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

European Movement Party Conferences 

The 2014 conference season marks the beginning of the final stretch before the 2015 General Elections. The political,parties will be debating their policies ahead of May's electoral contest and the question of EU membership is expected to feature prominently. 

The European Movement, together with a whole host of partners, is organising a series of events to discuss issues at the heart of the EU debate.
For more details, please click here.


29 - September - Birmingham - Young - Entrepreneurial - European, 

The main objective of the project is to demonstrate that the European Union does a lot for Europeans citizens by offering a great variety of possibilities to gain international experience across Europe or to access academic, professional and financial support locally. For more information, please click here.


9 - October - Abingdon - The UK and the EU: What next?

Following the recent European Parliament Elections and the outcome of the Scottish Referendum our four panellists will introduce themselves and take questions from the audience on topics related to the above title. For more information please click here.


17 - October - London - European Movement conference

Friday 17 October 2014, 09.00 - 17.00, Europe House, Smith Square, London SW1

For more details please click here.

 

 

Past events

European Movement Party Conferences  

The 2014 conference season marks the beginning of the final stretch before the 2015 General Elections. The political,parties will be debating their policies ahead of May's electoral contest and the question of EU membership is expected to feature prominently. 

The European Movement, together with a whole host of partners, is organising a series of events to discuss issues at the heart of the EU debate.
For more details, please click here.


9 October - London - The UK and the EU: What next?, 

Following the recent European Parliament Elections and the outcome of the Scottish Referendum our four panellists will introduce themselves and take questions from theaudience on topics related to the above title. For more information please click here.


29 - September - Birmingham - Young - Entrepreneurial - European

The main objective of the project is to demonstrate that the European Union does a lot for Europeans citizens by offering a great variety of possibilities to gain international experience across Europe or to access academic, professional and financial support locally. For more information, please click here.

11 - September - London - What is the role Parliaments play in EU decision-making?

The European Movement UK and the European Parliament Information Office in the UK are organising an event on 11 September to discuss the role of parliaments in EU decision making. For more details click here. 


23 June - London - Extending LGBT rights in the EU: What can be learnt from the UK experience? 

Pride in London in association with the European Movement UK, New Europeans, and the European Commission Representation to the UK are holding an event to discuss the state of LGBT rights and equality in the UK and the EU, whether collective EU action is a solution and what the UK's contribution might be. For more information and to register please click here.


26 June - London - EU Summit briefing

The European Movement and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung are holding the next EU Summit Briefing on Thursday 26 June 2014.

The Briefing will be held on the day that EU leaders gather for another important EU Summit. Our panel of experts will discuss with guests from Westminster, the City, academia and beyond what’s on the European Council’s agenda, not least the argument over the appointment for President of the Commission and the wider reform debate. For more information please click here.


27 May - London - EM - KAS EP Elections Briefing

The European Movement UK and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung are holding an EP Elections Briefing in London on Tuesday 27 May. The outcome of the European Parliament elections, held on 22-25 May, is expected to have a significant effect on the British and European political landscape. For more information please click here.


19 May - Glasgow - Young - Entrepreneurial - European: The EU means more than just politics!

The European Movement UK is holding its next event in Glasgow, as part of the project: Young-Entrepreneurial-European. Join us just 3 days before the European Parliament elections to discuss and discover how the European Union benefits you. Learn more about good international practices, cross-border opportunities and innovative projects of how to make the most of Britain’s EU membership! For more information, please click here.

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15 May - Winchester - The European Parliament Elections Debates 

On 15 May the Central Hampshire Branch of the European Movement is holding in Winchester the next in the series of European Parliament Elections Debates.
The May 22nd 2014 European Parliament elections come at a crucial time for the development of the European Union and Britain’s place within it. For more information please click here.


9 May 2014 - Worcester - UK and the EU: IN or OUT? A Local Perspective

The European Movement Midlands Branch is holding a debate, together with the Freedom Association, the LSE Midlands Alumni and the Newsquest Group, on 9 May, Europe Day. The debate motion will be “THIS HOUSE SUPPORTS THE UNITED KINGDOM’S CONTINUING MEMBERSHIP OF THE EUROPEAN UNION”.
Local businessman Lawrence Brewer, Vice Chairman of the European Movement in the Midlands, will propose the motion, which will be opposed by Professor Tim Congdon, Chairman of The Freedom Association and a member of the Bruges Group.

The event will be held on Friday 9 May 2014, at 5:30 – 7:30 pm

The venue is St John’s Campus, University of Worcester, WR2 6AJ.

To register for the debate, please reply to Rebecca Lowe at rsvp@worc.ac.uk, tel. 01905 85 7515 by Friday 2nd May.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.


8 May 2014 - Abingdon - The European Parliament Debates

The European Movement’s Oxfordshire branch is holding the next in the series of European Parliament Elections Debates in Abingdon.

With the prospect of an EU referendum weighing heavily on the political debate in the UK since the Prime Minister’s January 2013 speech, the May 2014 European Parliament elections are expected to rejuvenate the debate around Britain's future in the EU. For more information please click here.


29 April - Birmingham - The European Parliament Debates

On 29 April 2014 the European Movement’s Midlands Branch is holding in Birmingham the next in the series of European Parliament Elections Debates. With the prospect of an EU referendum weighing heavily on the political debate in the UK since the Prime Minister’s January 2013 speech, the May 2014 European Parliament elections are expected to rejuvenate the debate around Britain's future in the EU. For more information please click here.


29 April 2014 - Plymouth - The European Parliament Debates

On 29 April 2014 the European Movement’s Tamar Branch is holding in Plymouth the next in the series of European Parliament Elections Debates. With the prospect of an EU referendum weighing heavily on the political debate in the UK since the Prime Minister’s January 2013 speech, the May 2014 European Parliament elections are expected to rejuvenate the debate around Britain's future in the EU. For more information please click here.


14 April 2014 - Exeter - The impact of migration in the South West

The European Movement’s Devon branch is organising an event to discuss the impact migration has on the South West. Migration has become an emotive political subject, often used as a way to attack the EU. Evidence though shows that the free movement of people in the EU’s Single Market offers real benefits to the UK.

Nigel Costley, Regional Director of the TUC will outline the evidence gathered by the trade unions in a research project ("Truth, lies and migrants") from their extensive experience across the employment field in the South West and the UK as a whole.

For more details please contact Roberto Franceschini at vespasianimp(at)yahoo.co.uk


9 April 2014 - London - Europe: The local Economic Impact

The European Movement Local Government Section (EMLGS) is holding an event to discuss the local economic impact of EU membership. Since the UK became a member in 1972, British local authorities and local communities have benefitted hugely from EU funding of various kinds. As we approach the European Parliament elections in May and contemplate a referendum on EU membership, this event provides an opportunity to reflect on the value of EU membership to local economies and to focus on the arguments for Britain's continued membership. For more information and how to register, please click here. 


8 April 2014 - Copenhagen - Inside-Out, Present and Future challenges for non-Eurorone EU Member States

The European Movement UK and the European Movement Denmark are holding an event to discuss the challenges faced by non-Eurozone EU member states, as seen from a British and a Danish perspective. For more information please click here.


4 April 2014 - London - The EU-US Trade Deal - What does it mean for business, consumers, workers and the environment 

The European Movement UK, in collaboration with the European Movement Germany, the European Movement Poland and the European Movement International, are holding a series of events in Warsaw, Berlin and London to examine all the different aspects of the EU-US trade deal. For more information and to register please click here.


27 March 2014 - Glasgow - Young, entrepreneurial, European: The EU means more than just politics!

The European Movement is holding a series of events around the UK in the context of the Young - Entrepreneurial - European project.

The main objective of the project is to demonstrate that the European Union does a lot for Europeans citizens by offering a great variety of possibilities to gain international experience across Europe or to access academic, professional and financial support locally. For more information and to register, please click here.


20 March 2014 - London - The EU Summit Briefing

The European Movement and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung are holding the next EU Summit Briefing that will be held on the day that EU leaders gather for another important EU Summit. Our panel of experts will discuss with guests from Westminster, the City, academia and beyond what’s on the European Council’s agenda, the question of Ukraine, the wider reform debate and what the future holds for the EU and the Eurozone. The panel will also assess the EU membership debate in Britain and how it is perceived across Europe. For more details and how to register please click here.


14 March 2014 - Reading - The EU and You - Parliamentary Elections Debates 

On 14 March 2014 the Oxfordshire branch of the European Movement is holding the next European Parliament Elections Debate. With the prospect of an EU referendum weighing heavily on the political debate in the UK since the Prime Minister’s January 2013 speech, the May 2014 European Parliament elections are expected to rejuvenate the debate around Britain's future in the EU. For more information and how to register, please click here.


13 February 2014 - Devon - 'The agri-food landscape 2014 and beyond’

On 13 February the European Movement is organising an event in Devon on 'The agri-food landscape 2014 and beyond’ with a keynote speech by Melanie Squires MBE, Regional Director of the NFU.The event will touch on the important role of agriculture in the life of the South West. Agriculture and all its ramifications in the local economy, society and the environment will continue to be issues of importance in the context of the European debate for our region now and in the future. Venue: The Coaver Club (Devon County Hall Campus), Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QW  Devon. Participation is restricted to Members of the European Movement and supporters. For registration and for more information please contact Roberto Franceschini on vespasianimp(at)yahoo.co.uk 


23 January 2014 - Bristol - The European Parliament elections Debate 

On 23 January 2014 the Bristol & Bath branch of the European Movement is holding the next European Parliament election Debate. With the prospect of an EU referendum weighing heavily on the political debate in the UK since the Prime Minister’s January 2013 speech, the May 2014 European Parliament elections are expected to rejuvenate the debate around Britain's future in the EU. For more information and how to register, please click here.


20 January 2014 - Cardiff - Young - Entrepreneurial - European: The EU means more than politics! 

The European Movement is holding a series of events around the UK in the context of the Young - Entrepreneurial - European project.

The main objective of the project is to demonstrate that the European Union does a lot for Europeans citizens by offering a great variety of possibilities to gain international experience across Europe or to access academic, professional and financial support locally. For More information and to register click here.

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