EU Tweetup

Details of the next #EUtweetup events

#EUTweetUp 16 March 2022 Brussels

A lot has happened since we last met in October 2021.

Come and join us for an informal chat about the latest developments in the EU, new policies and the role of social media.

Hosted by @adrechsel and open to all.

Follow the #EUTweetUp hashtag for the latest arrivals and any last minute announcements.


#EUTweetUp, 5 October, Brussels

We’ll meet for our first #EUTweetUp since the pandemic struck on 5 October, in line with all  the relevant COVID-19 safety measures in place for Brussels.

In practice, this means we will have to keep our fingers crossed it doesn’t rain and that we can safety sit outside.

With the nail biting results from the German elections, the EU’s foray into participatory democracy via the Conference on the future of Europe and the  focus on Europe’s vaccine success story, geopolitics, climate change and young people in the State of the Union address, there is plenty for us all to discuss.

What’s an #EUTweetUp?

The #EUTweetUp is an informal get-together to step away from the online personas and meet people face-to-face, getting to know the Tweeps behind the accounts over a few drinks.

Who can join?

Everyone is welcome. No need to register in advance. Simply turn up (and even better bring a friend, preferably one who has a Twitter account!)

When and where will it happen?

Tuesday 5 October, from 18h onwards

Le Grand Central, 190 Rue Belliard

More info

Follow the hashtag: #EUTweetUp and let everyone know you’re joining.

#EUTweetup in Berlin!

Was lange währt, wird endlich gut. Oder so ähnlich. Das #EUTweetup kommt (manche sagen: “endlich”) nach Berlin!

Natürlich sind, wie immer, alle eingeladen, die über die EU twittern (oder einfach nur Lust auf ein Getränk nach einem harten Arbeitstag haben!).  Also, gerne weitersagen und Freunde mitbringen.

Wo? Aufsturz, Oranienburger Str. 67

Wann? Dienstag, 15. Oktober 2019. Wir sind ab 18 Uhr dort. Kommt einfach, wenn ihr Lust habt.

Wir haben auch einen ‘special guest’: Daniel Fritz kommt! Er arbeitet bei der EU Kommission in Brüssel und kümmert sich um social media/data analytics usw.

Falls ihr das #EUtweetup noch nicht aus Brüssel kennt, hier eine kleine Geschichtsstunde: Wir haben das #EUtweetup vor einigen Jahren ins Leben gerufen, um die Menschen hinter den Twitter handles kennenzulernen. Unsere Erfahrung:  Wer sich kennt, geht auch im Netz  netter miteinander um. In Brüssel hat es super funktioniert – heute ist das EUtweetup ein monatliches event (ach ja: ohne sponsoring und langweilige dinner speeches etc.).

Fall ihr euch jetzt fragt: Pass ich dahin?  Keine Angst – zum Brüsseler #EUtweetup kommt immer eine bunte Schar an Tweeps:  Praktikanten, Lobbyisten, Freelancer, Kommunikationsmanager, Leute, die in den Institutionen arbeiten aber auch Journalisten, MdEPs und manchmal sogar eine Vize-Präsidentin der EU Kommission

#EUTweetUp: 26 September (yes, it’s this week!)

September is almost over, can you believe it?  Time flies. And a new Commission is ready to take over with an organigram in true Brussels-style.  Unlimited fun and excitement will come to Brussels over the next couple of weeks.  EP hearings are around the corner – always a highlight for friends of  tedious toothless questioning and long winded answers. Brexit of course is a constant source of excitement. What will happen today? Next week? Next month? Nobody seems to know. The suspense is unbearable….

But let’s focus on the important things in life:

Time for another #EUtweetup! We will meet on Thursday, 26 September at PUBLIC HOUSE, Place de Londres, Brussels! We will be there at around 6.30pm – just join us whenever you feel like it.  ( I’ll be there too– so if you want to say hello, do come along!)

Follow the hashtag (#EUTweetUp) on twitter for exact details or any last minute change of venue.

You’re all very welcome! (Even if you are not (yet!) on twitter… 😉

#EUTweetUp: the August edition

Ease that back to work feeling by getting together with the EU tweeps and chatting about the busy times ahead.

The newly elected European Parliament will gather in Strasbourg for its Plenary Session on Monday, 16 September 2019: a good opportunity to see how the political balance will play out. And don’t forget that the new European Commission is set to take office on 1 November. But before that the nominees will be grilled by Parliamentary committees starting in late September and then face a confirmation vote by MEPs in October.

  • Will Ursula von der Leyen manage a 50/50 gender balance?
  • Will we continue to see VP’s heading up “project teams”?
  • How will the energy and climate files be organised?
  • And what was that leaked paper all about?

So many questions to consider and all that before we even think about Brexit and what might be agreed at the October European Council.

When: Wednesday 28 August from 18.30
Where: Outside on the Place de Londres (as long as it’s not raining!)
Follow the hashtag (#EUTweetUp) for exact details or any last minute change of venue.

You’re all very welcome!

Summer EUTweetup aka Jason’s back

We’re tweeting up this evening at a particularly appropriate moment.

Not only is Brussels constantly whispering new names for potential candidates in the race for the #EUtopjobs, but @jasonlknoll is also over visiting us from the States. 

So join us for the last #EUTweetUp before the Summer break.

When? Wednesday 26 June 2019, from 18.00 until late(r)

Where? L’Esperance (Chez Bernard), Place Jourdan, Brussels

All welcome!


#EUTweetUp Brussels

With less than 100 days to go before the European elections (and still no clarity on Brexit!), let’s meet up and share the latest news on the Spitzenkandidaten, which MEPs hope to stay and who will leave as well as what the final EP is going to look like.

Are anti-EU parties on course to win one-third of seats, as reported by Politico this week, or should we be more optimistic?

And what about female representation? Can we dream of parity in the European Parliament, amongst the Commissioners and for the top EU jobs?

There’s clearly much to talk about…

But let’s also think about what can we, as generally social media savvy, pro EU folks, can do to get the message out that #thistimeImvoting. and that our contacts, friends and family should too.

Come and join us!


Who? Everyone is invited*

What? #EUTweetup Brussels, an informal pub night with no speeches or presentations

When? 20 February, 18.00 onwards

Where? Ginette Bar, Place du Luxembourg 5, 1050 Ixelles

Why? Meet up with the folks behind the Twitter handles and chat about what next for the EU

No need to confirm or pre-register, simply follow the #EUTweetup hashtag for updates and feel free to invite your friends and colleages!


*ideally you will have at least heard of Twitter!

Last #EUTweetUp of 2018

The end of 2018 is nigh and what a year it has been! It will be remembered (at least by me) as the year when:

  • The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect and we all had a million emails checking we were okay with being on mailing lists
  • 700,000 people march through central London demanding a second referendum on the final Brexit deal: the second most attended protest of the 21st century in the United Kingdom!
  • And the European Commission reached 1 million followers…

And with 2019 set to be even bigger, there’s lots to discuss…

So, let’s gather over a drink and chat about tweetups of the past, tweetups of the present and tweetups yet to come!

When: Wednesday 5 December, from 18.30
Where: BrewDog Brussels, Putterie 20, near Central Station, 1000 Bruxelles

All welcome!

Kosmopolit calling – 3rd October Tweetup in Brussels

The nights are drawing in. Brussels is going into that intense what-can-we-push-through-the-EP-before-the-elections phase. And Brexit is still going nowhere. And – most important of all – one of the veterans of EU politics blogging and Twitter, Andreas – aka @kosmopolit – is back in Brussels for a visit and for a Tweetup. @jonworth will be putting in an appearance too, once he has been to celebrate the unity of his soon to be adopted country 🇩🇪.

DATE: Wednesday 3rd October – from 6pm until 9pm at least (come as and when you want to)
LOCATION: Stoemelings, Place de Londres – table reserved from 1800!
WHERE? Inside, at the far end of London Calling, past the bar! Please check @EUTweetup or #EUTweetup on the day for details

For those of you who have never been to an EU Tweetup before it’s pretty simple. No agenda, no need to sign up, just come along and chat and have a beer with the folks you’ve otherwise previously encountered on Twitter. We’ve been doing it for some years now and it has become a bit of a Brussels tradition. We can assure you these folks are friendlier in real life than they are online. And no, we still do not know who Berlaymonster is.


La rentrée (also for) EU Tweetup

Short notice EU tweetup in Brussels!

This evening Thursday 30 August there will be a small tweetup in Brussels, for those who are already back from their summer holidays, but who aren’t quite ready for la rentrée.

Start of the new academic year by catching up with the EU twitter geeks and getting in some early networking! Who knows, you might even get to hear the latest gossip on what to expect from Juncker’s State of the Union address or even who is likely to be the next European Commission President.

We’ll be meeting from 18.30 at the Wild Geese pub and restaurant on Avenue Livingstone.

Spot the #EUTweetUp hashtag to find us (if the sun stays out, we may even venture onto the terrace!)

All welcome (especially newbies!)

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