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York for Europe

Celebrating the European city of York

York for Europe's Mission 

We maintain that the UK, having left the EU, will have its best interests served by retaining a close as possible relationship with the EU, its peoples and its cultures. This site will serve as a bulletin board, a village pump, and information and interest exchange. The aim of this site it to keep alive our already close ties with the countries of Europe which, we maintain, were more easily facilitated when the UK was a member of the EU. We will also share any difficulties that arise from terminating membership and solutions to problems where they exist. Also, we will share advantages of leaving the union should they arise...

Our fight continues....
We are standing up for European rights, standards and values in the UK”
If you visit the AI site called ChatGBT and ask it the question, "What is York for Europe?" You get the following answer, which I think is rather cool....

"York for Europe is a pro-European Union campaign group based in the city of York, United Kingdom. The group advocates for maintaining close ties with the European Union and promoting the benefits of EU membership. York for Europe engages in various activities such as organizing events, campaigns, and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of the UK's relationship with the EU. The group aims to provide a platform for individuals in York and surrounding areas to voice their support for European cooperation and unity."

Anglo-French Memorial Service at Elvington Air Museum


A memorial service was held at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington near York to mark the 80th year anniversary of the deployment of two French Heavy Bomber Squadrons at RAF Elvington in 1944.


flag at elvington

Photoshoot follow-up ~ visit to Dijon

Our friends from the Dijon art organisation Ombradipeter, photographer Monique Serna and art director Vincenzo Cirillo, invited four of us to Dijon to take part in the opening of Exposition « York vue par les cœurs » .  see 

For some informal snaps of Dijon taken during our recent visit to Dijon,  see 

York for Europe now need to discuss how and where we mount the photos from their photoshoot, and even if we arrange a return match and go to Dijon for a similar creative photo spree.

More information and informal highlights

one of the exhibits
Free movement of EU citizens and their family members: An overview

Directive 2004/38/EC (also known as the Citizens' Rights Directive or alternatively the Free Movement Directive) establishes the conditions under which European Union (EU) citizens and their family members.

Monthly meeting of York for Europe

It was decided at our last meeting that it would be fun to actually meet again in person; not on Zoom.

So, our next meeting on the 25th June will be at 7.30pm
at the Friargate Quaker Meeting house, Friargate, York, YO1 9RL

Survival Notes - page under construction - assistance with links for travellers to the EU and EU citizens in the UK

Survival notes

Politicians are being dishonest...

Michael Hestletine explains why

Welcome to york sign showing recent Twin additions. Follow this link for some photographs of all the Welcome to the City of York signs
York for Europe and the York Twinning Committees of Dijon and Münster have been working with Cllr Christian Vassie and staff of York Council to see the Twin Cities acknowledged on our welcome signs. The entire project has been financed by donations from York for Europe and the Twinning Committees. Full marks to the Council and CPMedia for a prompt and impressive job well done.

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