The European Commission, via its Representation in Spain, is launching a call for proposals to select partners to run EUROPE DIRECT in 2021-2025.
EUROPE DIRECT engage with citizens on a pro-active and continuous basis to ensure greater ownership of the European project. By organizing information and engagement activities, it enables citizens to make informed choices about the future of the EU by fully participating in the European democratic process.
By cultivating a better understanding of how the EU and its parliamentary democracy work and which issues fall under the EU responsibility, EUROPE DIRECT raise citizens’ awareness of how they benefit from the EU on a daily basis, while also highlighting its added value.
It helps identify the aspects of EU policies that are important at local level and can frame messages and activities to match local needs. Through outreach and citizen engagement activities, EUROPE DIRECT help prepare the ground for the strategic political priorities of the Commission and of the Parliament.
EUROPE DIRECT also listen to citizens’ expectations and enable feedback to the EU institutions.
EUROPE DIRECT work closely with the Commission Representations and with the European Parliament Liaison Offices (hereafter ‘the EPLOs’) in the respective Member States. They also seek cooperation with other EU outreach networks and local contact points, including relevant local networks (where these exist), and promote exchanges and coordination between them.
Task 1: Information and engagement with citizens
Task 2: Relations with local media and multipliers
Task 3: Awareness about sensitive EU topics at local level
Task 4: The EU in schools
Task 5: Promoting a regional network of networks
15 October 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time