Welcome to the European Parliament Office in Washington DC
This is the website of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC. Our presence here is intended to strengthen cooperation between the United States and the European Union and to provide information to the public in the United States. Americans and Europeans together constitute the leading force in the world economy and, over the last 70 years, we have cooperated closely to enhance the cause of peace, freedom and human rights. Together we also face contemporary challenges such as the need to increase economic growth while protecting our environment. This website is intended as a window on the European Parliament to all those in the United States who are concerned with developments as legislators, officials, civil society, business, trade unions, reporters and all those studying the history and institutions of the European Union at school - and anyone interested in transatlantic relations.
Roberta METSOLA, new elected President of the European Parliament, explains her main priorities for her mandate.
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC hosted a reception to welcome Members of the European Parliament from three delegations visiting the Washington DC. Lawmakers from FISC, LIBE, and the CULT committee are in DC to meet with US government officials and think tanks.
The 84th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting (IPM) of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue (TLD) took place on 21-22 May 2022 in Paris at the Embassy of Romania to France and in Bazoches-sur-Guyonne at the Jean Monnet House, bringing together distinguished Members of the European Parliament and the United States Congress.
From May 19 - 21, over 450 academics and professionals attended the 17th European Union Studies Association (EUSA) 17th Biennial Conference in Miami, Florida, co-sponsored by EPLO. With the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the theme of this year's conference was “Recovery and Reconnection: European Integration Against the Tide.”
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC hosted a happy hour on the Hill that was received by an elected Member of European Parliament, congressional staffers and European Union congressional liaison officers from the EU member state embassies.
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC hosted a Food for Thought research presentation with Ms Anne Verhelst, a PhD Fellow from the University of Leuven, on NATO from an international institutional law perspective.
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC partnered with European Horizons for their North America Summit last weekend at Yale University. The three day summit welcomed students from across the United States interested in transatlantic policy and sparked great conversations about how we can stregthen the transatlantic alliance.
Our fifth Bridge the Pond appointment is currently bringing together high school students from Annapolis and Bethesda, Maryland and Sarzana, Italy. This Bridge the Pond is being organized in an extraordinary partnerhsip with the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC and with the support of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Italy. Click on the Maryland and Italy flags to find out more.
Over 160 college and university students met from March 31 to April 2 for the Midwest Model EU annual event organized by Indiana University's Institute for European Studies in Bloomington IN. The students prepare for months for this prestigious simulation competition representing EU member states and the European Commission as they work together to advance the mission of the EU. The 2022 edition included the presence of the Consulate General of France in Chicago and the European Parliament Liaison Office.
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC teamed up with American University's Transatlantic Policy Center and the School of International Service's Program in Intercultural and International Communication for a moderated discussion with Member of the European Parliament, Maria Walsh, on LGBTQIA+ rights, racial, and social justice.