About Roger Casale
Roger Casale is the founder and CEO of New Europeans, an award-winning pro-European civil rights organisation based in Brussels and London. In 2017 he won the Financial Times Future of Britain Award for his proposal for a Green Card for Europe to ring-fence the rights and status of EU27 citizens in the UK and Britons in the EU post-Brexit. He has also won awards in France and Germany for his work as a civil rights activist, including the Schwarzkopf Europe Award with New Europeans and the CiDAN award for European citizenship and human rights. On 1 November 2018, New Europeans co-hosted a 25th-anniversary commemoration of the coming into effect of the Maastricht Treaty in the Limburg Provincial Government Building where the original treaty was signed. Before starting New Europeans in 2013, Roger worked in the industry for the Italian multi-national companies Leonardo and Telespazio/VEGA. From 1997-2005 he was a Member of Parliament for the seat of Wimbledon. He was the first Labour MP to represent the seat since 1945. He served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Foreign Office between 2002 and 2005 and was on the original steering group for the Apfeldoorn conference, a high-level bi-lateral conference bringing together British and Dutch participants from the politics, academics, business and the media. Roger lives in Italy and travels extensively in Europe for speaking engagements and to develop the New Europeans network. In 2009 he was made a Commander of the Italian Republic by President Giorgio Napolitano.