Roger Casale

Director of The New Europeans AISBL

Roger Casale is the Director of The New Europeans AISBL, a civil rights NGO based in Brussels which promotes European citizenship and CEO of New Europeans Association Ltd in the UK.Previously he ran a government affairs consultancy with clients in Europe and the United States. He has lived, worked and studied in Oxford, London, Munich, Berlin and Bologna.

From 1997-2005 he was the Labour Member of Parliament for Wimbledon, and between 2002 and 2005 a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the British Foreign Office. He left the Labour party in 2017 to campaign for pro-European candidates in the UK General election on behalf of a new organisation called Yes2Europe.

In 2009, he was made Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for services to British-Italian relations. In February 2017, Roger won the Financial Times Future of Britain Award for his article „A Green Card for Europe“ . In March he also won the Sheila MacKechnie Foundation People’s Choice Award ​for his leadership of the campaign to give unilateral guarantees to UK citizens in the EU and EU citizens in the UK following the Brexit vote.

Roger is a visiting speaker at universities and conferences on Brexit and the future of Europe. He is active in an advisory role in both the private and not-for-profit sectors and is a board member of the Europe’s People’s Forum. He blogs at: http://www.neweuropeans.net .