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EUROPE DIRECT The EU Official Information Relays Network. Venice, 5th December 2008. THE EUROPEAN UNION ON YOUR DOORSTEP: new generation of information relays launched.

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EUROPE DIRECTThe EU Official Information Relays Network

Venice, 5th December 2008


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THE EUROPEAN UNION ON YOUR DOORSTEP:

new generation of information relays launched

From 1 May 2005 anyone looking for information about the EU can turn to a new set of local outlets called the “EUROPE DIRECT Information Network”.

The network takes over from the Info-Points Europe and Carrefours, which traditionally provided the public with facts and figures on EU-related matters on the urban and rural areas respectively.


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EUROPEDIRECT:

- 475 Offices in Europe

- 46 Offices in Italy

(Statistics:January 2008)

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Look for on this web-site the ED nearest to you:http://ec.europa.eu/europedirect/visit_us/interactive_map/index_en.htm

Click on the map to choose a country


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Europe Direct information relays

MISSION OF THE NETWORKEUROPE DIRECT INFORMATION RELAYS ACT AS AN INTERFACE BETWEEN CITIZENS AND THE UNION AT LOCAL LEVEL

  • enable local citizens to obtain information, advice, assistance and answers to questions about the European Union’s institutions, legislation, policies, programmes and funding opportunities;

  • actively promote local and regional debate about the European Union and its policies;

  • allow the European institutions to improve the dissemination of information tailored to local and regional needs;

  • give the public the opportunity to send feedback to the European Union institutions in the form of questions, opinions and suggestions.


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The European Commission DGs and Services


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The DG Communication site

The Commissioner’s site


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Europe isn’t in Bruxelles, it is here

with INFORMATION NETWORKS tailored on you:

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  • 1) ED-EUROPE DIRECT => CITIZEN

  • proposes to supply interested information, material, advisings to all the persons, organizations, schools or journalists in Europe.

  • 2) EDC-EUROPEAN DOCUMENTATION CENTRE => RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS

  • helps universities and research institutes to promote and develop education and research on European integration, encourages them to take part in the debate on Europe, helps them to consult any of the European Communities' official publications in university libraries.


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Europe isn’t in Bruxelles, it is here

with INFORMATION NETWORKS tailored on you:

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  • 3) EURODESK => YOUNG PEOPLE

  • The young people have Eurodesk network actives on Life Long Learning program (for schools, university and instruction world) and Youth in Action (it promotes the European voluntary service and young international exchanges).

  • 4) EEN-ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK => ENTERPRISES

  • Enterprise Europe Network with beyond 500 points of contact and 4.000 experts is the main european network regarding the supply of competences and services to the enterprises.


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HOW CONTACT VIRTUAL EUROPE DIRECT:

Call the free phone number 00800 6 7 8 9 10 11 from anywhere in the EU in every languages Monday-Friday 9.00 am - 6.30 pm

Visit the web-site in every languageshttp://europa.eu.int/europedirect

Send an e-mail or contact an operator on-line http://ec.europa.eu/europedirect/write_to_us/mailbox/index_en.htm


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OUR WEB-SITE in every languages: http://ec.europa.eu/europedirect/


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EUROPE DIRECT VENEZIA-VENETO

Venice has an European Information Office since 1998.

The former Info Point Europa Venezia (IPE) is run by the Municipality of Venice (www.comune.venezia.it)

on agreement with the European Commission.

It is part of the municipality bureau of information and is coordinated by U.R.P. (Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico – Public Relation Bureau).

Our Office has also EURODESK – PLD Local Point.


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EUROPE DIRECT VENEZIA-VENETO

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

Our ED has a regional network with a lot of Veneto sub-relays (+/- 50).

Our partners are several public institutions as:

Veneto Region

Provinces of Venice, Rovigo, Belluno, Padova

Veneto Chamber of Commerce

IUAV University of Architecture

Big Municipalities (Chioggia, ect)


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EUROPE DIRECT VENEZIA-VENETO

The main office is located:

in Venice historical centre

inside of Cà Farsetti Palace

near Rialto Bridge


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EUROPE DIRECT VENEZIA-VENETO ACTIVITY

INFORMATION HELPDESK

ED knows the E.U. main themes quite well and will always do our best to answer your questions immediately.  Sometimes even our expertise could be at loss. Because there is just too much information available. In case we would not be able to answer at once we will strive and help you to find the information you need.

ED can consult with citizen the few databases that are not free.

ED has also EURODESK data-base, as EURODESK - PLD Local Point


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EUROPE DIRECT VENEZIA-VENETO ACTIVITY

  • PUBLICATIONS

  • ED distributes many free publications: official documents, magazines, leaflets, maps, CDs, VHSs, posters and other material published by the Publications Bureau of the European Commission.

ED publishes other material about themes that Publications Bureau doesn’t publish, like folders and books for children.

ED run promotional campaigns in the region media (TV, radio, press).


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EUROPE DIRECT VENEZIA-VENETO ACTIVITY

  • SCHOOL

  • ED visits a lot of schools playing with students together with the “In travel for Europe” game/lesson.

ED organises competitions for classes of young people like the “Schuman project”.


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EUROPE DIRECT VENEZIA-VENETO ACTIVITY

  • EVENTS

  • ED organises events, courses, meetings, shows for different targets (journalists, citizens, students, consumers, women)


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www.comune.venezia.it/europedirect


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EUROPE DIRECT Venezia-VenetoFrancesca [email protected] phone number 800 496 200

Thank you for the attention!


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