Liverpool European Festival was made possible thanks to all the community organisations and individuals supporting Europeans in Liverpool and promoting their culture.
As part of the project we wanted to create an online resource presenting Liverpool European Communities, including a database of local organisations, and the cultural activities they offer. We want the local communities to be more aware of their European neighbours, their history in the city, traditions they still celebrate and open their artistic provision.
You can see the full directory on the Organisations page and below you can read even more details about them:
Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain Liverpool Branch
The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB) is the largest representative body for Ukrainians and those who are related to Ukrainians. The Association was founded in 1946 by Ukrainians who came to Great Britain at the end of the Second World War. The purpose of the AUGB is to promote and support the interests of the Ukrainian community in the UK, to foster Ukrainian heritage, etc. It operates a network of local branches across the UK. Our Liverpool branch was created on 1 June 2022, in the aftermath of Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine. It includes a thriving and growing membership which embraces Ukrainians of all generations and all backgrounds who actively cooperate with the main organisers of Eurovision 2023.
Merseyside Polonia is a charitable organisation established in response to the needs of the new Polish Community that arrived after Poland joined EU in 2004. Initially started as a project in 2008, the organisation was formally registered in 2009 with aim of developing positive relations between the Polish Community and local residents. Merseyside Polonia works in partnership with local organisations improving access to service provision and wellbeing as well as offering individual support in crisis situations through the Help Link. Over the years, the organisation delivered many successful projects inspired by Polish and local art (films, literature, theatre, music, etc.), culture (e.g. Christmas, Easter, Midsummer workshops) and heritage (Holocaust, WWII, Battle of the Atlantic inspired events). The organisation brings together local Polish organisations and leaders through Merseyside Polonia Forum. In 2023 Merseyside Polonia initiated the Liverpool European Festival.
Migration Working Group – North West, Edge Hill University
Migration Working Group-North West (MWG-NW) brings together academics, organisations and practitioners working on migration who are either based in the North West of the UK, or researching migration in this region.
Liverpool German Stammtisch
The free informal and fun meeting point for anyone interested in speaking or learning German – or simply for Germans who would like a slice of home whilst in Liverpool.
POMOC is a grassroots political home for Eastern European migrant women and gender nonconforming people living in the UK to organise together towards dignity, power and justice. We build actionable solidarity between Polish communities and other migrant groups, while creating opportunities for anyone – at any stage of their organising journey – to grow their creative leadership and put it into action. While POMOC’s membership base is Polish women, our work reaches beyond our community, and we look for ways to support other Eastern Europeans and people with experiences of migration.
La Petite Ecole de Liverpool
La Petite Ecole de Liverpool is a school for French speakers, based in Liverpool. We deliver a Saturday morning school (for ages 4-12), and we are a community of French speakers with nationalities from all around the world who meet regularly to celebrate our diversity!