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Europe Direct information relays act as an interface between EU and its citizens at a local level. Europe Direct (which took its name from an earlier initiative) was launched in 2005, although the UK chose not to join the network until 2006. Members of the Europe Direct network both offer and promote EU information to the general public in their area, whilst a central enquiry point offers a wide-ranging information service via telephone and e-mail.
Europe Direct in the UK and in other countries - there is a network of around 500 Europe Directs based locally across the 27 Member States as well as a Europe Direct Contact Centre. You can speak to the Contact Centre by calling a free phone number from anywhere in the European Union or by emailing them. Visit the Europa website for more details.
Europe in the UK is a portal for European culture in the UK, discovering the joys of language learning and for access to resources to help teachers, researchers, students and businesses www.europe.org.uk
The 'Your Europe' portal gives individuals and businesses practical information on their rights and opportunities in the EU. It focuses on real-life, cross-border situations, e.g. European citizens wishing to work or study in another country in the EU, or European businesses wanting to move to or open a new branch in another country in the EU. See the Your Europe leaflet (<1mb) leaflet or visit the relevant website below:
Europe Made Easy - help and advice on your life, work and travel in the EU
Your Europe, Your Opportunity - a practical guide to doing business in the EU