Celebrate Europe in Florida

The equation is simple: May 9th equals Europe. Despite its distance, the date is nevertheless marked in Florida as the list of commemorative celebrations continues to grow longer. At the European short film festival, taking place from May 6th-May 10th and provided for by the Miami-Florida European Union Center for Excellence, there will be a special screening of the film “Nous nous sommes tant hais”.

This very special week will also boast a host of other special events in commemoration of Europe Day, including: a conference chaired by the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, to be hosted in FIU, in addition to the a special awards ceremony for those students who have obtained a Certificate in European Studies.

In Jacksonville, as the city plays host to the annual meeting of the European Consuls, the theme of Europe Day carries on a more poignant economic connotation, as planned events include several visits to local businesses.

In Miami


May 6-10: European Short Film Festival

During 4 days, with its partners Eurochannel and Dish Network, Miami-Florida European Union of Excellence offers a special programming theme: Laugh in Europe!

Like the previous ones, this 4th edition of the Eurochannel Short films is a unique tour of Europe with more animated short films.
“Laughing in Europe”is an inspiring way to understanding Europe, contemplating about differences and similarities.

European Short Film Festival: 12:00-2:00 p.m. at FIU, Graham Center—GC 150

Save also the following dates!

  • ● May 6-11 - Miami-Dade high schools

    Presentation of “The Importance of the European Union” to high schools students by diplomats

  • ● May 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at FIU - Green Library - GL 220

    European Film Screening: “Nous nous sommes tant hais” (How we hated each other) which re-enacts the birth of the European Union

  • ● May 10, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at FIU - MARC International Pavilion

    The Italian contribution to world stability"

    A lecture by Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador of Italy to the United States

    Location: Florida International University - Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Europe Day in Jacksonville

Every May 9th, an annual meeting takes place by means of which the European Consuls present in Florida are invited to a reunion in chosen city of the State of Florida.

This year, the City of Jacksonville hosts the European representatives for the annual meeting. In the company of Mayor Alvin Brown, who just ten days ago hosted the Ambassador of France to the United States François Delattre, the French, English; Spanish, and Dutch dignitaries will participate in varied meetings and events organized by the City of Jacksonville.

The thematic agenda of the meeting is resolutely economic in nature, as visits to several local businesses and companies are expected. A discussion regarding the commencement of negotiations for a new free trade agreement between the EU and the United States is also on the agenda.


"European Union Day" à Jacksonville - May 9, 2013 - Gaël de Maisonneuve, Consul general of France in Miami, Simone Filippini, Consul general of Netherlands in Miami, Kevin McGurgan, Consul General of the United Kingdom in Miami and Mario Buisan, Spanish Embassy’s trade commissioner in Miami.

50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty

And of course, special events tied to the 50th anniversary of Franco-German alliance continue to be celebrated.

This year also reveals itself in a very particular nature, as throughout the year celebrations continue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Elysée.

Whether you have a passport that needs to be updated, or if you are simply just strolling by on Brickell, make sure to stop at the Espirito Santo Plaza—the very building which hosts the French Consulate (1395 Brickell Avenue)—in order to learn more about the past fifty years of French-German reconciliation thanks to a very interesting French-German exhibition currently displayed on the first floor of the building.
The exhibition is level to the beautiful “Water-Court” area.


Exhibition: 50th Anniversary of the Elysee Treaty

European Soccer

Play soccer with European players again:

  • When

    Saturday, May 18th 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

  • Where

    Soccer 5 Tropical Park

    7900 SW 40 Street, Miami, FL 33156

    Registration and info execdir@babcmiami.com

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Article published on April 22, 2013 and updated May 7th, 2013.

Last modified on 09/05/2013

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