The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Mission (USEU PA) directs the Mission’s communications programs, which aim to build understanding between our governments and people and lead to a stronger transatlantic relationship. http://useu.usmission.gov
USEU PA is divided into the Press and Information Unit and the Programs and Exchanges Unit. The two sections work to inform and engage European audiences in discussion about U.S. policies, U.S. society, and U.S.-EU cooperation on a global agenda.
The Press and Information Unit organizes interviews, briefings and press conferences on current policy areas, ranging broadly from the transatlantic market, climate change, energy security, and the global economic crisis to non-proliferation, peace and security in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and other regions, and development and foreign assistance. The Press and Information Unit organizes media opportunities for USEU officials and visiting U.S. Government officials and other U.S. experts. The office also leads the Mission’s broad outreach on social media, using the newest technology to foster dialogue on U.S. policy positions with European audiences.
The Programs and Exchanges Unit develops programs and conferences with EU and Brussels-based think tanks and NGOs on the full range of policy and societal issues of mutual interest to Europe and the United States. The Office also manages the State Department’s professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership program, and works with the EU Commission through the Fulbright Commission to support the Fulbright-Schuman exchange for academics and professionals studying the EU and U.S.-EU relations.