Press Release

The Union of European Federalists launches today the last stage of their campaign for the 2019 European elections by releasing a Manifesto for the European elections (For a Federal Europe : Sovereign, Democratic, Social), a pledge for candidates to the European Parliament, and a pledge for citizens to express their support to federalist proposals.

"We invite candidates to the European Parliament and citizens across Europe to express their support to a Federal Europe, a sovereign, democratic and social Europe. We want citizens to say strongly «I choose Europe» and go and vote at the European elections next 23-26 May, against the project of nationalists and populists to dismantle our Europe, but also against a European status quo that is not sustainable any longer. We call citizens to vote for candidates who clearly express their support for a bold European relaunch and reforms towards a federal Europe" says Sandro Gozi, President of the Union of European Federalists.

UEF sections all over Europe are organising street actions, debates, stands to mobilize citizens to go and vote for a Federal Europe. 

All documents are available on the UEF website, where visibility will be given to candidates to the European Parliament who sign the federalist pledge, and where citizens have the possibility to sign directly online to support the campaign/to express their support to federalist proposals.

Here the campaign page with the Manifesto and here with the Pledge.


The Union of European Federalists (UEF) is a pan-European, non-governmental political organisation dedicated to the promotion of European political unity. For more than 70 years UEF has been a leading voice in the promotion of European unity and an early campaigner for key milestones in the development of the European Communities and then the European Union. With 25 national sections and over 400 local groups across Europe, UEF promotes a federal Europe among citizens and political representatives at all levels of government. More on: www.federalists.eu

Sandro GOZI is the President of Union of European Federalists, he was the Secretary of State for European Affairs in the Renzi and Gentiloni Governments (2014-2018) and Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (2006-2018). Prior to that, he was a diplomat and then spent more than a decade in the European institutions notably as a European Commission official (1996-2000) and then as member of the Cabinet of European Commission President Romano Prodi (2000-2004) and advisor to European Commission President Jose Barroso.


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