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 17 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.

I am 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 with your questions. Please get in touch via e-mail: europedirect@edinburghchamber.co.uk 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).

Highlights

View our Sept-Oct Newsletter packed full of interest info and an update on Brexit

Immigration rights of EU citizens arriving in the UK before Article 50 was triggered

Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the immigration status of EU citizens living and working in the UK. In his response, the Chancellor promised that EU citizens who arrived in the UK before 29 March 2017 will be able to stay until they reach the five years' residence to apply for UK settled status.

Brexit Negotiations: David Davis' speech on the fifth round of negotiations

David Davis updated the House of Commons about the fifth round of negotiations with the EU. He summarised the progress made regarding Citizens' Rights, Northern Ireland, Financial Settlement, and Seperation Issues. He concluded that the aim is provide certainty to citizens and businesses. 

Juncker and May issued a joint statement following their meeting in Brussels

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister Theresa May met in Brussels yesterday. They discussed common interests and had a constructive exchange on current challenges. 

Practical Guide to working in the EU

Did you know there is a wealth of information on doing business in Europe including info on VAT, Tax and public contracts in the EU.

Guide to EU funding 2017

A useful guide to EU funding. EU funding opportunities prove the added value of the EU budget in a number of fields, from research, employment, regional develoment and cooperation to education, culture, environment, humanitarian aid and energy, among others. Signification support is available to small and medium-sized businesses, non-governmental and civil society non-profit organisations, young people, researchers, farmers and public bodies, to name a few.

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.

Videos:

This video shows highlights from President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union address :

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