THE EU IS LOOKING AFTER 'OUR STAR'. HELP FUND IT.

THE EU IS LOOKING AFTER 'OUR STAR'.
THIS SHOWS THEIR COMMITMENT TO OUR REJOINING.
PLEASE HELP FUND IT AND OUR MISSION TOWARDS US ONE DAY REJOINING.;

Those who support the project, will be entered onto a Donors Register which will be held with the UK’s Star of European Unity in the European Parliament in Brussels. 

The UK's STAR OF EUROPEAN UNITY, colloquially called ‘Our Star’,  is a symbol, or ‘talisman’, of the founding values of the European Union of Unity and Peace, that has been made to symbolise the Star that 'fell off' the Flag of Europe when we left the EU, and hence 'our' place in Europe.   On the 18th May we took 'OUR STAR' from Jacques Tilley's workshop in Dussledorf to The European Parliament in Brussels where it was to be endorsed by the MEP's. They liked it so much they asked to keep it and display it until the day we re-join. This shows their commitment to us re-joining. It now stands in the European Parliament to symbolise that hope that we will reunite in the future. A slightly smaller replica of that star has now been made and has come to the UK to act as its emissary.  


During the last year, the European Union has held the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFE), involving 800 citizens from throughout the EU in a programme of citizens assemblies.  In their Final Outcome Report  they have made 49 recommendations with over 300 new measures for implementation by the EU Institutions. This Report was officially launched by the Presidents of the European Parliament, Commission and Council, at a Europe Day ceremony on May 9th and charts the evolution of the European Union  under the authority of the three Presidents.   The full report can be access here .

The mission for the UK's Future within Europe, is to promote the EU and publicise the recommendations of the CoFE Report, so that citizens of the UK understand the future foreseen by EU citizens. When the response to the CoFE proposals is positive, we should seek to take an equal and active part in that Future of Europe.  This is a long-term mission and we are working, and seeking, funding in phases.
 
The first phase involved the creation of Our Star - in the workshop of Jacques Tilly, the sculptor who made the floats used at the anti-Brexit marches - and transported to the European Parliament in Brussels.  There, on 18th May 2022, Our Star was unveiled at a ceremony hosted by Terry Reintke, MEP, Co-Chair of the UK-EU Friendship Group and presented to MEPs for endorsement to signal that they support our mission to reunite with the EU one day.  See photographs above.  
 
Two events are planned for Phase 2:  Our Star will host a panel debate on the CoFE Outcome Report in June, with noted British politicians and experts considering the topics that dominate the CoFE Outcome, and secondly on the 31st July,  Our Star, together with the  'Thank EU for the Music' group, will be present at the Promenade concert given by the Ukraine Freedom Orchestra, to symbolise European Peace and Unity.   All events will be announced on social media.
 
Subsequent phases, starting in September 2022, are foreseen to include local and national events throughout the UK with cooperating organisations.   For more information, please visit: www.Starofeuropeanunity.uk  ;



We still have to recover the costs of the two Stars and the transportation to Brussels and the UK and also future events throughout the UK.  Those who support the project, will be entered onto a Donors Register which will be held with the UK’s Star of European Unity in the European Parliament in Brussels.  
Our fundraising seeks only what is needed for each phase, as we believe it is better to fundraise phase by phase. For the first phase we are seeking £5000, to cover the costs of creating and making the Star, transporting it to Brussels, and the UK border crossing fees and hosting the initial phase events from July to September.   We will be managing the mission with transparency, publishing our accounts in updates. Regular updates will be added to this page to record our progress.  In addition, all Donors will be recorded on a Donors Register that will become part of the Star of European Unity monument at the European Parliament.
 
We hope you will support this long-term initiative; the road to reunite with the EU will be a long one but we believe this mission will show a positive and constructive way forward to bring that day closer, and provide a talisman for the Future of the UK within the EU.
 
Please give what you can and invest in our mission for your children and the UK’s youth.
If everyone were to give just one or two pounds, we would reach our target in no time. 
 
PETER FRENCH
 
PHIL JEANES
 
OURSTAR.ORG.UK


Donations

  • Clare Noeken 
    • £50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • 2 mos
  • Peter Corr 
    • £25 
    • 2 mos
  • Nick Hill 
    • £50 
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Fundraising team (2)

PETER FRENCH 
Organizer
Raised £50 from 1 donation
Oxberry Avenue, London
Phil Jeanes 
Team member