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Who we are, what at we do and why it matters

Who are we?

New Europeans is an award-winning civil rights movement working for a Europe of citizens – a democratic Europe of equality and social justice, anchored in human rights.

What do we do?

Europe is not just a union of states, it is also a union of people. To continue living together in peace and prosperity, we need to bring Europe to life for the citizens. This is what we do.

Where are we located?

We work in Europe and internationally  from our base at the Brussels Press Club. We are active in the EU, as well as in the United Kingdom, Belarus, the Ukraine and North America.

Which issues do we cover?

To take the European project to the next level we need to work on the foundations – rule of law, human rights, solidarity, and democracy. This is the current focus of our work.

When do we meet?

During COVID we meet online through events such as The Tuesday Conversation or the Friday Casebook as well as through team-building events and chapter meetings.

Why does it matter?

As citizens, we hold the future in our hands. We have a voice,  we have a vote and we share responsibility for what happens next in Europe.

How are we funded?

We are funded through membership subscriptions, donations and grant-funded project income. Membership income is vital because it gives us independence and legitimacy.

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More about our current projects and campaigns

Europe Future Fringe 

Join the conversation about the future of Europe through our collaboration with Europe Future Forum, Volonteurope, Voxeurop and others, energising the debate on the future of Europe

The recipe for a successful conversation about the future of Europe, Voxeurop, 14 Sep.

European Health Union

Tell us what you think about healthcare at an  international conference on lessons learned from the pandemic.

After the crisis: proposals for a European Health Union, Brussels Times, 11 May

Quo vadis Belarus, Ukraine and Russia? 

Stand with Belarus at one of our series of international conferences on democracy, human rights and the empowerment of women in this region.

Sostiene la Bielorussia: è un questione di principio, Euractiv Italia, 18 Sep.

Rule of law in Poland 

Find out more through our joint statement with MEDEL-Europe (Magistrats Européens per la Démocratie et les Libertés)

Human rights violations should be a matter of international concern, MEDEL Europe, 23 August

Media freedom in Hungary

Join our campaign calling for investigation of abuse of state aid to undermine media independence,

EU investigating whether Hungarian state aid undermines media freedom, Parliament Magazine, 26 October

Asylum and migration

Help change the narrative and comment on our joint op-ed about our reponsbilities as global citizens

Has Europe turned its back on its duty to care? Voxeurop, 19 August

Tuesday Conversation

Take part in conversations between Europeans that inform, inspire and entertain, moderated by communications expert Povl Henningsen.

"Is Europe just for white people?", Tuesday Conversation, New Europeans, 13 October

And there's more...

In addition to the Tuesday Conversation, we will be starting two new online projects in November, Friday Case-book (in planning), looking at individual civil rights cases and how Europe can help, and Reflections on the Future of Europe, a series of online presentations and expert discussions on issues to do with citizenship, democracy and identity in Europe.

We also continue to campaign for the rights of #the5million EU citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe including through our #EUGreenCard and #DeniedMyVote campaigns.

For more information and to join New Europeans as a member, please do visit our website - we'd love to hear from you. 

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