Europe Direct contact points in Malta form part of 450 walk-in centres found across Europe
Article written by Duncan Barry – Media and Information Executive, MEUSAC
Published on The Malta Business Weekly – 22.03.18
MEUSAC is currently hosting one of the three Europe Direct information centres (EDIC) in Malta. The
EDIC network of information centres, documentation centres and speakers is present in every EU
country and provides a local contact point for anything that is EU-related.
The two other centres in Malta are hosted by the Institute for European Studies at the University of
Malta in Msida and the Gozo Business Chamber in Victoria. All three entities will host the centres for
the next three years.
There are around 450 walk-in centres that make up the Europe Direct network currently operating in
Europe and which are financially supported by the European Commission.
The EDIC contact points are there to answer citizens’ questions on EU-related affairs such as their
rights as EU citizens and EU funding opportunities. They also provide opportunities for individuals and
organisations to participate in EU information and networking events as well as providing sources to
other EU-related information.
Since one of MEUSAC’s roles is to provide EU-related information, by hosting EDIC the services
provided by the agency will be further enhanced.
The centres are also there to help in the organisation of EU or Europe-themed events while also
giving information on jobs with the EU institutions and offering information on any other opportunities
Strategically located in the centre of Valletta, MEUSAC will continue to raise awareness on the
benefits of EU citizenship and to promote EU values and principles.
MEUSAC will strive to continue to reach out to the public at forthcoming events. Furthermore, in the
coming weeks it will launch a newsletter to be published quarterly in a digital format. Articles by
MEUSAC officials are published in a string of local newspapers and officials also participate in radio
MEUSAC constantly posts information in relation to EU matters on its website www.meusac.gov.mt
and through the social media on Facebook and twitter.
One may either choose to drop by MEUSAC’s office in Valletta at 280, Republic Street, or make
contact on 2200 3316 or alternatively by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.