Berkshire for Europe

Affiliated with the European Movement UK and Grassroots for Europe

About us

We're a group of ordinary exasperated people looking at the UK and doing our bit to drag it back into the European Union (EU). 

As a non-partisan group, we hail from all political and non-political backgrounds, united by being European and aiming to make a difference.

What do we do?

Local events
We take a pitch and support:

We also organise social events for our supporters, such as pub evenings and evening walks in the summer.

Social media

Local pro-EU groups have 15,000 members. Find us on Facebook and X (Twitter)!

National Rejoin - Day of Action

On the 23rd March 2024, Berkshire for Europe  took to the streets of Reading outside the Town Hall as part of the National Rejoin March - Day of Action. Despite the showers and hail, they were able to engage with members of the public, local politicians and those who would want to campaign to become closer to the European Union by rejoining the Single Market and Customs Union. 

Also discussion on the various issues encountered by musicians, exporters and educational establishments etc. It looks as if it's generally accepted that Brexit was a disaster for the country and the group experienced no heckling, which was the case back in 2015-2020.

Thoughts are now with hope that a new incoming government can start to repair some of the damage.  

Street stalls
Hearing what other people think is fascinating, even if they are Brexiteers! It is always interesting to ask a leaver exactly which EU regulation they objected to – and wait for the answer… Today, we focus on helping people to understand EU legislation, such as the ECHR, how it was and is beneficial to the UK, and how we are poorer for our divergence. We also encourage people to register to vote and exercise their democratic right. Talking to strangers might sound intimidating but most people are amiable in real life. 

Social Events
We have organised many social events such as pub evenings, coffee mornings and strolls around the University grounds or the River Thames giving our members and supporters the chance to speak about the issues caused by the 2016 referendum results and what we can do to help. We welcome other campaigning groups to join us as well for some interesting conversations. Future events can be found on our Facebook Social Page.

Dancing outside the Royal Albert Hall

This was part of the National Rejoin March II held on 23rd September 2023 where Steve Rouse from Swindon for Europe rallied his troupe of dancers outside the Royal Albert Hall

Bastille Day with the Reading Mayor

Berkshire for Europe takes part every year in the Bastille festivities at Forbury Gardens in Reading. It's a celebration of good food and entertainment and, of course, discussions about the UK relationship with its neighbouring countries.

We attract many young people from around Europe who are affected by the calamity of leaving the EU without a credible plan. We were also pleased when Reading Mayor, Tony Page, stopped by to say hello.

On the way to the National Rejoin March II in London

Many local people joined us to attend the National Rejoin March II on 23rd September 2023. This is one group at Reading Station who were joined by other groups from around Berkshire and by tens of thousands from all parts of the UK and Europe to march across the capital calling for unity with the EU and reminding the nation that this issue is still very much alive!

Read the coverage of our group in the Reading Today local paper!


Register to vote

Please encourage your friends and relations to register to vote. 

It's particularly important that the voice of the younger generation is heard – they will feel the impact of the calamity of Brexit hardest and together can aim to reverse it.

European Movement UK

The European Movement UK is an independent all-party pressure group in the UK that campaigns for a close relationship with the EU and to ensure that European values, standards, and rights are upheld in British law post-Brexit. It is part of the European Movement International which pushes for a "democratic, federal, enlarged EU". It is the most prominent pro-Europe group in Britain. 

Berkshire for Europe represents the European Movement UK in Berkshire

Help the local fight to reverse the calamity of Brexit

Funds are used for our web presence, street and festival stalls, and to print the leaflets and stickers distributed at our events.