The European Movement

The European Movement was founded at the 1948 Congress of Europe by Sir Winston Churchill and other post-war leaders to bring about the economic, monetary and political union of Europe. In the 1950s and 1960s, the all-party European Movement led the “Britain in Europe” campaign and organised the massive “yes” vote in the 1975 referendum. It is an international organisation with offices throughout Europe which plays a significant role in both informing the general public throughout Europe about the process of integration and in lobbying for greater European unity.

Click here to see the European Movement Constitution

The annual subscription for Eastbourne branch local members is £10, due on the 1st January

Eastbourne branch


Chairman:   Dr David Cooke, OBE 0779 108 0685
Vice-Chairman:   Mr Hugh Ball  
Secretary:   Mr Robin James 01323 503807


Programme for 2014

The evening starts at 7.25 pm with a short update on European affairs, followed by dinner which is served promptly at 7.30 pm. After dinner there is an address by a visiting speaker, ending with questions and discussion.
Members who wish to attend the address and discussion only may join at 8.40 pm.

It is essential to book in advance and not later than the Sunday prior to the meeting.

To book, please contact Elizabeth Gregory, 01323 738995.
Please note that payment is by cheque only.

Programme 2014

Meetings are normally held on a Thursday evening at the Hydro Hotel, Mount Road, Eastbourne.
Please be seated at your tables by 7.25 pm.

Thursday 16th January James Osman NFU
Thursday 13th March Speaker from the
German Embassy
Thursday 10th April Richard Ashworth Conservative MEP
Thursday 15th May Allessandro Fusco Young European Movement
Thursday 18th September Dr Matt Pope Surviving the Ice Age in Europe
Thursday 16th October Annual General Meeting  
Thursday 20th November Olaf Mycleburst Minister Counsellor, Norwegian Embassy
Friday 12th December Andy Lebrecht Former UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU