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

Organisation details

Business model
For profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1989
Age (years)
Bruges Group
 35
United Kingdom average
 36
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Margaret Thatcher
Founder gender: All female
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
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
 155

Social

Likes (2019)
Bruges Group
 10,312
United Kingdom average
 14,904
Global average
 24,602
Likes (2016)
Bruges Group
 1,798
Twitter
Followers (2024)
Bruges Group
 54,900
United Kingdom average
 29,197
Global average
 18,119
Followers (2022)
Bruges Group
 36,860
Followers (2021)
Bruges Group
 32,434
Subscribers (2023)
Bruges Group
 211
United Kingdom average
 12,248
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Bruges Group
 218
Subscribers (2021)
Bruges Group
 219
Followers (2023)
Bruges Group
 1,227
United Kingdom average
 23,030
Global average
 11,185
Followers (2022)
Bruges Group
 1,145
Followers (2021)
Bruges Group
 995
Followers (2022)
Bruges Group
 225
United Kingdom average
 11,180
Global average
 16,662
Followers (2019)
Bruges Group
 123

Data notes

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