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European Union in the United States Welcome to the EU in the US page! For the official source of information about the EU Delegation, please visit www.EUintheUS.org. The EU is represented in the United States by the Washington, D.C., Delegation of the European Union, which works in close coordination with the diplomatic and consular missions of the 28 EU Member States.

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10/24/2020
Happy UN Day!

On this special #UNDay, we join in celebrating 75 years of the United Nations!

The UN and EU are natural partners. We are the world's leading proponents and defenders of multilateralism and a rules-based international order.

To the next 75 and beyond! 🎉 #UN75

10/21/2020
Schuman Challenge 2020 Preview

Our foreign policy contest for undergrads in the United States, the Schuman Challenge, has become one of our highlights of the year!

30 teams from 19 states and the District of Columbia will compete in the 2020 virtual edition next week (28-30 October).

The 3 finalists will present their strategies on a transatlantic approach toward China to a stellar panel of 3 judges:
- Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States
- Karen Donfried, President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Jim Sciutto, CNN Chief National Security Correspondent.

Watch the final live on Youtube.com/euintheus on October 30, at 5pm EDT. You'll be impressed by the skills and expertise of participants!

10/19/2020
EUintheUS Top 10 - October 19, 2020

NEWS TO KNOW, from our #EUintheUS Top 10 newsletter:

📌 The EU sanctions six individuals + one entity in relation to the assasination attempt of Alexei Navalny
📌 #KidsEUFest: Enjoy some of the best of European children’s entertainment from home
📌 EU Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis is in Washington Life Magazine highlighting EU's leadership in international pandemic recovery

...more! https://bit.ly/3dIhkF2

Our annual #KidsEUFest is now live! All events are now available on the festival's website: KidsEuroFestival.org. With m...
10/19/2020

Our annual #KidsEUFest is now live! All events are now available on the festival's website: KidsEuroFestival.org.

With more than 27 virtual events, there is something for every child! 😎

The all-virtual 2020 #KidsEUFest is here!

Travel and learn about EU 🇪🇺 cultures without a plane ticket. This year, families across the United States can experience #KidsEUFest from home with 27+ free online events covering art, music, film and more.

Thanks to our many partners for being part of this event.

All activities are now live at KidsEuroFestival.org!

10/15/2020
Tribute to NASA Earth Trailblazer

Together with our friends at ESA - European Space Agency, we had proposed to NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration to rename our joint ocean monitoring mission Sentinel 6A/Jason-CS after Dr. Michael Freilich, the former long-serving director of NASA's Earth Science Division.

The renaming ceremony took place at NASA headquarters in January https://medium.com/euintheus/transatlantic-partners-team-up-to-better-monitor-sea-level-rise-65d380527b98

Ahead of tomorrow's press conference on the launch scheduled in November, we wish to pay tribute to NASA Earth Trailblazer, who passed away in August https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDJrk1RsosQ

NASA and the entire science community mourns the loss of Dr. Michael Freilich, former Earth Science Division Director and trailblazer. Mike was a force of na...

The conflict in the Sahel region has displaced over 2.5 million people as political, economic, security, and humanitaria...
10/14/2020

The conflict in the Sahel region has displaced over 2.5 million people as political, economic, security, and humanitarian challenges intensify. How should we address these dire crises?

In partnership with CSIS Africa Program, DT Global and DT Institute, we are hosting the 2nd Annual Sahel Summit to examine the state of play, key priorities and opportunities for coordination in the region.

📅 Join us on October 16 at 10:00 AM ET: bit.ly/SahelSummit2

10/14/2020

To commemorate World and European Day Against the Death Penalty, join us for a discussion of the movie "Just Mercy" and the state of capital punishment in the United States. #AbolishDeathPenalty #EU4HumanRights

10/13/2020
EUintheUS Top 10 - October 13, 2020

NEWS TO KNOW, from our #EUintheUS Top 10 newsletter:

📌 The World Trade Organization - WTO announces the EU is entitled to retaliate against U.S. imports
📌 Our event on #AbolishDeathPenalty, plus the story of death row exoneree Shareef Cousin with Witness to Innocence
📌High-level EU representatives are participating in the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund this week

...and more! https://bit.ly/33TCpJn

Our annual Kids Euro Festival will continue this year, despite the coronavirus pandemic. With the festival's new virtual...
10/09/2020

Our annual Kids Euro Festival will continue this year, despite the coronavirus pandemic. With the festival's new virtual format, over 25 online cultural events are now available to families across the country!

See below for more details. 👇 #KidsEUFest

We’re excited to announce that Kids Euro Festival 2020 is almost here, and it’s going virtual!

Starting October 17, children from across the United States are invited to learn about the cultures of the European Union member countries through music, film, art and more, all from the safety of home. No plane ticket required!

Stay tuned for more details on the interactive, engaging and educational opportunities that await!

This Saturday, we will commemorate the World and European Day Against the #DeathPenalty.Working for the global end to ca...
10/08/2020

This Saturday, we will commemorate the World and European Day Against the #DeathPenalty.

Working for the global end to capital punishment is at the very heart of EU human rights priorities. Read about why and how the EU opposes the death penalty in our new infographic 👉 http://bit.ly/EUDPInfo

#AbolishDeathPenalty European External Action Service - EEAS

We’ve launched a new call for tenders for the supply of promotional items:Call for tenders for the supply of quality pro...
10/07/2020

We’ve launched a new call for tenders for the supply of promotional items:

Call for tenders for the supply of quality promotional items to the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.

Reference number: EEAS/DELUSAW/2020/OP/0036
Contract notice: 2020/S 189-455182 of 29/09/2020

Please find all the information you need in order to participate at:
https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=6468

10/05/2020
EUintheUS Top 10 - October 5, 2020

NEWS TO KNOW, from our EUintheUS Top 10 newsletter:

📌 EU leaders wish President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania a speedy recovery from the coronavirus
📌In Belarus, the EU imposes sanctions against those responsible for repression and election falsification
📌Leaders express solidarity with Greece and Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean

...more. https://bit.ly/3nhNICZ

10/03/2020
German Embassy Washington

Sending warm wishes to our friends at German Embassy Washington and Germans everywhere on this 30th anniversary of German unification! #Germany30

The Live Premiere of our German Unity Day 30th anniversary celebration video! 30 years ago, East and West Germany reunited as one nation, whole and free. The USA played a major role in that reunification, and so we invite all of you to celebrate with us!

Join German Ambassador to the United States Emily Haber on a historical journey through German division and reunification, highlighting key moments in German-American friendship.

Thank you, USA! And happy German Unity Day!

09/28/2020
EUintheUS Top 10 - 9/28

NEWS TO KNOW, from our #EUintheUS Top 10 newsletter:

📌 EU Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis pays his respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
📌 The EU calls for the cessation of hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute.
📌 #UNGA75: Why we must reform #multilateralism by design, not by destruction.

...and more! https://bit.ly/2G5xnQY

In the European Union and United States, there is a growing consensus that farmers play an integral role in #ClimateChan...
09/25/2020

In the European Union and United States, there is a growing consensus that farmers play an integral role in #ClimateChange solutions.

Catch up on our recent #EUFarm2Fork event with The Nature Conservancy and learn about the sustainable measures the EU is taking to become #ClimateNeutral by 2050: https://bit.ly/30c4ObE

We're excited to announce Season 4 of the #EUNowPodcast!As we begin the United Nations General Assembly this week, Europ...
09/22/2020

We're excited to announce Season 4 of the #EUNowPodcast!

As we begin the United Nations General Assembly this week, European Union at the UN – New York Ambassador Olof Skoog reflects on the institution's 75th anniversary, why multilateralism remains critical and the EU’s push for climate action and COVID recovery.

🎧 Listen: https://bit.ly/3iX3u3P

09/21/2020
EUintheUS Top 10 - September 21, 2020

NEWS TO KNOW, from our #EUintheUS Top 10:

📌 EU will promote human rights, gender equality and climate neutrality throught this week's UN General Assembly
📌 EU HRVP Josep Borrell Fontelles says the United States cannot reinstate UN sanctions on Iran
📌 Atlantic Council hosts a conversation on the Three Seas Initiative, featuring EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson

...and more. https://bit.ly/3clfwBy

On this International #PeaceDay🕊️, the EU echoes the call of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres for a glo...
09/21/2020

On this International #PeaceDay🕊️, the EU echoes the call of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres for a global cease-fire.

Amidst this pandemic, it is more important than ever to ensure the protection of citizens & health professionals around the world.

More ▶️ https://bit.ly/2FQl1vH

To help commemorate the 2020 EU Beach Clean-up campaign, we collaborated with the Member State embassies in Washington, ...
09/18/2020

To help commemorate the 2020 EU Beach Clean-up campaign, we collaborated with the Member State embassies in Washington, D.C., to see what green initiatives they have undertaken at home, then we shared our own!

Here, explore what we are all doing #ForNature.

To help commemorate the 2020 EU Beach Clean-up campaign, we collaborated with the Member State embassies in Washington, D.C., to see what green initiatives they have undertaken at home, then we shared our own!

Here, explore what we are all doing #ForNature.

The ocean starts with you! Everyone can take action within their immediate environment to prevent litter reaching #OurOc...
09/16/2020

The ocean starts with you! Everyone can take action within their immediate environment to prevent litter reaching #OurOcean 🌊.

The European Union in the United States team showed 💙 for the #BluePlanet by cleaning up our nearby Washington, D.C., neighborhoods and waterways.

Show us how you are helping to protect our oceans ahead of International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 19. Tag us & use #EUBeachCleanup!

More info ▶️ https://bit.ly/2Yhjqpd

#EUBeachCleanup #EUandME #BeatPlasticPollution EU Maritime & Fish European External Action Service - EEAS EuropeanCommission EU Environment The Smurfs

We join our American friends in commemorating the 19th anniversary of September 11. The EU and U.S. continue to stand to...
09/11/2020

We join our American friends in commemorating the 19th anniversary of September 11. The EU and U.S. continue to stand together in the global fight against terrorism. We must #NeverForget.

NEWS TO KNOW, from our #EUintheUS Top 10:📌 Ursula von der Leyen nominates European Parliament Vice President Mairead McG...
09/08/2020

NEWS TO KNOW, from our #EUintheUS Top 10:

📌 Ursula von der Leyen nominates European Parliament Vice President Mairead McGuinness to be Commissioner for Financial Services; Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will take over trade.
📌 EU issues strong rebuke following confirmation that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned.
📌 EU High Representative Josep Borrell Fontelles calls US sanctions against International Criminal Court t staff “unacceptable and unprecedented.”

...more. https://bit.ly/3jZ8DrU

📅 SEPTEMBER 10: EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders joins The Brookings Institution at 10 AM ET for a virtual event ...
09/08/2020

📅 SEPTEMBER 10: EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders joins The Brookings Institution at 10 AM ET for a virtual event discussing privacy, security, AI and consumer protection in the context of EU-U.S. relations.

RSVP ▶️ brook.gs/32ST1zd

Join the conversation on Twitter with #ThePrivacyDebate!

We are partnering with The Grid to announce the second wave lineup of events for "Exposure - Art + Tech + Policy Days," ...
09/03/2020

We are partnering with The Grid to announce the second wave lineup of events for "Exposure - Art + Tech + Policy Days," happening from September 10-13!

Mobilizing artists, technologists, and policy makers from around the world, Exposure re-imagines interdisciplinary and international collaboration.

Four days of art, panels, workshops, interactive experiences, performances, and talks await you! Register for FREE 👉 getonthegrid.org/exposure

#TheGridExposure #GetonTheGrid #ExposureFestival #art_tech_policy #arselectronica20 EUNIC Global CODAME ZERO1 EUNIC DC Ars Electronica Starts Salesforce European Commission

NEWS TO KNOW, from our #EUintheUS Top 10:📌 EU High Representative Josep Borrell discusses Belarus and Lukashenko with El...
08/31/2020

NEWS TO KNOW, from our #EUintheUS Top 10:

📌 EU High Representative Josep Borrell discusses Belarus and Lukashenko with El País
📌 The EU condemns the suspected poisoning of Alexei Navalny
📌 The EU pledges €400 million to the COVAX Facility for COVID vaccines
📌 We continue to stand for universal abolition of the death penalty

...and more: https://bit.ly/3ba6ZAK

This year, our 🇪🇺 #SchumanChallenge is going virtual! From October 28-30, undergrad students from across the United Stat...
08/27/2020

This year, our 🇪🇺 #SchumanChallenge is going virtual!

From October 28-30, undergrad students from across the United States will present and defend transatlantic policy before various experts. You could be one of them!

This year's theme: "How should the EU and the U.S. respond to China’s alternative models of governance?"

We're looking for 30 undergrad teams of 3 to participate, first come, first served. Complete rules & info 👉 https://bit.ly/SchuChall #EUintheUS

We are excited to partner with The Grid to announce the first wave of speakers and events happening at “Exposure - Art +...
08/27/2020

We are excited to partner with The Grid to announce the first wave of speakers and events happening at “Exposure - Art + Tech + Policy Days,” from September 10-13!

Make sure to register for four days full of art, panels, workshops, interactive experiences, performances, and talks: https://bit.ly/32m7eEQ

#TheGridExposure #GetOnTheGrid #ExposureFestival #art_tech_policy

EUNIC Global CODAME Gray Area MUTEK San Francisco ZERO1 Open Austria Goethe-Institut Washington Goethe-Institut San Francisco EUNIC DC Austrian Cultural Forum Washington Ars Electronica Starts swissnex San Francisco Istituto Italiano Cultura SF Salesforce European Commission French American Cultural Society (FACS) French consulate in San Francisco Consulate General of Ireland San Francisco

08/25/2020
Behind the Scenes: EUintheUS and NDI Event

This isn't your average virtual panel. Last week's event with National Democratic Institute on the sidelines of the #DemConvention was hosted from our remote studio in Tallinn, Estonia! Check out the work that happened behind the scenes.

And tomorrow, our virtual event during #RNC2020 will go live from #Philly. Now that's true #transatlantic cooperation. Join us 👉 bit.ly/EURepConv #EUintheUS

NEWS TO KNOW, from our weekly #EUintheUS Top 10:📌 EU leaders reaffirm their solidarity with #Belarus📌 EU-US statement on...
08/24/2020

NEWS TO KNOW, from our weekly #EUintheUS Top 10:

📌 EU leaders reaffirm their solidarity with #Belarus
📌 EU-US statement on recent tariff reductions
📌 Commemorating #BlackRibbonDay
📌 Our virtual event on the sidelines of the #RepublicanConvention

...and more! ➡️ https://bit.ly/31q20s8

We are proud to support this year’s virtual #EUBeachCleanup!Over the next month, we will participate in #EUBeachCleanup ...
08/22/2020

We are proud to support this year’s virtual #EUBeachCleanup!

Over the next month, we will participate in #EUBeachCleanup at home 🏠 by engaging in 4 simple actions for a healthier #BluePlanet – all easy to implement and with a great environmental contribution. Stay tuned!

Learn more about this critical campaign here ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Yhjqpd 💙

08/21/2020
Interview with NDI Chair Madeleine Albright

“The US and the EU are natural partners, and we have an opportunity to cherish that relationship and develop it further.” 🇪🇺 - 🇺🇸

As part of our virtual event during the Democratic National Convention, The German Marshall Fund of the United States President Karen Donfried interviewed Former Secretary of State and National Democratic Institute Chair Madeleine Albright about the value of maintaining a strong EU-US relationship in a post-COVID world.

Watch their discussion!

The #coronavirus pandemic has not stopped humanitarians from doing their critical work: helping to save vulnerable lives...
08/19/2020

The #coronavirus pandemic has not stopped humanitarians from doing their critical work: helping to save vulnerable lives.

On this #WorldHumanitarianDay, we remember those who put their own safety on the line to help others. They are #RealLifeHeroes.

EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid - ECHO

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