United Europe is a pro-European organization that aims to build and support a Europe that can ensure peace, liberty and prosperity for the next generations. We want Europe to remain competitive in the world – ideologically, politically and economically. We oppose the trends towards centralism and bureaucracy. Europe will only thrive if it respects the diversity of its peoples and cultures. Our goal is to improve understanding among nations.
United Europe organises lectures, conferences, research projects and seminars for its members, addressing topics that are key to the future of Europe. Its members derive from all industries and all parts of society. Of particular importance are our CEO Roundtables and Young Professionals Seminars that connect experts across the EU to work on solutions to current EU challenges.
United Europe does not represent any political or economic individual interests and is financed exclusively by membership fees and donations.
United Europe was established in 2013 at the initiative of prominent European figures from business, politics and academia. It was initiated by Wolfgang Schüssel, the former Austrian Chancellor, together with the German entrepreneur, Jürgen Grossmann, who serves as its Treasurer.
WHY UNITED EUROPE?
by Jürgen Großmann
More and more companies and executive board members realise how important it is to speak out in public for Europe, to defend themselves against prevailing anti-European movements and to work for the advantages of a free, competitive, diverse and united Europe.
But it is far from enough.
We, the European companies, in particular benefit from the unity of Europe. And with us are millions of workers, service providers, freelancers, students, artists and their families. We have to fight for the stability of the EU so that it can realise its potential and secure its future. The EU is the prerequisite for living in peace, freedom and prosperity in a democratic Europe.
The success of the European Union is undisputed and is recognised by the vast majority of Europeans. We need the EU in order to adequately meet the global challenges. Only together we can develop and implement solutions for future issues; only together we can set global standards.
As responsible executive board members and entrepreneurs, we have to be active and courageous in our support for the European idea. Merely watching and listening is not enough. We must live and defend our European ideals and work to reform the EU where it still has weaknesses. Let us together define how we imagine a subsidiary, transparent and lean Europe.
Through platforms such as our CEO Roundtable, lectures and the Young Professionals Program, as well as through support of and cooperation with other pro-European organisations, United Europe offers a good opportunity to engage in positive discussion and to strengthen the united Europe. We need you, the European executive board members and entrepreneurs, to support us.
It’s worth it!
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