Europe Direct Valletta hosted by SEM to start new term

A new generation of Europe Direct centres will start operating across the European Union on May 1, 2021. Europe Direct Valletta has been chosen as one of three Europe Direct centres in Malta and Gozo and one of 424 centres across the European Union. The centres are co-financed by the European Commission.

The main function of Europe Direct centres is to bring the European Union, its policies and values to all corners of Europe, and will also establish an important connection between EU institutions and the European citizens.

The European Commission Representation has announced that the three Europe Direct centres that will be operating in Malta and Gozo from May 1, 2021 to December 31, 2025 are SEM – Servizzi Ewropej f’Malta, Core Platform and the Gozo Business Chamber.

The official launch of Europe Direct Valletta will take place on Tuesday, May 4 at noon. The launch may be followed live on our Facebook Page.

The new Europe Direct network will provide timely and objective information on European matters and will also seek to engage with citizens regarding the state and future of the European Union.  The role and mandate of Europe Direct centres have been modernised with respect to previous generations and now include the mandate to organise citizens’ dialogues and a range of participatory events that contribute directly to the development of a European public sphere.  The Europe Direct centres will offer local media relevant content on EU policies and priorities, involve them in their activities and help the Commission keep track of local sensitivities linked to EU policies.  The new centres will also promote active European citizenship in schools and coordinate with other EU networks in the regions, ensuring easier access for citizens, organisations and businesses.

The three Europe Direct centres operating in the Maltese islands can be contacted as follows:

Europe Direct Valletta
SEM – Servizzi Ewropej f’Malta
280, Republic Street, Valletta VLT 1112
edvalletta.sem@gov.mt
+356 2200 3316

Europe Direct Core Platform
The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry
The Exchange Buildings, Republic Street, Valletta VLT 1117
ed@core.org.mt
+356 9924 8777

Europe Direct Gozo
Gozo Business Chamber
The Brokerage, Level 4A, St Martha Street, Victoria VCT 2551
edic@europedirectgozo.org
+356 2156 3389

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