Who we are

Another Europe Is Possible was established to campaign for a radical ‘in’ vote in the EU referendum on 23rd June 2016.

We came together as activists and campaigners to build a Europe of democracy, human rights, and social justice. We didn’t believe a British exit from the EU offered a path towards the social, citizen-led Europe we so urgently need. That’s why we said ‘stay in Europe to change Europe’.

Our campaign launched on 10th February in East London and with a letter to the Guardian backed by a wide-range of progressive voices on the left. Check out the founding statement and our list of supporters, and read some of the endorsements we’ve received for our campaign.

Would you like Another Europe to speak in your town or city? Check out the list of our spokespeople and get in touch.

After the bitter disappointment of the referendum result we have decided to continue to campaign during the period of negotiations to defend the four pillars of our campaign we highlighted as at risk from Brexit: environmental sustainability, human rights, workplace protections, and free movement. The fact is that the Leave campaign and the Tories had no plan for exit – and none was put in front of the British electorate. That’s why we are also arguing for a referendum on the terms of exit once they have been negotiated with Europe with an option to remain in the EU if the terms are rejected.

Organising group 

Michael Chessum, Momentum
Becky Luff, campaigner
Luke Cooper, academic at Anglia Ruskin University
Clare Coatman, Compass
Caroline Lucas MP, Green Party
Clive Lewis MP, Labour shadow defence
Tom Walker, Red Pepper (pc)
Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party
Andrea Pisauro, Sinistra Ecologia Libertà (UK)
Kate Hudson, Left Unity
Andrew Burgin, Left Unity
Antje Scharenberg, campaigner
Duarte Romero Varela
Laura Mackenzie, Green Party
James Moulding, campaigner
Kieron Merrett, trade unionist
Matthew Butcher, Green Party
Zoe Gardner, migrant rights activist
Salman Shaheen, editor World Weekly
Marina Prentoulis, Syriza UK
Neal Lawson, Compass
Nick Dearden, Director Global Justice Now
Sam Fowles, academic at Birmingham University

Wider supporters 
Cat Smith MP, Labour shadow minister for women
John McDonnell MP, Labour shadow chancellor
Hywel Williams MP, Plaid Cymru Westminster group leader
Lucy Anderson MEP, Labour
Claude Moraes MEP, Labour
Michael Mansfield QC, Barrister
Molly Scott Cato MEP, Green party
Julie Ward MEP, Labour party
Dave Ward, General Secretary, Communication Workers Union (CWU)
Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales
Manuel Cortes General Secretary, Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA)
Matt Wrack, General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union (FBU)
Steve Turner, Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union
Ann Pettifor, Economist
Kate Smurthwaite, Comedian
Owen Jones, author and columnist
Zoe Williams, journalist
Mary Kaldor, professor, London School of Economics
Richard Murphy, economist and tax justice campaigner
Peter Tatchell, human rights activist
John Palmer, former Europe editor, the Guardian
Billy Hayes, former general secretary, CWU
Paul Mackney, former general secretary, UCU (Natfhe)
Sahaya James NUS national executive committee
Lord Stewart Wood Labour
Deborah Hermanns, National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts
Mark Perryman, co-founder Philosophy Football
Janna Kenny, junior doctor and EU migrant worker
Mohammed Ateek, Syrian refugee, activist and PhD student
Professor Etienne Balibar Author, We The People of Europe
Sunny Hundal, journalist
Liz Davies, barrister and Labour party activist
Neil Faulkner, historian and archaeologist
Houzan Mahmoud, Kurdish feminist activist
Bill Bowring, professor of Law, Birkbeck
Niccolo Milanese, chair European Alternatives
John Christensen, tax justice campaigner
Derek Wall, Green Party International Coordinator
David Rosenberg Author, Rebel Footprints
Maryam Namazie, Human rights activist
Hannah Webb, NUS national executive
James Elliot, NUS disabled students campaign
Natalie Sedacca, human rights lawyer
George Aylett, former Labour parliamentary candidate and Youth NC member

Another Europe Is Possible ltd is a not for profit company limited by guarantee.