European Movement International (EMI)

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The European Movement is the largest pan-European network of pro-European organisations. It is present in 39 countries and encompasses 36 International Associations, bringing together European civil society, business, trade unions, NGOs, political parties, local authorities and academia.

Founded 70 years ago, the EMI has continuously advocated in favour of European co-operation and integration, based on the principles of peace, democracy, liberty, solidarity, equality, justice, the respect for human rights and the rule of law.

Today the European Movement seeks to provide a platform to encourage and facilitate the active participation of citizens and stakeholders from a cross-section of sectors in the development of European solutions to our common challenges. It offers thought leadership on the issues that confront Europe; seeks to inform the debates on our Union’s future, involve citizens and stakeholders in the decisions that affect them and influence policy-makers in favour of an open, inclusive, transparent and united Europe.


The European Movement aims to be the place where civil society, business, trade unions, NGOs, political parties, local authorities and academia come together to craft a way forward for the European Union. The EMI seeks to develop new ideas to address the challenges we face, be it economic or political. It wants to spark debate on the EU’s architecture and develop forward-looking proposals on how to govern our affairs at the European level.

EMI members are engaged in the daily business of influencing policy-making in the areas that affect them.

Related programmes

Modes of action

  • development of teaching material
  • meetings, exchanges, assemblies
  • diffusion of best pratices creation of labels
  • non-governmental, citizen democracy
  • research, analysis
  • expertise
  • training
  • networking of actors
  • mobilization, rally
  • advocacy, lobbying, influence strategy
  • media actions: pamphlet, opinion paper, campaign
  • legal and citizen watch, diffusion of information
  • books, reviews publishing

Target audience

  • citizens
  • international institutions

Thematic areas

  • migration
  • peace
  • democracy
  • citizenship
  • culture
  • governance
  • law and justice
  • economy
  • education
  • environment
  • research and technological innovation
  • Climate energy