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York For Europe

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The European Union has been one of the most successful peace projects in history. Between its member states it has nurtured constructive relationships to further democracy, human rights, culture, economic prosperity and environmental protection in addition to building friendships and understanding between the individual citizens of Europe.

Because of this, York for Europe champions our continued European identity. We believe that the UK’s best interests, having left the EU, are to retain as close as possible a relationship with the EU and ultimately to restore the UK’s place in the EU’s family of nations. York for Europe is affiliated with the national European Movement and campaigns locally , sometimes with other like-minded organisations, in support of the aims of the European Movement.

On a local level, this means celebrating and developing our European links in York. A further task is the identification and publicising of the consequences of Brexit as they arise, in particular their impact on communities and businesses in York and its surrounding area. This includes supporting the rights and freedoms of EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living in the EU.

York for Europe is non-party political and welcomes supporters - of all party political persuasions or none – who share our hopes for the future.

Zoom Events

The January General meeting of York for Europe will take place on Tuesday January 18th 2022 at 7.30 p.m.. Doors will be open a few minutes earlier. Please do not be late.

The agenda will be e mailed to members a few day prior to this meeting. If you have an agenda item you would like to add send it to us via this site or discuss it with one of the committee.



Regretably Terry has to attend a funeral - we are hoping to reschedule for 3rd March. Details to follow.

Terry Reintke a German MEP since 2014 and Vice-Chair of the Green Faction in the European Parliament will give a Zoom talk on Thursday 13/1/22 at 3 p.m. Juliet Lodge kindly put us in touch with Terry. This is now confirmed. Here is the link which will be open a few minutes before the talk. Please be prompt.

Terry Reintke is vice-president of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and the group's coordinator for the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. She is co-president of the LGBTI Intergroup and founder of the EU-UK Friendship Group. Terry Reintke studied political science in Berlin and Edinburgh.

Mike Buckley Labour for a European Future will talk on Zoom on Wednesday January 19th 2022 at 7.30 p.m.. The start will be prompt so please check in a few minutes before.

To find out more about Mike, his team and the organisation, see —


TALK BY PROFESSOR A. C. GRAYLING - organised by York for Europe

The U.K. & the EU: How We Will Rejoin

Zoom meeting took place on Thursday 14th October.

Or if you prefer a direct link to YouTube —


This is an inspiring talk followed by questions attended by members and friends of York For Europe.


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