The Europe Direct Information Centre based in Central Library, Waterford City, is one of a network of local contact points that serve as the direct link between you and the EU Institutions. The Europe Direct Information Centre is a service which helps you find answers to your questions about the European Union.
The centre offers information on all sorts of subjects related to the EU including your rights and opportunities as an EU citizen and how to take advantage of them. It can provide direct responses to general inquiries and, if you have more detailed questions, signpost you to the best source of information and advice at EU, national, regional and local levels.
The Europe Direct initiative was launched in Ireland in 2005. The European Commission wanted to create a network of accessible, local information centres in all member states. The mission of the network is to distribute information and advice about the European Union’s policies, actively promote local and regional debate about the European Union, allow the European institutions to disseminate local and regional information and give the public the opportunity to send feedback to the European Union institutions.
We had a lovely visit from 5th Class in St. Ursula’s Primary for our Europe Day Celebrations here in Central Library! We gave out lots of goodies and EU prizes and the students took part in our competition to re-imagine the EU Flag.
We know that lots of Waterford schools learn about the EU as part of their curriculum and we are looking forward to working with them as the Europe Direct Information Centre for Waterford!
Take a look at the amazing entries in our Europe Day Gallery, we think they have really captured the spirit of Europe...
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