2021 European Movement Conference

Building bridges, not barriers!


On 27 March 2021 the European Movement UK hosted a big online conference for 3000 people that generated discussion while celebrating and empowering our movement and its activists.


Appearing at the conference

Hover over the images, or click on them, to see the name of each person.

David Lidington. Former Leader of the House of Commons
David McAllister MEP. Chair of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee
Deborah Meaden. Star of Dragon's Den
Daisy Cooper MP. Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Howard Goodall. EMMY, BRIT, and BAFTA award winning composer
Caroline Lucas MP. Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion
Femi Oluwole. Youth campaigner
Deborah Mattinson. Author of "Beyond the Red Wall"
Molly Scott Cato. former MEP for South West England
Noelle O'Connell. CEO of European Movement Ireland
Julius Lajtha. President of Young European Movement UK
Andrew Adonis. The newly elected Chair of the European Movement UK
Lord Michael Heseltine. Former Deputy Prime Minister of the UK
Dominic Grieve. Former Attorney General of England and Wales
Helen Wales. Chair of Wales for Europe
Jon Worth. Political blogger, teacher at the College of Europe
Kate Smart. CEO of Settled
Kishan Devani BEM. Honorary VP of Green Lib Dems, Queen's New Year's Honours List 2020
Stephen Farry MP. Deputy Leader of the Alliance Party
Jess Murphy. Musician and Actress
Richard Corbett. Former Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party
Anna Bird. CEO of the European Movement UK
Peter Kellner. Former President of YouGov
Christina Birt. Creative Arts professional
Jonathan Holloway Theatre and Festival Director
Sajjad Karim Former MEP for North West England
Hazel Underwood. Local Activist
Louise Brown. Local Activist from Sunderland

...and more, including a panel of grassroots activists!

Panel discussions

Campaign Top Tips feat local activists
The Brexit Deal : 3 months on
Reaching outside of our bubble
What does Brexit mean for the Creative Industries?

Fringe Events for Members and Local Groups

The conference featured fringe events including Q&As with partner organisations, a presentation by the European Parliament, 6 campaign workshops, and an evening social.

Many of the fringe events were free and open to all, but the campaign workshops were exclusively for European Movement members and local groups.

The main stage, including all keynote speeches and panel discussions, was free and open to all.

The event was proudly supported by:

Join us in 2022 for the next conference