The Europe Direct information centre (EDIC) deals as a mediator between the European Union and the local citizens.
Europe Direct is a free Information service of the European Union, imagined to connect as good as possible with the European construction. It aims are:
- giving an immediate answer to general questions related to the EU: the Institutions, the Legislation, the Politics, programs and the possibilities of financiation.
- promoting local and regional debates about the European Union and its Politics.
- giving the European Institutions the possibility to improve the spreading of Information referring to the local and regional needs.
- offering the public the possibility to make a feedback on the Information of the European Union in form of questions, opinions and advises.
In France, the EDICs are approved by the European Commission and hosted by the associations or the local authorities.
In 1995, La Maison de l’Europe de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées was the first “Info Point Europe” in France that became named Europe Direct.
In this way, it manages a document centre; make sociocultural activities, juvenile labour, loans exhibitions and teaching tools for the education.
It informs the citizens and answers their questions on Europe, guide them in their projects and favours the rise of information to European authorities.
It also promote the campaigns of European information, organises conferences and debates and celebrates «European Days» such as
- Europe Day (9 May),
- The European Day of Languages (26 September)
- The European Day of Civil Justice (24 October), etc.
The Centre of Information Europe Direct of the Maison de l’Europe de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées is located in Hôtel Saint-Jean, 32 rue de la Dalbade in Toulouse.
Open to public from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 14.00 pm to 17.00pm
Do you have specific questions on the European Union? Europe Direct answers them!
Free Call: 00 800 67 89 10 11