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Austin, the capitol of TX, has been called the only liberal city is the very Republic state of Texas. Austin has been voted for the last 10 years consistently among the 10 best cities to live, work, raise a family, go to college and retire. The average age is less than 30, the average population is smarter with higher income. The city also offers the great outdoors: more than 200 parks and around 300 days of sunshine each year. With Hill Country vistas outside the city and Lady Bird Lake in the center of town, Austin also has miles of hike and bike trails (thanks Lance Armstrong). After the beautiful sun sets, the most talented musicians in the country will show you why Austin is The Live Music Capital of the World. The music lovers never miss Austin City Limits and South by Southwest Festivals. While you visit, save time to visit the Whole Foods headquarters and many picturesque food trailers all Austinites favor. You might take a leisurely drive to admire the landscapes of Hill Country’s picturesque countryside, the acclaimed Salt Lick Barbeque and vineyards. If your visit takes place late spring, you will enjoy the famous Texas Wildflowers along all the roads! Read more – and you understand why Austin’s slogan is Keep Austin Wierd! EuroCircle Austin @ Pinterest
Your Austin Team
Bonjour, she says! Allison grew up in France/Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and moved to Texas in 2005 to attend the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated in 2011 in Economics and Business, and worked in marketing/analysis following graduation. She is now working for one of the world’s best hospitality establishment, pursuing a career that is a natural fit for her.
Allison has a passion for people, travel, culture and languages. She has been a great asset in helping the growth of EuroCircle Austin by organizing several successful events that have drawn a lot of awareness amongst different groups. Excellence comes when passion is genuine and fit.
Random facts about Allison: The love of her life are mom/brother/motorcycles, she loves cooking/wines, tennis, travel, adrenaline, her job/company…and BBQ! “Vive la France, and Hook’em Horns!”
Adnan first learnt about EuroCircle when he was invited to the first event in Austin in 2010 and has been a regular since. Like the other hosts, Adnan quickly became really good friends with the other EuroCircle members. “It’s hard not to since I’ve made some of the most amazing friendships through EuroCircle” says Adnan when asked about EuroCircle and adds “Austin is a particularly friendly place, but EuroCircle really brings together a unique set of people who are either from abroad or have spent
a considerable portion of their lives abroad”.
Adnan grew up in over half a dozen places in Asia, Africa and Europe, and considers the UK to be his natural home. After coming to the US over 10 years ago, Austin is the single longest place he has ever lived so in many ways Austin is his adopted home. You’ll frequently see him running and cycling around the many trails in and around Austin, in addition to enjoying the many live music events that are always happening in Austin. Adnan adds “It’s hard to keep up with Austin these days, especially since I travel quite frequently for work, but I always make time to enjoy the city when I can”.
Kaisa Kokkonen, EuroCircle Founder has been in the USA from May 1992. The first 12 years as an Associate Director of Marketing at Ernst & Young’s International Tax Law Department. As a former lawyer, she has several years of work experience from her native country Finland in banking, insurance and the Finnish courts.
Kaisa founded EuroCircle after years of talking about with Cindy Willson and Eric Faltraco who both pushed her to do something about it. The hardest part was coming up with an original name that nobody was using. It took months because she didn’t want to be a copycat.The first event took place at City Hall Restaurant on Monday, Jan 11 1999.
Kaisa likes doing lots of different things: reading, movies, good food, wines, traveling, opera, spending time with her family in the Finnish countryside, walking, and nature, helping with good causes… The list of things that she’d like to do is really, really long. She works full-time @ Dilogr.com and EuroCircle which leaves her literally no free time. Work – Start by doing the necessary, then the possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Life – Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it. Change – A good way to change somebody’s attitude is to change your own.
Szilvia Tóth was introduced to EuroCircle about three years ago. She quickly fell in love with the group and made close friendships. “It feels like my home away from home” she said and decided to dedicate more time to the organisation.
Szilvia is a native of Budapest, Hungary. She is an avid traveller who has called Austin home for over a decade now. Prior to making the move “over the pond”, she spent eight years in Germany where she attended the University of Regensburg. Here in Austin Szilvia puts her MBA from Baylor to good use in the solar industry working on changing the way our world is powered.
Upcoming events in Austin
Past events in Austin
|The 6th Annual International Potluck
May 20 at Private Residence with a pool
|Austin - Eurovision Song Contest (Li...
May 12 at Scandinavian Spaces
|Mixology Night with EuroCircle
April 27 at Academia Austin
|Spanish Night at El Chipirón
March 22 at El Chipiron
|European Mixer at Tillery Kitchen & Bar
February 22 at Tillery Kitchen and Bar
|EuroCircle's 19th Anniversary Winter...
January 30 at SOUTH CONGRESS HOTEL - Library Bar
|EuroCircle's Holiday Party in Style ...
December 10 at Nightcap
|East Austin Studio Tour
November 20 at Tsasis Studio
|Belgian Night @ Mort Subite
November 18 at Mort Subite
|Russian House Party with Burlesque Show
October 20 at Russian House of Austin
|EuroCircle's Eastside Happy Hour @ C...
September 29 at Craftsman
|EuroCircle Summer White Party @ The ...
August 05 at The Yard at Waller Creek
|Gathering to honor the victims of th...
July 19 at Liberty Bar
|Salsa Night - and After Party at Jus...
July 14 at Tamale East
|Sound of Italy: Giulia Millanta and ...
June 28 at The Saxon Pub
|Citizen Diplomacy Reception and Netw...
June 23 at Lt. Governor’s Reception Room in the Texas State Capitol
|Ferrari & Canadian Grand Prix
June 12 at Circuit of The Americas
|4th Annual International Potluck
May 22 at A Private Residence
|Eurovision Song Contest
May 14 at Russian House of Austin
|Distinguished Speaker Series: Adrian...
May 05 at Ireland House (Consulate General of Ireland)
April 28 at Tamale House East
|Sunday Fun French Style @ The Bonnev...
March 06 at The Bonneville
|Saturday Morning Hike @ Barton Creek...
February 27 at Barton Creek Greenbelt /Scottish Woods Trail Entrance.
|2016 Kick-off & EuroCircle's 17th An...
January 24 at Emmer & Rye
|Winter Holiday Party with AIN @ The ...
December 11 at The Madison Dance Club (next top the Roosevelt Room)
|Pre-Thanksgiving Cocktails at the To...
November 24 at The Townsend Austin
|"Why NATO Still Matters to the Unite...
November 02 at Texas Union Theatre (limited seating)
October 15 at Prelogs Bar - Modern European Restaurant
|World-Class Cocktails @ The Roosevel...
September 26 at The Roosevelt Room
|Sunday Chill @ The Grove Wine Bar & ...
August 30 at The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen
|EuroCircle's Summer White Party @ Ri...
July 31 at RIO
|EuroCircle's Flower Power Party @ W ...
June 25 at W Austin
|The 3rd Annual International Potluck
May 31 at Alta's Cafe @ The Waller Creek Boathouse
|Eurovision song contest at the Russi...
May 23 at The Russian House of Austin
|Nordic Night to Celebrate Spring @ P...
April 30 at PRELOGS - European Kitchen & Bar
April 25 at Austin Polo Club
|Une Soiree Francaise parmi les Texan...
March 26 at Stephen F Bar & Terrace
|European Night with Slavic & Balkan ...
February 20 at The Russian House in Austin
|EuroCircle Celebrates Its 16th Anniv...
January 29 at W Austin
|Après Work Social for EuroCircle Au...
December 05 at Justine's
|OKTOBERFEST at Hank's Garage's Patio
October 01 at Hank's Garage
|Joint European Summer Drinks at Hank...
August 23 at Hank's Garage
|Joint European Night
July 26 at Annie's cafe bar
|EuroCircle Private Party Downtown by...
May 14 at Private Downtown Location
|"Invasion of the GoGirls" Showcase
March 19 at Austin Java/Treasure Island
|An Evening at Caffe Medici
March 12 at Caffe Medici
|Austin Kick-Off Party at the Austonian
November 20 at The Austonian