Why Europe? The left’s answer

Park Crescent Conference Centre, International students house, near 229 Great Portland St

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Thank you to all those who attended our Europe Conference on Saturday 16th February. The day attracted over 200 delegates and saw great debates from participants from a variety of backgrounds.

If you’d like to read Douglas Alexander’s speech, please click here.

You can also find the results of our Europe poll here.


We’ll be asking if the British left has a problem engaging with Europe and, if so, how can this be resolved. This year’s keynote speaker will be the Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP (Shadow Foreign Secretary).

Other speakers include: Peter Kellner (President, YouGov), Mary Honeyball MEP, Natalie Bennett (Leader of the Green Party), Roger Liddle (Policy Network) and Roberta Guerrina (School of Politics, University of Surrey)

The event will take place on 16th February at the Park Crescent Conference Centre (click here for a map), International Student House, 229 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PN and registration will start from 10:00 with speeches starting at around 11:00. The price of your ticket also includes a sandwich lunch and refreshments.

Click here for a full timetable.

Tickets are £5 for members/concessions and £10 for non-members. A full list of speakers and a timetable for the day will be announced in the new year.

Special Offer: If you purchased a ticket for our 2013 Fabian New Year Conference you can buy a ticket for ‘Why Europe?’ for just £3. 

Speaker Update: Alongside Douglas Alexander we can also confirm that John Jungclaussen (London Correspondent, Die Zeit), Andrew Harrop (General Secretary, Fabian Society), Richard Howitt MEP, Natalie Bennett (Leader of the Green Party), Mike Gapes MP, Vicky Pryce (FTI Consulting), Steven Woolfe (UKIP), Roger Liddle (Policy Network), Charles Grant (Centre for European Reform)and Marcus Roberts (Deputy General Secretary, Fabian Society) will be joining us.

Concessions are those who are either retired, unemployed, unwaged, registered disabled and students.

Join the debate on twitter using: #FabEU

Tickets are now off sale: There will a limited number of returns available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early and bring exact money with you.

nb: the New Year Conference special offer has now expired.


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