Presentation on theme: "Europe Direct Leeds. Europe Direct Network Nearly 500 Europe Direct centres across European Union Member States Leeds is 1 of 16 in the UK, established."— Presentation transcript:
Europe Direct Network Nearly 500 Europe Direct centres across European Union Member States Leeds is 1 of 16 in the UK, established 2006 and hosted by Library Service, part of LCC Max 25,000 euros annual funding from EU (Leeds bid 20,500 € has to be match funded)
What are Europe Directs Enable European Commission to communicate with general public at local level. The services of the centres are free Public can use them to feedback to EU and its institutions
In more detail, ED role Help citizens get practical information and advice on exercising their rights in the European Union learn more about the EU, and in so doing, motivate them to use their vote Actively promote local & regional debate on EU topics. Provide feedback from citizens to the EU institutions
How ? Enquiry service Travelling, Living, Studying and Working in Europe EU Facts and Figures How the EU works (Parliament, Commission, Council of Ministers) and makes decisions How do EU decisions affect me? EU’s history, achievements EU Funding and projects Free internet access to EU websites Free publications, brochures & guides Free EU resources for teachers Info about EU in any of the official EU languages.
How? Conferences, events, activities, competitions, roadshows Displays Europe Direct Leeds website- Bringing Europe To You! http://europedirectleeds.org.uk http://europedirectleeds.org.uk Europe Talk monthly enewsletter to schools, community groups Twitter http://twitter.com/europedirecthttp://twitter.com/europedirect Facebook www.facebook.com/europedirectleedswww.facebook.com/europedirectleeds
Around 70 activities per year New Year, New Start – successful event at Reginald Centre last January 2012 Leap into Action – event with Chamber last Feb ‘Ageing Well in Leeds’ conference and marketplace event plannd for Oct at Leeds Museum Work, Enterprise and Inventors Clubs badged Lots of other events Outreach detail
Work with Partners Leeds City Council – Sustainable Development Unit, International Relations, Fairtrade steering group, Leeds Museums, Adult Social Care – Community Forum for Race Equality, Education Leeds, Older People’s Forum European Movement, European Commission, European Parliament, European Information Association Voluntary Action Leeds, Groundwork, BTCV, Fairtrade steering group Leeds University, Leeds Metropolitan University, EURES, Enterprise Europe, Everything’s Possible More – too many to mention !
Current overall bid for 4 years ends March 2013 Annual work programme has to be approved Information service module is mandatory - 12000€ Others are optional – 2011/2 we bid for Information service 3 x major events 2000€ each Website - 2000€, Newsletter 500€ Next round for 5 years 2013-2018 Getting the money
European Commission requirements Communication priorities set by EU Our submitted work programme must reflect them Our funding is dependent on us fulfilling work programme – requires Time sheets Monthly report Annual report
Websites and Resources Europa - Gateway to the European Union -main site Europe Direct contact centre multilingual enquiry service Europa Europe Direct contact centre European Sources online – in all Leeds libraries European Sources online European Voice – Central Library European Voice Climate Action – Energy for a changing world Climate Action European parliament links European parliament links Eures Job Mobility portal jobs & learning opps through Europe, vacancies in 31 European countries Eures Job Mobility portal European Youth Portal - A gateway to citizenship and mobility for young people in Europe European Youth Portal Study in Europe up-to-date info on 32 European countries, their universities & what it takes to live & study in them. Study in Europe
European Commission Representation in the UK (London Office) AGMs – have been in Warsaw, Budapest, Athens, Valletta etc Specific training seminars, usually Brussels Conferences Europe Direct contact centre with multilingual staff 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11) from anywhere in the 27 Member States, e-mail, interactive, real-time Web- Assistance.e-mailWeb- Assistance European Commission support
Thank-you! Europe Direct Leeds Information Centre, 2 nd Floor, Central Library Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB Tel: 0113 247 8282 Email:email@example.com http://europedirectleeds.org.uk http://twitter.com/europedirect www.facebook.com/europedirectleeds