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 –


View our March/April with interesting information and upcoming local events on the opportunities in Europe.

Report: together in the EU

Risk of school segregation, discrimination and restrictions to political participation can form insurmountable barriers to the integration of migrants in EU society, as this report from the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) shows.

New anonymous whistleblower tool

A new tool to make it easier for individuals to alert the European Commission about secret cartels and other antitrust violations while maintaining their anonymity has been launched. Anti-competitive practices include agreeing on prices or procurement bids, keeping products off the market or unfairly excluding rivals and can cause immense damage to Europe's economy. 

EU strategy for Syria

The European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) proposed a strategy for Syria that defines how the EU can better contribute to a lasting political solution in the country under the existing UN-agreed framework. 

Commission proposes five alternative scenarios for the future of Europe

View the White Paper on the Future of Europe is Commission's contribution to the Rome Summit of 25 March


The video brings together memories of Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, sharing her Erasmus experience in Aix-en-Provence, with the story of an Italian student currently doing his Erasmus in the same university.

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