The UK in the EU

As the debate on the UK’s membership of the EU intensifies, more and more people are stepping forward and making the case in favour of EU membership. See what they say


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Forthcoming events

11 June - Oxford - The EU & the UK - What Next?

The European Movement's Oxford Region Branch in conjunction with British Influence is holding an event to discuss the post-election political landscape, especially with regards to Britain's membership of the EU. For more information please click here

Past events

General Election 2015 – Hustings on Europe

One of the issues that has dominated political discourse in the course of this Parliament is what should be the role that the UK plays in the EU. Be a leading member? Stay in reluctantly? Or abandon the club? With the prospect of a referendum hanging over the General Election, it is crucial that the pre-election period features debate on this very important question.

The European Movement is holding a series hustings debates to allow candidates to put forward their case on EU membership and give voters the opportunity to quiz them about what they plan to do in case they get elected.

The East Kent hustings on 11 April 2015 will feature a panel  with

James Flanagan, Liberal Democrat PC

Jim Gasgoygne, UKIP PC

Stuart Jeffery, Green Party PC

Hugh Lanning, Labour PC

Steve Williams, Conservative Councillor

Moderator: Sir Geoffrey Nice QC

Date & Time: Saturday 11 April 2015, 3 pm

Venue: Grimond Lecture Theatre 1, University of Kent, Library Road, Canterbury

The London hustings on 21 April 2015 will feature a panel with      

Mike Gapes, Labour

Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC, Conservative

Anuja Prashar, Liberal Democrat

Hugh Small, Green

Robert Stephenson, UKIP

Moderator: Nick Hopkinson

Date &Time: Tuesday 21 April 2015, 6.00 to 8.30 pm

Venue: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1 3EU

4 March - Edinburgh17 March - Leeds Britain in the EU after the General Election
With only a few weeks to go before a general election that might define Britain's future in the EU, the European Movement UK and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung are holding a  series of panel discussions around the UK to discuss what EU membership means at the local level and how local stakeholders view the debate around Britain's future in the EU. For more information and to register, please click here: EdinburghLeeds

17 March - Manchester - The benefits of the European Union

The European Movement's Greater Manchester branch is organising an event to discuss the benefits of EU membership. As the debate around Britain's future in the EU intensifies, more emphasis must be given on what the EU is, how it functions and what are the reasons why 28 nations have come together to pursue collective answers to their common challenges. For more details please click here.

12 March 2015 - Cardiff - Jobs, investment and trade: What do the priorities of Juncker's EU Commission mean for Wales?

The European Commission, Grayling Public Affairs, the European Movement UK and Gorwel are holding a panel discussion on the key EU priorities identified by Jean-Claude Juncker and how they could affect Wales. For more info please click here.

26 February 2015 - Liverpool - The EU and Britain's role in it.

The European Movement UK and the Europe and the World Centre of the University of Liverpool are holding a panel debate to discuss the current state of the European Union and Britain's role in it. For more information and to register please click here.

17 February 2015 - London - What MEPs Do?

To mark the publication of 'What MEPs Do', a book by former MEP Bill Newton-Dunn,
the European Movement is holding an event to discuss the work of the European
Parliament, how MEPs contribute to decision-making in the European Union and the
role they play in connecting their constituents with the EU.
For more information and to register, please click here

12 February 2015 - Eastleigh - The Challenge for the European Movement in Britain.

The European Movement's Hampshire Branch is organising a Dinner with Laura Sandys, MP to discuss the challenge for the European Movement in Britain.

Date and Time: Thursday 12th February, from 6.45
Venue: Red Carpet Restaurant & Bar, Eastleigh College
4 Courses and Cash Bar - Tickets £25

For more details click here.

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