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


Wednesday, 20 September 2023 from 8:00 until 10:00 hrs


CO2 storage in the NZIA: Mind the gap to the 2030 target”


Welcome and Introduction:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group



Christian EHLER MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Mechthild WOERSDOERFER, Deputy Director-General, DG ENER, European Commission

Francois-Régis MOUTON de LOSTALOT LASALLE, Regional Director Europe, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP)


(this debate is held under Chatham House Rules)




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Due to unexpected reasons, we have to CANCEL our Brussels Debate foreseen for


Wednesday, 20 September 2023 at 13:00 hrs 


We will inform you soon about the new date of the this Debate. We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope to see you at a future lunch debate of the Kangaroo Group.



Wednesday, 20 September 2023 at 13:00 hrs in the European Parliament, Salon Privé/Restaurant des Députés


"From Crisis to Preparedness: Building a sustainable CBRN defence capacity”

Lessons from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and imperatives for the next European Commission



Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group.



Hans DAS, Director, DG ECHO, European Commission

Mario DI GENNARO, Head of Competence Center EU Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.

Laura COCHRANE, Vice President for Global Medical Affairs, Emergent


Other speakers to be confirmed.




Please note that this event is a paying event, the  contribution is :
20€ for MEPs, EU-officials, Kangaroo Group Members and 90€ for Non-Members  – to be paid in cash at the reception desk in front of the venue –


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Working Group Financial Services


Wednesday, 27 September 2023 at 13:00 hrs

in the European Parliament, Salon Privé/Restaurant des Députés.


„The Retail Investment Package – will it encourage EU citizens to invest in their Future ?“



Stéphanie YON-COURTIN MEP, Renew/France, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
John BERRIGAN, Director-General, DG FISMA, European Commission

Benjamin QUATRE, Director in charge of European, International Public Affairs and Export Finance, French Banking Federation (FBF)
Georg J. HUBER, Head of the Representation to the EU, Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband (DSGV)
Miguel MAGEM AMBROSIO, Global Head of Sales & Distribution, Allianz SE
Jean Plattard, General Representative to the EU, Generali


The debate will be moderated by David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group.



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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 

We are transparent and registered:


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Kangaroo Group - Programme 2022
Kangaroo Group - Programme_2022.pdf
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