Methodist Central Hall
Download latest draft programme: (19 Jan version below).
UKPEN letter with announcement.
("UKPEN letter" is a link to the letter.)
Link to register: https://buytickets.at/leedsforeurope/333532/r/ukpen
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Programme updated on 1 Jan 2020:
Where Now for Remain?
The Grassroots for Europe Conference 25 January 2020
11.00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
11.10 Keynote Speech
11.30 What Were They Thinking? – public attitudes to Brexit and Boris Johnson
12.00 [Session A] Learning Lessons –
the grassroots view of the post-referendum campaign
12.00 [Session B] The Post-truth Age – can we bring trust & honesty back to politics?
12.00 [Session C] A Hostile Environment –
defending EU citizens in the UK & UK citizens in the EU
12.45 Feedback from Breakout Sessions
13.00 Lunch Break
14.00 [Session A] Brexit Isn’t “Getting Done”! – exposing Brexit’s failings
14.00 [Session B] Let’s Stay Friends – building new links & partnerships with Europe
14.00 [Session C] Electoral Reform – can we fix Britain without it?
15.00 [Session A] Getting Ourselves Organised – who is going to lead the fightback?
15.00 [Session B] A Pro-European UK Parliament – can we get one by 2024?
15.00 [Session C] Radical Protest – learning from Extinction Rebellion’s methods
16.00 Coffee Break
16.15 Feedback from Workshops 16.45 Closing Keynote Speech 17.00 Conference Close
Letter dated 26 December 2019 at 18:23
*** ANNOUNCEMENT ***
Where does the Pro-EU Movement go from here?
A major Grassroots-led conference
London, 25 January 2020
Crowdfunder (please ask your groups to contribute):
It goes without saying that we are all devastated by the result of the General Election on 12 December. Clearly, we all need time to absorb the implications and to discuss the situation with our fellow Remainers, before picking ourselves up and working out how to move forward.
However, we cannot afford to let the disillusionment of our supporters turn to disengagement. We have built an extraordinary movement over the last 3 years - the strongest pro-European movement in Europe. We must preserve what we have built and move quickly, but with care, to providing a new sense of purpose for our campaigners.
With this in mind, Grassroots for Europe are proposing that we hold a national conference, in London, on Saturday, 25 January 2020 - to which all pro-European campaigners will be invited - to take stock and start to formulate a strategy for our movement going forward.
Please mark the date in your diary now. We are currently sourcing a venue and will announce details in the New Year.
We will be making contact with all of the other pro-EU campaign organisations, including the European Movement, Best for Britain, the People's Vote constituent organisations, as well as non-aligned campaign groups to bring all stakeholders together.
If you know of anyone at all - whether campaigners, politicians, journalists or anyone with something to contribute to creating our new strategy - who we should involve in this conference, then please forward this email to them, ask them to make themselves available, and put them in touch with me so I can formally invite them.
If you can help in any other way with organising this conference, please could you get in touch. We need to choose and book a suitable venue, promote the event, arrange speakers and an Agenda and generally start the debates that we need to have both before, during and after the conference. Please click the link below to offer your assistance, letting me know how you can help.
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