Think tank

Bruges Group

London, United Kingdom

The Bruges Group is an independent all-party think tank. Set up in February 1989, its aim was to promote the idea of a less centralised European structure than that emerging in Brussels. Its inspiration was Margaret Thatcher's Bruges speech in September 1988, in which she remarked that "They have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them reimposed at a European level, with a European super­state exercising a new dominance from Brussels." The Bruges Group has had a major effect on public opinion, and forged links with Members of Parliament as well as with similarly minded groups in other countries. The Group also holds regular high-profile public meetings, seminars, debates and conferences. These enable influential speakers to contribute to the European debate.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.brugesgroup.com/

Address:
214 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London W1B 5TB, UK

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Organisation details

Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1989
Age (years)
Bruges Group
 32
United Kingdom average
 35
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Margaret Thatcher
Founder gender: All female
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Robert Oulds
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Robert Oulds
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Robert Oulds
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Bruges Group
 6
United Kingdom average
 52
Global average
 120

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
Bruges Group
 3
United Kingdom average
 49
Global average
 156

Social

Likes (2019)
Bruges Group
 10,312
United Kingdom average
 14,307
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2016)
Bruges Group
 1,798
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Bruges Group
 22,200
United Kingdom average
 24,104
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2017)
Bruges Group
 6,508
Followers (2016)
Bruges Group
 5,846
Subscribers (2019)
Bruges Group
 534
United Kingdom average
 12,496
Global average
 5,924
Subscribers (2016)
Bruges Group
 79
Followers (2019)
Bruges Group
 214
United Kingdom average
 1,976
Global average
 8,194
Followers (2019)
Bruges Group
 123
United Kingdom average
 5,498
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 12/02/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s entry in wikipedia, Organisation´s website
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