Take a Shortcut to Europe: EU Embassies' Open House and European Month of Culture EU Open House - Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fancy a visit to Europe this spring? Then take a shortcut and join the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the 27 European Union Member States plus Croatia, joining the EU in July, on May 11, 2013 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m) for the EU Open House Day. No passport required. 

This popular annual event offers a rare look inside the embassies and provides a unique opportunity to experience the cultural heritage and national traditions of Europe. Free shuttle bus service will be provided throughout the day with stops at embassies and select Metro stations. The EU Delegation and the Embassies will offer authentic music, dance, food, film, art and fun for the whole family.

"The EU Open House is a highlight on the Washington, D.C., events calendar," said Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida, head of the Delegation of the European Union to the U.S. "This is the seventh year running that the 27 European Union member countries and the EU Delegation have worked together to present this fantastic event, which draws thousands of visitors to our embassies. There is no better way to demonstrate the EU's motto of 'unity in diversity' than by showcasing the range and richness of European culture and society."

Throughout the month of May, there are opportunities to experience Europe's rich and diverse culture as the EU Embassies' Open House coincides with European Month of Culture in Washington, DC, an unprecedented series of musical performances, art exhibits, film screenings, and lectures at the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Phillips Collection, American University, EU Embassies and Cultural Institutes, and other venues.

May 9 is 'Europe Day,' marking the signing of the Schuman Declaration in 1950, which laid the basis for what today is the European Union.

For further information, please visit: www.euopenhouse.org

www.euintheus.org/emc

www.EUintheUS.org & @EUintheUS

SOURCE Delegation of the European Union to the United States



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