Building support for Europe in Scotland

The European Movement in Scotland (EMiS) campaigns to see Scotland back in the European Union, whether as part of the United Kingdom or in an independent Scotland.

EMiS membership is open to all who believe that the benefits of being in the EU are of fundamental importance to our success and our place in the world. We have members from across the mainstream political spectrum. Many members have no party-political affiliation. Full membership costs just £3 a month. It is lower for seniors and free to students in full-time education.

Keeping the spirit alive

Returning to the EU is a long-term project. Our job is to keep alive the spirit of European economic and political integration, while supporting closer ties of trade, business, education, science and technology, culture and kinship with the peoples and nations of Europe.

The roots of today’s European Union lie in the two world wars that devastated the continent in the 20th century. They cost the lives of over 80 million people, witnessed genocide on an industrial scale and laid waste to cities and economies. After WW2, people of vision understood that closer economic ties between European nations would reduce the reasons for war and create lasting stability and greater prosperity.

Thus, was born what was to become the European Union. Today, it’s 27 member states are home to 447 million people. That’s about 6% of the global population. The EU is the world’s largest and most affluent integrated market for goods and services.

In addition to the promoting free and fair trade, the EU develops law and programmes to support sustainability, protect human and civil rights, combat poverty, promote human health and, increasingly, to enhance the security of Europe in the face of rising regional and global tensions.

Take a tour through our website for more information on EMiS and our activities.

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Blog

  • Celebrating 75 years of the European Movement
    Sometimes good things can come from bad things, and as we ponder the 75 years of our European Movement, it’s important to reflect on what it came from. That, of course, was the tragedy, the misery, the inhumanity of World War II. Our movement grew out of a yearning amongst… Read More »
  • Another bad week for Brexit – media digest
    In the week that the US investment bank Goldman Sachs says Brexit is costing 5% of UK GDP, the full impact of the UK being a “third country” begins to be felt. You’ll find links to a range of Brexit stories here. Dover’s Port Health Authority threatens legal action over… Read More »
  • Alyn Smith MP becomes HOnorary Vice President
    “It’s down to organisations like EMiS to keep the flame burning for an open, democratic and inclusive Europe” says Alyn Smith. Stirling SNP MP Alyn Smith has accepted the European Movement in Scotland’s invitation to become its fourth serving vice president. He joins MSPs Sarah Boyack (Labour), Patrick Harvie (Scottish… Read More »
  • Protect democracy in Serbia, ensure free and fair elections
    The mounting evidence that last December’s parliamentary elections in Serbia were not free and fair is consistent with the democratic decline experienced by a country that has been on the path to EU accession for a while.  The serious irregularities that marred the electoral process, both in the days before the polls and… Read More »
  • EMiS President David Martin warns of Brexit ‘Silence’
    Our president, David Martin, recently gave an interview to The National newspaper. We are delighted that The National has unlocked its paywall to allow EMiS members and supporters access to the interview.   The interview is available here.… Read More »

Upcoming Events

  • Day for Rejoin

    23 March 2024

    ‘Day For Rejoin’ is about getting you Rejoiners all together in your...

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Podcasts and Videos

European Conversations

The UK, Scotland & the EU: A European Parliament View

European Conversations
European Conversations
The UK, Scotland & the EU: A European Parliament View
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The latest European Conversations podcast. This episode is in conversation with Susanne Oberhauser, Director of the European Parliament Liaison Office in the UK. We discuss a range of topics: what… Read More »

More episodes here.

Webinars and Livestreams

Posted on 30/11/2023
‘Our Star’ was created to promote European values, with an emphasis on peace and unity. In autumn 2023 the Star left its home at the European …

Posted on 30/11/2023
‘Our Star’ was created to promote European values, with an emphasis on peace and unity. In autumn 2023 the Star left its home at the European …

More livestreams and webinars here.

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