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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

Participating countries and locations are available via our specially curated Google Map.

Individual Member State embassy information coming soon!

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    Google Map with DC United Logo on top.
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    Graphic that says "EU Heritage Night at the Pitch"

Meet us at Audi Field

This year, the European Union is thrilled to partner with DC United to organize “European Heritage Night at the Pitch!” Continue the conversation started at EU Open House by heading to Audi Field for a DC United soccer (or is it football?) match at 7:30 PM. Discounted tickets must be secured via a special webpage  click here to purchase.

View Photos

Check out photos from last year's EU Open House, the first one back after quarantine lifted!

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    A line of people outside the Greek Embassy.