The European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) is a conservative, non-federalist political group in the European Parliament. The group currently comprises 57 MEPs, making it the fifth largest group in the Parliament.
New Direction is a free market, euro-realist foundation established in 2010 and based in Brussels. It is the AECR’s think-tank.
European Young Conservatives (EYC) is the AECR’s youth wing and a leading centre-right youth movement. It comprises 20 political youth organisations from 16 different countries and territories, representing some 100,000 members.
The AECR is committed to furthering the principles of the Prague Declaration and actively seeks fundamental reform of the European Union.
We regularly invite academics, parliamentarians and political active citizens to address current issues affecting the centre-right movement. In this way we are strengthening our relationship with the broader society.
Our Social Action Projects engage parliamentarians in activities such as refurbishing schools or improving recreational facilities, specifically in areas suffering from armed conflict. Bringing together parliamentarians in this way helps to improve political relations across borders.