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    A man and a woman wearing EU sunglasses hold yellow balloons and an EU Open House sign

About EU Open House

This event falls every year on the first Saturday after Europe Day on May 9. This date marks the signing of the Schuman Declaration on May 9, 1950, which established the European Coal and Steel Community, a multinational entity that would eventually become the European Union as we know it today.

We celebrate Europe Day by opening our doors to the public so that Americans can catch a glimpse of the European cultures that make up the European Union. Normally you have to cross the Atlantic to visit the EU, but at Open House, you just have to cross the street!

Plan Your Day

This year's EU Open House has ended. Come back next year to see what we're offering then!

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    Several EU Ambassadors wave on the field of a soccer match.

Euro Night at the Pitch

This year, the European Union partnered with DC United to organize “European Heritage Night at the Pitch!” at Audi Field during a soccer match. Several Ambassadors and other high-level diplomats were even honored at halftime!

View Photos

  • View photos from the 2023 edition of EU Open House!
  • You can also view photos from 2022, the first one back after quarantine lifted!

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    A line of people outside the Greek Embassy.