Europe Direct Information Centre

Europe Direct Edinburgh is here to help you, your business and your family. We are here to inform you about your rights and to find practical tips to help you move and work around the EU. We are part of a network of 16 centres in the UK, 500 across Europe which act as an interface between the EU and its citizens at local level.

The information centre is located within the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce office at 40 George Street. We display and hold materials on a variety of topics on the European Union, which explains what the European Union does, and why it is relevant to the people of Edinburgh and the UK.

The European Commission focuses its work around 10 key priorities, which can be found here. Our aim is to help you understand how these effect you. European Commission also works to help member states with their public spending ensuring citizens money is used for the best possible ends.

My name is Mayan Grace and I am the Project Manager who is here to help you with any enquires on Europe. Please get in touch via or facebook or twitter.

We provide free phone access to the Europe Direct telephone information services and web access the Europe website. The centre is accessible during normal business hours, Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday, 9am to 3pm. You can drop into the centre, or contact us by phone or e-mail. Tel – 0131 221 2999 or email –



Aspiring to grow event on 27th of June, 8.30am - 10.30am.  At this event Simon Harris, Professor of International Strategy at Edinburgh University Business School with over twenty years of experience, will give you useful guidelines on how to help you grow your business internationally. We will also be joined by Managing Director of Heehaw, Mally Graveson, who will share his experience on how they attracted their first international clients, have overcome cultural differences and made their Edinburgh-based business thrive globally.

Explore Export: Focus on Malta event on 28th of June, 9.00am - 10.30am. Malta’s economic strength is its strategic location, being situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, and its fully developed open market economy.  Join us to hear from Mario Galea, CEO of Malta Enterprise on the business and economic opportunities in Malta. 

End of romaning charges for the traveller in the EU : How will it work?
Dismantling roaming charges, when travellers call, send messages or surf on their mobile devices while abroad, has been one of the biggest success stories in Europe. Find out more information on how the roaming charges will change for EU citizens on 15 June 2017.

European Commission forges ahead on new transparency rules for tax planning intermediaries

On 21st June  2017, the European Commission has proposed new transparency rules for intermediaries that design or sell potentially harmful tax schemes. The proposal is part of the Commission's ambitious agenda to enhance tax transparency in the EU with the aim to tackle tax abuse and ensure fairer taxation.

Brexit negotiations

Access all the news and documentation on the Brexit negotiations.

Which SMEs received EU funding?

Interactive figures and statistics, an easily loadable map with all the companies funded by the EU's SMEs instrument, a list of project in your area/region. 

The European Commission publishes the draft of the EU budget 2018

The budget expendidure will focus on jobs, investments, migration and security and helping young people.


This video sheds some light on the European Commission's role and the state of play of the Article 50 negotiations.

This video highlights how you can now 'Roam Like at Home' and the new rules

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