• Posted 30-Apr-2021

Commission launches 424 new EUROPE DIRECT centres: reaching people in all corners of the EU

A new generation of some 424 EUROPE DIRECT centres started operating across the EU as of 1 May. These centres will bring the European Union, its policies and values to all corners of Europe, and they will reinforce the important connection between EU institutions and citizens, helping to explain how Europe is combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, boosting recovery through NextGenerationEU, and tackling the green and digital transitions.

The new EUROPE DIRECT network will provide timely and factual information on European matters, but also seek to engage with citizens regarding the state and future of the European 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.

Find your nearest EUROPE DIRECT centre by selecting your Member State on this map.

Source: European Commission I Press Corner (https://bit.ly/3t6y3Z5)

From May 1, 2021 the Europe Direct Information Centre of the University of Cyprus is operated by the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the European Office of Cyprus.

The Europe Direct of the University of Cyprus provides information on the priorities and directions of the European Union and the activities of the European Commission and the European Parliament in Cyprus. Comprehensive information is also offered on funding opportunities from European Programmes and ways to secure material for research and innovation, education and training available to the European Union. In addition, the Europe Direct of the University of Cyprus is able to provide and update information on the European Networks operating on the island.

Special thanks for the valuable and practical support of this initiative to the Municipalities of Nicosia, Aglantzia, Strovolos and Latsia, and to the Universities that are based in Nicosia: Open University of Cyprus, University of Nicosia, European University Cyprus, Frederick University, Philips University and to Student Life Cyprus.

With the slogan "Plan the future of Europe! Plan your future! " Europe Direct of the University of Cyprus begins its action, by celebrating and honouring Europe Day, on May 9, 2021. Specifically, the Europe Direct of the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the European Documentation Centre at the University of Cyprus will organise a discussion on the Conference on "Europe's Future, Challenges and Prospects for Youth".

More information about the Europe Direct of the University of Cyprus and the events that will be organised, can be found at www.europedirectucy.eu