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 (image below) and I am the EDIC Edinburgh Manager who is here to help you with any enquires on Europe. My colleagues Alexia Haramis and Sophie-Lou Arcese Le Nir can also help you with your enquiries. Please get in touch via e-mail: or facebook or twitter, or call 0131 221 2999 (option 5) or visit our office at 40 George Street, Edinburgh (opening hours 9.00am - 5pm Monday - Thursday and 9.00am - 3.30pm Friday).


View our July/Aug newsletter packed full of useful information. 

Applications for the 2020 European Green Capital Award open

The title of European Green Capital is awarded every year to a European city for its commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability. To mark the 10th anniversary of the award, the European Commission has launched a competition to identify the winner of the European Green Capital 2020 title.

Harmonised European driving licence reinforces security and safety

European roads are the safest in the world, and the introduction of the new harmonised European driving licence is helping to consolidate this trend. This will ensure the freedom of movement for the EU’s 300 million drivers – given that the new licences are recognised throughout Europe – they also reinforce their security and safety. 

EU: a world leader in helping those affected by crises

When countries face natural disasters such as forest fires, floods and earthquakes or are in need of emergency assistance due to other crises, the EU has a range of funding and emergency response tools to help.

The European exchange programme for Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries.

The Juncker Plan in the United-Kingdom

The Juncker Plan invested €3.246 billion under the European Fund for Strategic Investments. Find which sectors received the most support from the European Commission.

Brexit negotiations

Access all the news and documentation on the Brexit negotiations.


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