Think tank

Bruges Group

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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

Business model
For profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1989
Age (years)
Bruges Group
 33
United Kingdom average
 34
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Margaret Thatcher
Founder gender: All female
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2020): N/A Leader(s) (2019): Robert Oulds
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Bruges Group
 6
United Kingdom average
 54
Global average
 124

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
Bruges Group
 3
United Kingdom average
 51
Global average
 160

Social

Likes (2019)
Bruges Group
 10,312
United Kingdom average
 14,804
Global average
 24,572
Likes (2016)
Bruges Group
 1,798
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Bruges Group
 36,860
United Kingdom average
 37,142
Global average
 19,804
Followers (2021)
Bruges Group
 32,434
Followers (2019)
Bruges Group
 22,200
Subscribers (2022)
Bruges Group
 218
United Kingdom average
 12,160
Global average
 5,882
Subscribers (2021)
Bruges Group
 219
Subscribers (2019)
Bruges Group
 534
Followers (2021)
Bruges Group
 995
United Kingdom average
 17,695
Global average
 14,022
Followers (2019)
Bruges Group
 214
Followers (2019)
Bruges Group
 123
United Kingdom average
 5,588
Global average
 6,399

Data notes

Last updated: 21/01/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s entry in wikipedia, Organisation´s website
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