About us

Founded almost 50 years ago, the Conservative Group for Europe is an organisation committed to a positive and constructive approach to the UK’s role in or relationship with the European Union. You can read about the Group’s long track record of campaigning for close ties between the UK and the countries that now form the EU on our history page.

We advocate the merits of an EU built on Conservative principles of free enterprise and movement of people, goods and services, close co-operation to protect our citizens from crime and to protect our security, and a responsible and pro-active engagement in world affairs.

Our activities include hosting discussions and debates on topical European issues, publishing policy research, fostering close co-operation with centre-right parties within the EU, as well as sharing articles and speeches, and promoting a pro-European stance within the Conservative Party. We also organise youth activities through the Young CGE.

If you would like to find out more please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please consider supporting our work with a donation of your choice. If you'd like to make a donation of £500 or more please contact the CGE Treasurer at treasurer@conservativegroupforeurope.org.uk.

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