Delegation of the European Union to Ecuador

Strengthening EU-US Relations with Four New Projects

02/03/2021 - 20:34
Grants

The Delegation of the European Union to the United States is pleased to announce that it has granted to distinguished partners funding for projects in support of strengthening transatlantic relations. For the next two years, these four grants will promote a broad range of opportunities for Americans and Europeans to engage and deepen their understanding on a range of issues that are of common interest and concern.


MEET EU: Making Encounters, Engaging Transatlanticists
Coordinated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh (PITT) and Florida International University (FIU), this project introduces young Americans along the East Coast to the EU through model EU simulations, a Brussels-Luxemburg study tour for educators, an EU Film Festival and short film competition, a community road show, and expert career panels.
 
Engaging the New Generation of Transatlanticists
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in partnership with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) will organize throughout the United States a series of diverse and engaging activities on the EU to inform and engage the next generation of American leaders and traditionally under-represented groups. Activities include an essay contest, study tour, town hall meetings, blog post/social media contest, and transatlantic political-military game.  
 
TRAnsatlantic Civil society dialogues with Key policy STAkeholdeRs  (TRACKSTAR)
The Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) together with James Madison University (JMU) and the Lares Institute will encourage transatlantic dialogue and cooperation between non-governmental organisations and interest groups representing diverse constituencies on both sides of the Atlantic. Seven distinct working groups will tackle a range of policy areas, including climate change, energy, the circular economy and biodiversity, digital economy, trade and investment, democracy and transparency, and regulatory cooperation.
 
Transatlantic Working Group on the Future of Work
Bruegel AISBL (BA) in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) will establish a working group of transatlantic experts to exchange best practices, build strategic alliances and provide analysis and recommendations on new developments and challenges in the field of work and employment.
 
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