European Union Open House
On Saturday, May 3, 2008, the European Commission Delegation and the Embassies of the EU Member States welcomed more than 57,000 visitors during the second annual European Union Open House Day.
Members of the public were invited to take a rare behind-the-scenes look at the European Embassies, many of which are among Washington's historic and architectural treasures. Each Embassy offered a unique program featuring the country's cuisine, its music and special events. For example, pictured at right is Czech Ambassador to the US, Petr Kolar, with Moravian dancers, just outside the Czech Republic's Embassy.
The 2008 EU Open House also kicked off Europe Week, a celebration of European culture across the US. For more information on Europe Week, please visit our Europe Week page, as well as our ongoing calendar of events arranged and hosted by EU Member State Embassies, the European Commission Delegation in Washington and other organizations affiliated with the EU in the United States.
More details will be posted soon. To see additional photos, please go to the 2008 Highlights page. Thank you for making the 2008 EU Open House Day a success! We look forward to seeing you at our next open house in May 2009.
Europe Week 2009
From May 9 to May 16, 2009 – with a special focus on May 9, Europe Day* – EU Centers of Excellence, universities, think tanks, other non-governmental organizations and the Embassies and Consulates of EU Member States around the US took part in Europe Week 2009, hosting events designed to create a better understanding of the European Union.
Europe Week events included speeches, seminars and workshops on EU issues; film screenings, concerts and cultural events related to the European Union or to EU Member States; presentations at high schools and universities; and more.
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