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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!)

Brussels EU TweetUp, 12 July

We are living in extraordinary times: no matter who wins the World Cup this weekend, the winner will be European!
That in itself is something worth celebrating.

But there are bigger issues at hand.

Together with our friends from VoteBrussels & 1bru1Vote we’re preparing for a REVOLUTION!

Did you know that Brussels has one of the largest democratic deficits in the EU because its 1/3 of non-Belgian residents are disenfranchised at regional level and underrepresented at local level? Fortunately, work is well underway to make sure that changes. In the past few months, the VoteBrussels & the 1bru1Vote campaigns have launched voter registration and citizens’ initiatives in nearly all 19 Brussels communes. To celebrate their volunteers hard work and to chat about ways to improve democracy in Brussels and engage with the bubble, the next #EUTweetUp will take place under the slogan:

Revolutionise Brussels! This year, your commune, next year, the entire region!

And as we have been reliably informed that democracy in Belgium started in its parks*, we will be meeting at:
the pop-up bar in Parc Cinquantenaire
on 12 July from 18.30

*In 1830, non-Belgian exiles fought in Parc Royale for Belgian independence and got to vote in the 1st National Congress that passed Europe’s most liberal constitution. In 1893, Belgians marched on Parc Duden to demand universal suffrage, but that took a while in Belgium for women, for young people and for EU citizens.

Brussels #EUTweetUp, 26 April 2018, London Calling

The European elections are coming (sang to the coca cola theme tune..) and before that we have the big BUDGET post 2020 announcement.

Join us >on Thursday 26 April for the EUtweetup to debate what should get more money in the future, how the EU should be preparing for #EP2019 and much more.
You can also meet your Twitter buddies in real life.

We will be in London Calling, Place de Londres between 18.30 and 22.00 (or maybe even later…)
All welcome!

EUTweetups in Belgium: 5 March Bruges, 7 March Brussels

Two forthcoming tweetups in Belgium!

On Monday 5th March there will be a small tweetup in Bruges, where EU Twitter nerds meet @jonworth‘s students who have been learning about online communications. Travel costs to/from Brussels are covered, and we still have a few places available – please just let us know if you would like to come along using the form here.


On Wednesday 7th March in Brussels we’re happy that Michiel Van Hulten (@mvanhulten – well known in the Brussels Bubble Twitter scene!) is welcoming Twitter nerds along to the launch party of his new business venture, BOLDT. All you have to do is register here for free (there’s a pre-event about Brexit too, featuring some excellent Tweeters like @fabianzuleeg and @allierenison), and then come along to WXYZ Bar at aLoft (map) from 1730 onwards – nearest Metro Schuman.

3 EU Tweetups announced for the start of 2018: Brussels, Berlin, Bruges

Thanks to everyone who attended at EU Tweetup in 2017! It was a pretty momentous year tweeting about the EU, especially with regard to Brexit, and some of the connections forged through EU Tweetups ended up turning into work connections too.

We’re not resting on our laurels for 2018 though. We’re happy to be able to announce three tweetup dates for early 2018.

Brussels, EU Quarter (exact location tbc), from 1800 on Monday 29th January

Berlin (the return of the Berlin EU tweetup!), Mitte (exact location tbc), from 1800 on Monday 5th February

Bruges (with @jonworth‘s students) on Monday 5th March
(this one works a little differently – travel costs are covered for a group of 5 people from Brussels who take the same train to Bruges – after work on 5th March – register you interest for this tweetup here).

Happy Christmas from your EU tweetup team and see you in 2018!

(Image adapted from this tweet by )

Brussels Andy Carling Tweetup, Monday 6th November, 1800, London Calling

Those of you in Brussels (and indeed on Twitter!) for a while will remember a detemined curmudgeon of a journalist named Andy Carling (@quarsan) who used to write for New Europe before returning to the UK a couple of years ago, just when the rest of us were thinking of fleeing the island!

Anyway, Andy is back in Brussels for a few days at the start of November, so we are organising a tweetup in his honour. And yes, I know a Monday is a little bit odd, but no other day works… And yes, the (cigar) smoking ban does indeed apply at our venue.

DATE: Monday 6th November – from 6pm until 9pm at least (come as and when you want to)
LOCATION: London Calling, Place de Londres [map] (where else?)
WHERE? Inside, at the far end of London Calling, past the bar! Please check @EUTweetup or #EUTweetup on the day for details

And for those of you who have never been to an EU Tweetup: the idea is pretty simple. There’s no agenda, it’s informal, and you meet folks for a beer who you otherwise only argue with on Twitter. We’ve been doing it for years and it works. Really.


Brussels Tweetup Thursday 12 Oct at London Calling, Place de Londres

Don’t worry. He’s not actually coming to the Tweetup.

“Whadda ya want?”
“Sufficient progress to move to stage two!”
“Sorry, can’t have that, but how about a Duvel?”

As Brexit negotiations drag interminably into their fourth round this week, and no sufficient progress in sight, come and have a beer instead with some of the most insightful EU nerds in Brussels.

Meet the folks whose Twitter threads you’ve liked, whose knitting patterns you’ve appreciated, or whose awful puns have made you groan.

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.

DATE: Thursday 12th October – from 6pm until 9pm at least (come as and when you want to)
LOCATION: London Calling, Place de Londres [map] (where else?)
WHERE? Inside, at the far end of London Calling, past the bar! Please check @EUTweetup or #EUTweetup on the day for details

Summer #EUTweetup in Brussels: 17 August at the Black Sheep

Summer EUTweetUp

Brussels traditionally empties out over the Summer and there is not much on the agendas of those left behind. So, following high demand from those still here, we will hold the next Brussels Tweetup on Thursday 17 August at The Black Sheep near to Place Flagey.

We will start a little earlier than usual meeting from around 17.00 (until people want to go home).
Should the weather hold, we may be playing with a 360 camera in the fountains courtesy of our friends at @ZNConsulting.

All welcome so please spread the news. And, as always, follow the #EUTweetUp hashtag for news and updates or contact @ktowens.

Ellis Gourmet Burger Tweetup with Jason Knoll – Thursday 13th July

As previously announced, at the next Brussels tweetup on Thursday 13th July, Jason Knoll (@JasonLKnoll) and 8 of his High School students from Madison, Wisconsin will meet the Twitter nerds. As the students are still at school, this is going to be more of a dinner than a pub night tweetup!

So how will it work?

We’ve reserved a room at Ellis Gourmet Burger, Place Jourdan 20 (map), upstairs. Jason and the students will be there from 1800, and people can arrive from then onwards. If you want to eat something, can you please tell us your order by Wednesday 12th June, 1800 at the latest (i.e. 24 hours before the tweetup!) using the form below – the options on the form below correspond to the menu options here (PDF). You can submit the form for up to 4 people. Kindly DM @jonworth if you then subsequently cannot make it, or will be late. If you just want to drink something you do not need to fill in the form – just come along. And you will have to pay for your own food on the spot! As ever keep an eye on #EUtweetup for updates!

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!


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#EUTweetup Brussels: 8th June – Wild Geese – and 13th July – Venue tbc

We are happy to announce two summer tweetups in Brussels.

Thursday 8th June (the day of the UK General Election!) from 1800 at Wild Geese, Avenue Livingstone 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium [map] from 1800.

Thursday 13th July from 1800, venue tbc – but this is a special tweetup as Jason Knoll (@JasonLKnoll) is in Brussels with his students. We first met Jason at a Tweetup back in 2015 and we’re happy to welcome him back. He’s a high school teacher in Madison, Wisconsin who uses Twitter as an educational tool with his students – so come along and meet them!

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