On the evening of 7 September, at 18:30 CEST, EU40 hosted yet another highly successful end of summer party. Just like last year, the venue of choice was the Ginette Bar, Place du Luxembourg, right by the European Parliament.
Our Summer Party has become the must-attend event for EU40 MEPs and their staff, as well as for young EU officials from the Commission and Council (under 40 years of age). For their enjoyment we had delicious burgers, perfectly blended cocktails, an open bar, a great musical ambience provided by our DJ, and networking opportunities for the Brussels Bubble invitees – all the ingredients for a perfect end-of-summer evening!
The atmosphere was relaxed and joyous – with young pro-European officials coming together for a good time and to engage in a productive exchange of ideas and networking sessions. All attendees were able to profit from a platform that has the potential to shape young, future-oriented policies for Europe. This year, participant interest from colleagues right across the EU institutions was particularly strong, with a high turnout on the night.
A big thank you to everyone who participated – we hope it was a great night of fun and networking! Thank you also to Google for ensuring that everyone was having a good time, especially with their Real Tone Photobooth.
Below, see some of the event photos taken on the night and the highlights video.
*Note: Further album images can be found here, on our Flickr page.