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February 2016





Nationally: The European Movement is using social media to build large networks for students, scientists, environmentalists and other groups.  Take a look by visiting the Students for Europe, Scientists for Europe and Environmentalists for Europe pages on facebook and check out their websites, and look for them on YouTube and Twitter.

The European Movement’s own national web site is flourishing with a wealth of news and information.  If you haven’t visited recently take a look –

Social Media: This is going to be very important in deciding the outcome of the referendum vote. We encourage you all to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.    Please join in – it really is very easy and we are already reaching lots more people. For us it is early days but we are excited by the potential.

Locally:  We have been busy!

Street Campaigning  November saw a dozen people out in the streets of Winchester conducting a street survey with Lib Dem MEP Catherine Bearder. January has seen more of us out on the streets of Farnborough with the Stronger IN campaign and again in Camberley this month. Join us Saturday 20th Feb – when we again plan to be out with Stronger IN in Winchester, Eastleigh and the Fleet area.                                                    If you are willing to help then let us know – email: 

House Parties  Events where a host invites friends and neighbours to their house or another venue and gives everyone permission to ‘talk politics in polite company’ and a knowledgeable speaker is on hand to answer questions.   We plan to organise more of these as they help persuade the ‘undecideds’ and enthuse the already committed.        If you are interested in coming along to one to see how they work –

email Julian: 

Talks & School debates   We have four local speakers who have spoken as far apart as Farnborough and Dorchester to talk at schools and business network meetings.  These are a great way to influence people. We are always looking for new speaking opportunities – if you know any group that might like a speaker, either for a talk or a debate then tell our events organiser - email: 



Letters to the Papers Another way we can get our message out. We have a number of enthusiastic correspondents but encourage all of you too to take up your pens.

For tips & hints on getting your letter publishedemail Linda ( )


Now is the time to actively help the campaign - from wearing a friendship badge to being one of our speakers - we can all make a difference – YOU can make a difference. Please tell us how you will help. Message us on Facebook, email us  or call us on 07876 656954 - we want to hear from you!


Are you confused by all the campaigns?  Don’t worry!  You can register with as many different campaigning groups as you wish.

Our programme of events reaches reaches out to engage the activists in all the political parties and is designed to support the Stronger IN national campaign.


9th March       Visit to Winchester by Rt. Hon. Damian Green MP, Chairman of the Conservative Mainstream Group.

                        18.00 Talk at University of Winchester, West Downs Campus Lecture 1

                                 “Britain’sPlace in the World after the Referendum”

                        19.30  Dinner with Damian Green at the Mercure Hotel. £30/ticket.

18th March     7.00pm Green MEP, Keith Taylor speaking at Eastleigh College. 

A 4-course dinner in the East Avenue Restaurant.   £25/ticket.

14th April        7.00pm Labour MP, Alan Whitehead speaking at Eastleigh College.

A 4-course dinner in the East Avenue Restaurant.   £25/ticket.

19th May         7.00pm Conservative MP, Neil Carmichael speaking at Eastleigh College. A 4-course dinner in the East Avenue Restaurant.   £25/ticket.

Please support these events by inviting friends to come with you.

We have also assisted the University of Winchester with two events which explore the impact of national identity and faith on European issues and voters’ support for the Union. These feature top line speakers and promise to be most interesting.

12th March     “England and the European Union”, a colloquium at University of Winchester.  Why are the English the most likely to vote Leave? Academic and political speakers explore this from a range of perspectives.

9th April          “Keeping Faith in the EU?”, a one-day conference at the University of Winchester exploring the Christian Principles and values that underpin the European Union and their relevance today.

More details and tickets are available from the University web site and are posted on our Facebook page