National calls for proposals to select the host structures of the Europe Direct information centres 2013-2017 – The United Kingdom COMM/ED/2013-2017 Closed!


The European Commission (EC), via its Representation in the United Kingdom, is launching a call for proposals to select organisations eligible for an action grant and technical assistance in return for hosting public information centres known collectively as the “Europe Direct Information Centres Network”, for the 2013-2017 period.

Other call from other EC Representations in other countries.

Overall amount allocated to the United Kingdom for 2013 is €675,000, subject to approval of the budget by the budgetary authority.

The overall aim of the call is that citizens have easy access to information and the opportunity to make known and exchange their views, in all the fields of the EU’s activities, in particular, of those having an impact upon people's daily lives.


The centres' mission is two-fold:

  • to inform European citizens at local and regional level. They are a key partner of the "one-stop-shop" concept as a first entry point to the European Union for citizens, providing information about the EU, referring them to Your Europe or to specialised information sources and signposting to other services and networks. They give information, advice, assistance and answers to questions about the EU, and in particular about the rights of EU citizens, the EU’s priorities (notably the Europe 2020 Growth strategy), legislation, policies, programmes and funding opportunities.
  • To promote participatory citizenship through various communication tools (website, social media, publications, etc.) and by interacting with local and regional stakeholders, multipliers and media. They stimulate debate through the organisation of conferences and events and channel citizens' feedback to the EU.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

All the important deadlines

  • 10 September 2012 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche COMM/ED/2013-2017 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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