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.

Who can attend the EU-NATO Seminar? 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. 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. Please note that dependents are not allowed to attend this seminar, and all participants are expected to stay in Commission-provided lodging with the others.

How much does the seminar cost? Throughout the seminar, the Fulbright Commission in Brussels provides transportation, entrance fees, and some meals. Each Commission is responsible for subsidizing its participants’ hotel and incidental costs, as well as arranging and paying for its participants’ round-trip transportation to the seminar. (Please note that attendees will depart from Brussels on February 11. As the seminar begins in Luxembourg, attendees may choose to arrive in Brussels and take a chartered bus down to Luxembourg City OR to arrive directly in Luxembourg.)

We ask that each Fulbright Commission contributes €450 per participant to the Fulbright Commission in Brussels, by bank transfer to our account at CBC Bank. If you require an invoice, please email us at secretary@fulbright.be.

Account Number: 732-0056143-31
SWIFT: CREGBEBB
IBAN: BE 04 7320 0561 4331

How does the registration process work? We ask that each Fulbright Commission send us the name(s) of the participant(s) they would like to send to the EU-NATO Seminar. In addition, we kindly ask each nominated participant to fill out the registration form available at the following address: https://goo.gl/forms/SELyS9sZI29PYJ7J2.

What is the schedule of the 2017 EU-NATO Seminar? Please note that while this schedule is still subject to change, the dates and general format of the event have been finalized.

Tuesday 7 February
Arrival in Luxembourg
Reception at U.S. Embassy to Luxembourg

Wednesday 8 February
Hearing at European Court of Justice
Visit to Bastogne War Museum
Arrival in Brussels

Thursday 9 February
Tour and briefings at European Commission
Briefings from NATO, U.S. Mission to EU
Reception at U.S. Mission to EU

Friday 10 February
Visit to Bruges
Lecture and Presentations at College of Europe

Saturday 11 February
Optional tours of Brussels
Departure from Brussels

We enjoyed meeting the American Fulbright grantees from all over Europe who attended the Seminar in February 2016 and look forward to meeting your grantees again this year!