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

The European Union Association has been granted Special Consultative Status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2012 and works to help raise awareness about various timely global economic, social, and civil rights issues through events held at the United Nations Headquarters. These events are in cooperation with various partners including European Union representatives, EU Member Countries, NGOs, Academic Experts, Civil Rights Activist, and the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) under the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

The EU Association also works in cooperation with the EU Delegation to the United Nations, EU Delegations to the United States 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.



The first groups of European Union Citizen activists founded the European Business Forum at New York University 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 has been a US Non-Profit Organization devoted in the cause of global cooperation for more than 20 years.]

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 services industry at ABN-AMRO in New York and holds degrees in Management, International Business and Information Systems from 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.


Julia Kupchik

Julia is co-founder of the EU Association and co-founder of the European Students Association at New York University .
Julia is a successful businesswoman part of the original founding team of European civil society organizations in New York.

Gianfranco Rosini

In 1999, with his wife Delilah Gutman, he founded Rosini Gutman Collection.
From 1992 to 2011 he was the president of the Movement Artisticoculturale European Relations, MARE, whose mission was to create with Art and culture, regenerative initiatives to obtain economic energy to support social and humanitarian projects. For over thirty years he has had recognized authority to certify the value of modern and contemporary art works for leading global insurance groups, and it has been chosen as Auxiliary Technician by the  Police section of the Artistic Heritage of Bologna.

From 2016 is the General Director of Rosini Gutman Foundation and in the same year had the honor to present and be a partners in the UN celebrations of the twentieth anniversary of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) at the UN Headquarters in New York presenting the Art Project “ReStArt”.Since September of 2016 has has been granted the title of V.P. /Director of Art and Culture for the EUUN & ASEM-UN Network NGO’s.


Akeel Haider

Akeel Haider is our Advisor for Middle Eastern Affairs. He is also a seasoned digital marketing expert helping brands with their integrated marketing strategies and campaigns.
Akeel has a deep understanding of Middle Eastern geopolitical affairs and has been an active member of the EU Association since 2007.
Akeel holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from George Mason University and is currently the Director of Audience Marketing at Sparkroom.

Francesco Rizzo Marullo

Legal Advisor: International division/United Nations General Secretariat – (New York, USA)

“Francesco Rizzo Marullo is an Italian tax attorney who specializes in International Taxation, with more than 10 years of experience. He holds an LL.M in International Tax from the University of Florida and is author of various tax-related articles for some of the most prestigious Italian law and financial magazines. Currently he is of counsel, in Boston, for the Italian law firm Lexacta.

Richard Gabai

Richard Gabai, a citizen of EU Member State France, is Vice President of EurAsian Affairs.
Richard has extensive experience in both social and economic relations
with particular emphasis within the European and Asian corporate world.
In 2016 Richard was the chief coordinator for the celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the Asia-Europe Meeting
at the United Nations www.asem11.info under the leadership of the Mongolian ASEM11 Chairmanship.


Contact details for the European office of the European Union Association:
Associazione Unione Europea/European Union Association
e-mail: info @ euun.org

EU Association European Chapter.

Raffaele Pelliccia

Raffaele Pelliccia coordinates the EU Association European team, he 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 ProcessIntegrationand Management”. Raffaele is currently based in Luxemburg and is responsible for the European office of the European Union Association .

Carlo Carrozza

Legal Advisor (European-Union, Italy)

Carlo Carrozza is part of the legal team of the European Union Association, Carlo is an European Union supporter
his law firm main office is based in the City of Messina, host city to the first steps towards the birth of the European Union
with the Conference of Messina of 1955
eventually followed by the Treaties of Rome 2 year later

Roy Orlando

Roy Orlando is Vice President of Event Planning for the EU Association European Chapter, he has been an active supporter of the EU Civil socitey in Italy since 1991 when he helped organize an important
cultural exchange between Italy and Asia at Taormina Arte 91. European Civil Society first Pivot to Asia 20 years before today’s frenzy. He has always been en enthusiast promoter of good EU-Asia and other global partners exchanges and relations.

Salvo Di Bella

Primo-piano-Corrected-300x224Salvo 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.

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.

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, 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.