Welcome to the Kangaroo Group

The Kangaroo Group is an association with the goal to enhance European Unity around the pursuit of concrete common projects. Its main goals are the full implementation of the Internal Market, the Stability of the Euro and a common Security and Defence Policy. The association started in 1979 as an informal gathering of Members of the European Institutions from different countries and political affiliations interested in breaking down the barriers between the Member States. The Kangaroo was chosen for the name of the group due to its ability to take big jumps over any boundaries although it only has a small pouch.


Today the Kangaroo Group is an association incorporated under Belgian law as a nonprofit organisation (aisbl). It has been entered into the Transparency Register of the European Union as a Think Tank. It is open to Representatives of the European Institutions, Academia, Media and the Business Community who are interested to foster these goals. It is not an Intergroup of the European Parliament. The motto of the Kangaroo Group is free movement and security. We choose our projects in consideration of the principle of subsidiarity.

Next Events


Tuesday, 30 May 2023 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs


Helping innovation reach patients”


From shortages through to patients access to new medicines in Europe – will the

proposed revision to the pharmaceutical legislation help?


Welcome and Introduction:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group



Susana SOLÍS PÉREZ MEP, Renew Europe / Spain, Member of the Committee on Regional Development and Member of the Subcommittee on Public Health

Tomislav SOKOL MEP, EPP/Croatia, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Member on the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learned and recommendations for the Future

Csaba KONTOR, Health Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU

Stefan GIJSSELS, Chair, Patient Expert Center

Nabil DAOUD, President of Eli Lilly Spain, Portugal and Greece, Eli Lilly & Company


(this debate is held under Chatham House Rules)




(this debate is held under Chatham House Rules)


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Wednesday, 14 June 2023 at 13.00 hrs


It is with great pleasure that the Kangaroo Group invites you to its


6th L U N C H I N S T R A S B O U R G I N 2 0 2 3


« Reducing strategic dependencies of the European

Defence industrial base »


Welcome and Chair:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group



Nathalie LOISEAU, MEP, Renew Group/France, Chair of the Sub-Committee on Security and Defence and Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Timo PESONEN, Director General, DG DEFIS, European Commission

Alexandre ZIEGLER, EVP, Defence division, Safran Electronics and Defence


(Debate under Chatham House Rules)


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The Kangaroo Group aisbl
Rue Wiertz 11

tel: 0032 2 280 60 95

fax: 0032 2 280 07 84

email: office@kangaroogroup.eu

internet: www.kangaroogroup.eu 

Kangaroo Group - Programme 2022
Kangaroo Group - Programme_2022.pdf
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