The European Union Association promotes a better understanding of EU priorities and policies at the United Nations and among international EU partner countries.

The EU Association works in cooperation with the EU Delegation to the United Nations, EU Delegations to the United States and around the world as well as EU member states representative offices , EU partners around the world, and the members of the UN Family of Nations within the UN General Assembly and Security Council.

Since 1996 the European Union Association has been dedicated to increasing awareness of EU policies and priorities among major international EU partners among cultural and decision making circles as well as representatives members and institutions of the United Nations family.


The first groups of European Union Citizen activists founded the European Business Forum at NYU GPA School in 1987. In 1996 the EU Students Association was founded at NYU and in 2000 the EU Association was incorporated as a non governmental organization in North America.
The European Union Association is a US Non-Profit Corporation devoted in the cause of global cooperation for more than 20 years.The EU Association aims at communicating European Union’s positions in the United States and at the United Nations in the fields of culture, business, international relations as well as in common foreign security policy and promoting multilateral cooperation and relationships with the US and other regions especially in the East Asia.The European Union Association members, contacts, and partners share common objectives that promote global cooperation.The Association also promotes opportunities for networking, career, and business development through its activities and events. You can find more information on past events on the ‘Past Events’ section.

Core Team

Giuseppe Sergi

Giuseppe Sergi is the co-founder of the European Union Association, he was also founder and president of the European Union Students Association at New York University in 1996.
Giuseppe has been actively promoting the development of and independent European Union civil society presence in North America and at the United Nations for over 20 years being also among the first group of EU students who founded the European Business Forum at NYU GPA (now called European Business Society at Stern School of Business) in 1987.

Giuseppe has worked in the financial serices industry at ABN-AMRO in New York and holds degrees in Management, International Business and Information Systems at New York University, he has also studied German and French in Munich Germany and Paris France, he is presently founding president and public relations coordinator for the European Union Association.

Pete Chatziplis

Pete Chatziplis, a Greek EU Citizen,  has been cooperating with the European Union Association since 2006 focusing in the areas of finance, business and economics. He has over 10 years of diversified experience in advising large multinational corporations in mergers & acquisitions, financial and strategic consulting, business development and capital raising, working for Deloitte & Touche in Europe and the US. Pete holds an MBA from Manchester Business School UK/Kelley Business School Indiana University and a Bsc/Msc from the National Technical University of Athens Greece. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (IFRS), a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Corporate Finance Advisor from theInstitute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has given presentations and written articles on topics related to Mergers & Acquisitions.

Dina Ciarmatori

Dina Ciarmatori has played an active role with the EU Association as a marketing director since 2006 as with a focus on international development and the MDGs, women’s rights, social enterprise and economics. She has over five years experience in the area of transatlantic relations and collaborating with various stakeholders in the US and EU. She currently resides in New York and Rome and holds a Masters in European Politics from the University of Bath, UK

Raffaele Pelliccia

Raffaele Pelliccia has been cooperating with the EU Association since 2007 across various fields such as economics, finance and membership services. He has over 3 years of experience in the treasury and financial sector working for LVMH, CNR and Fiat Finance & Trade. Raffaele holds an MBA from Kelley School of Business Indiana University/Stern University and an Msc from Bocconi University in Milan. He has also collaborated with the Ministry of Research and Universities in Rome to develop methodologies for financial restructuring and value creation. The research was published in the “International Journal of Business Process Integrationand Management”. Raffaele is currently based in Luxemburg and is responsible for the European office of the European Union Association .


Contact details for the European office of the European Union Association:

Associazione Unione Europea/European Union Association
e-mail: InfoEU@euun.org

Akeel Haider

Akeel is our digital strategist and advisor for Middle Eastern Affairs.

Akeel has extensive digital media experience and a deep understanding of Middle Eastern Geopolitical Affairs. Akeel has been an active member of the EU Association since 2007 and has helped organize events related to the Middle East and the Mediterranean area to raise awareness about various humanitarian and civil society timely issues.


Mirela Balog

Mirela Joined the EU Association team in 2012. Mirela studied law at Novi Sad University.
She is an ardent supporter of Serbian membership of the European Union and covers Human Rights and Public Relations in  the EU Association core team.




Other Associates

Apart from the above the EU Association team cooperates with a large number of New York professionals, dignitaries, academics, students that provide valuable input in delivering its activities.__________________________________________________________________________________

European Union Team Rome-UN Team:

Roy Orlando

Roy has been actively supporting promotional and informative events related to the European Union and global partners since the early nineties.  He’s a public relations and events coordinator reference point in the European Union Association team.




Salvo Di Bella

Salvo has joined the EU Association team in 2010.
He is on charge of marketing and communication strategy.
He holds special interest in UN principles and priorities.





Alessandro Lupini

Sandro has joined the EU Association team in 2010, he is on charge of public relations and outreach projects.



European Union Citizens with their  EU Flag in Sicily (It-EU)

Openings with the European Union Association

The EU Association invites volunteers to participate to its committees and boards. Opportunities currently exist with the fundraising, newsletter/blog editing and event organization activities. Please contact us for more information on how to contribute to a world of strong multilateral cooperation and at the same time take advantage of networking, recruiting, career and business development opportunities.

You may inquire about opportunities to cooperate with us at info@euun.org. We welcome your interest in our mission statement.

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