Joint Statement from European Movement Conference in Dublin today
Dublin, 13 June, 2017: European Movement Ireland today welcomed colleagues from across the UK including Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as Brussels and Germany to a conference held in Dublin.
The event was hosted by European Movement Ireland in association with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
In a joint statement issued following the event, European Movement organisations from across the two islands said: “We reaffirmed our belief in the European Union as a force for good in the world, and we recognise the benefits of membership of the European Union.
“Working together in Europe for over 40 years has put Europe at the centre of citizens’ lives, whether they are students, in business, or in other walks of life.
“We agreed to work together over the coming months and years to ensure that the common issues faced by all our citizens can be properly reflected in the debate on the future of Europe. This is particularly important as the negotiations on the UK’s future in Europe are about to begin.
“We agreed that it was very important that all parts of the two islands should collaborate to make a positive contribution to the future of Europe.”
Speakers who addressed the Two Islands: Brexit and the Future of Europe event:
• Hans-Hartwig Blomeier, Director London Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
• Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General, European Movement International
• Vanessa Glynn, Chair, European Movement in Scotland
• James MacCleary, Campaign Director, European Movement UK
• Ian Parsley, Chair, European Movement Northern Ireland
• Noelle O Connell, Executive Director, European Movement Ireland