Fabian Demicoli

GRTU chosen to host a Europe Direct Information Centre

GRTU is one of the entities chosen to host a Europe
Direct Information Centre in Malta and Gozo for the next five years.
This following an application submitted by GRTU which was received well by the
Commission Representation and approved. The other entities chosen are The Local
Council Association, and the Gozo Business Chamber

The Europe Direct network is one of the main channels of
information about the EU for European citizens. The overall objective of the
network is to provide 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 queries from the public.

The three centres will be able to provide answers to
general questions related to the EU and to direct enquiries to the best sources
of information on EU matters. They will also have a number of EU publications
available for public dissemination.

The choice of the Europe Direct host organisations was
made through a Call for Proposals launched in all EU Member States towards the
end of 2012. The Europe Direct centres in Malta are part of a network of about
480 EU information centres across the EU.

As a Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) GRTU will be launching a
number of dedicated contacts, amongst which a website:
www.europedirectvalletta.eu; email: and landline:
21228843. A specific desk will be dedicated to the EDIC for interested
individuals to access information and review and take readily available
material. A number of events will also be held. GRTU's EDIC is headed by GRTU's
EU Desk Team.

More information on the functions of EDICs is available on: http://europa.eu/europedirect/index_en.htm.

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