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The JOVD is one of the two considered liberal youth organisations in the Netherlands. The JOVD is a member of both the European umbrella LYMEC, as well as the worldwide umbrella IFLRY. Next to this, the JOVD has many partners from all over the world. The JOVD always seeks so spread its political message, be it in the Netherlands or abroad. The JOVD cooperates with the Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), but is politically independent.
The JOVD’s international affairs are managed by the International Secretariat. The Secretariat is chaired by the International Officer Jim van Mourik and furthermore consists of coordinators that provide the International Officer with developments in international politics, as well as with developments at the partners of the JOVD. Next to this, the Secretariat advises delegations to international congresses and forms the initial contact between the JOVD and liberal youth organisations in the countries at stake.