(30 April 2021) – A new generation of some 424 EUROPE DIRECT centres start operating across the EU as of 1 May. They will provide timely and factual information on European matters, but also seek to engage with citizens regarding the state and future of the Union.
Seeing their role and mandate modernised, the new generation of EUROPE DIRECT centres will organise citizens’ dialogues and participatory events, for example for the Conference on the Future of Europe.
They will offer relevant information on EU policies and priorities to local media and multipliers, and involve them in their activities. They will also help the Commission keep track of local sensitivities linked to EU policies.
The new centres will equally promote active European citizenship in schools and coordinate with other EU networks in the regions, ensuring easier local access to information for citizens, organisations and businesses.