organized forms: NGOs, trade unions, political parties etc...), governments and parliaments of European states, and the European institutions (the institutional bodies that anticipate the future life of the European federation).