Delegation of the European Union 
to the United States

Events

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The Delegation's focus extends well beyond government-to-government dealings and includes a large array of events from the policy-oriented, to cultural activities, to educational fora. Some are organized by the Delegation; others are hosted by EU Member States, think tanks, universities, and others. To this end, the Delegation also works closely with the European-American Cultural Foundation (EACF) and the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC). Please visit our separate events calendar via events.euintheus.org.

Here, we present a broad oversight of events in the United States that are pertinent to the European Union. It’s a great opportunity to learn about Europe without leaving home!

Please check below for an overview of our event series. 

EU Open House

Each year on the Saturday closest to May 9, EU Member State embassies and the EU Delegation in Washington, DC, open their doors to the public and showcase their finest, offering an insider’s view of the embassy, its culture, its people, its food, and its “ways”.

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EUMC

This increasingly popular month of diverse cultural events in the DC metro area encompasses activities ranging from dance to theater to concerts, and art exhibits and lectures. Events in the DC metro area—mostly free of charge—take place at exceptional venues including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Gallery of Art, and the U.S. Library of Congress—each representing some of the capital’s most iconic settings for creative cultural expression.

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This mostly monthly series of free programs is offered from September through June at the EU Delegation. Programs span an array of performances, from mime, to dance, to travel lectures, to culinary demonstrations, to music, and more, with content typically developed in consultation with EU member countries.

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AFIfilmEU
Each year since 1987, the American Film Institute (AFI) and the EU Delegation have combined efforts to present the very best in contemporary European cinema. Typically scheduled over two to three weeks in December, the program features award-winning movies and box office hits prominently among the screenings.

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Since 2007, this autumn festival presents some of Europe’s most talented children’s entertainers during two weeks of free activities throughout the DC metro area. Performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, puppetry, dance, magic, and cinema are featured thanks to the combined efforts of the 28 EU Member States, the EU Delegation, and the European-American Cultural Foundation, in collaboration with more than 30 cultural institutions in the Washington, DC area.

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The European Union Delegation to the United States is present at South by Southwest (SXSW) with its “EU@SXSW” venue – the go-to place for a European perspective on cutting-edge technologies, creative thinking and innovation.

EU@SXSW offers interactive panel discussions, film presentations, and technology demonstrations from some of Europe’s hottest start-ups. Visitors can also relax and mingle over European coffee and pastries on the EU@SXSW networking lawn.

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EU Rendez-Vous
The EU Rendez-Vous series features senior EU and US leaders discussing the 21st century’s most significant issues, from foreign policy and the global economy to energy security, human rights and culture.

Through candid and vibrant debates about the critical issues facing the transatlantic relationship today, EU Rendez-Vous events strengthen the enduring relationship between the United States, the European Union, and the EU’s Member States.

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Every year, the EU and its Member states run a global climate diplomacy outreach campaign so as to maintain momentum for climate action and showcase success stories.

In 2017, the European Climate Diplomacy Week took place from 19 to 30 June and will consist in multiple events worldwide and an online campaign around the hashtag #ClimaDiplo.

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In addition to the regular events, a number of ad hoc events occur throughout the year, including rotating art exhibits, national day celebrations, marking milestones, such as Croatia’s accession to the EU.

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