EU Seminar

Each year, the Fulbright Commission invites other Fulbright offices within the EU to nominate one or two American grantees to travel to Belgium and Luxembourg for a four-day “EU-NATO Seminar,” where approximately 45 participants learn about the structure and function of European institutions and NATO and how these institutions affect their academic, professional, and personal daily lives. While the majority of participants are younger than 30 years old, participants may be students, teachers, lecturers, or researchers and need not be specialists in the subject of the seminar. American Fulbright Schuman students and scholars will also come from all over Europe to Belgium for their mid-year meeting during the seminar.

The full cost of the program is paid for in half by the European Commission, and the Fulbright Commission in Brussels provides transportation between Luxembourg, Brussels, and Bruges as well as some meals. Each nominating Fulbright Commission is responsible for subsidizing its participants’ hotel and incidental costs with a €400 payment and for arranging and paying for its participants’ roundtrip transportation to Luxembourg, where the seminar begins, and from Brussels, where it ends. If space permits, American grantees willing and able to pay their own participation costs may also register to attend with the approval of their local Fulbright office. Dependents may be able to attend, depending on capacity, on a first come, first served basis. All participants are expected to stay in Commission-provided lodging with the others.

We are asking each Fulbright Commission to contribute €400 per participant to the Commission in Brussels by bank transfer to:

Bank name: CBC Bank

Account no.: 732-0056143-31

IBAN: BE 04 7320 0561 4331


Please email us at if you require an invoice before the payment is made or a receipt after it is completed.

In addition, we kindly ask each nominated participant to fill out the registration form available at the following address:

Finally, we would like to provide you with a near-final schedule for the Seminar:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

  • Arrival in Luxembourg
  • Reception at the U.S. Embassy to Luxembourg

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

  • Hearing at European Court of Justice
  • Bus to Brussels
  • Brussels walking tour
  • Dinner

Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • European Commission, tour and briefings
  • Lecture from Fulbright-NATO Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges

Friday, February 19, 2016

  • NATO headquarters, briefings and lunch
  • U.S. Mission to the EU, briefings and reception

Saturday, February 20, 2016

  • Departure from Brussels

Please note that the schedule is still subject to change. We enjoyed meeting the brilliant Fulbrighters from all over Europe who attended the Seminar in 2015 and are looking forward to meeting your grantees again this year!