EDIC Valletta

The Europe Direct Information Centres (EDICs) is a network of some 450 walk-in offices, across the EU. It is one of the main tools of the European Commission to engage with citizens on EU-related topics at local and regional level.

The EDICs’ mission is to provide EU citizens with information about the EU, referring them to specialised information services and signposting to other services and networks. EDICs give information, advice, assistance, and answers to questions about the EU and, in particular, about the rights of EU citizens, the EU’s priorities, legislation, policies, programmes, and funding opportunities.

Additionally, EDICs stimulate debate through the organisation of conferences and events, and channel citizens’ feedback to the EU.

The Malta-EU Steering & Action Committee (MEUSAC) has been chosen by the European Commission to host the Europe Direct Information Centre in Valletta from January 1, 2018 and will run for three years.

The Europe Direct network is one of the main channels of information about the EU for European citizens with the overall objective of providing citizens with easy access to information about the EU and its activities. The centres are hosted within existing entities that guarantee a good geographical coverage as well as the necessary capacity and expertise to deal with EU queries from the public, direct enquiries to the best sources of information on EU matters and provide EU publications available for public dissemination.

A new feature of this dynamic generation is the ability to go the extra mile with their work programme, moving forward to a proactive approach where it engages with civil society, for example by organising Citizens' Dialogues or being willing to do transnational pilot projects, bringing together EDICs from either side of a border.

The choice of the Europe Direct host organisations was made through a Call for Proposals launched in all EU Member States in 2017. Europe Direct Valletta is part of a network of about 450 EU information centres across the EU.

 

EDIC Valletta Contact Details

EDIC Valletta can be contacted as follows:

Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC)

280, Republic Street Valletta VLT 1112

Tel: 2200 3316

Email: edicvalletta.meusac@gov.mt

 

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