Nine new EUROPE DIRECT centers are launched in Lithuania

May 1 A new generation of EUROPE DIRECT centers started operating in nine Lithuanian cities in Kaunas, Klaipėda, Marijampolė, Panevėžys, Šiauliai, Tauragė, Telšiai, Utena and Visaginas.

These centers will present the EU, its policies and values in all corners of Europe. They will help maintain an important link between the EU institutions and citizens, reveal how Europe is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it is promoting economic recovery through the NextGenerationEU program and green and digital transformation. The new Europe Direct network will regularly provide objective information on European issues and discuss with citizens the situation and future of the European Union.

The role and mandate of the Europe Direct centers have been modernized to take account of previous generations. The new generation of centers will organize civil dialogues and various participatory events, such as the Conference on the Future of Europe , and contribute to the development of a European public space. They will provide local media with relevant information on EU policies and priorities, integrate them into their activities and help the European Commission to monitor local aspects of EU policies. The new centers will also promote active European citizenship in schools and coordinate with other EU networks in the regions and local communication partners, thus facilitating access to information for citizens, organizations and businesses.

EUROPE DIRECT, which operates in Lithuania, closely cooperates with the Representation of the European Commission in Lithuania and the Office of the European Parliament in Lithuania.

All activities of the EUROPE DIRECT Information Centers are free of charge for participating citizens.

On the interactive map on the page you can find the nearest EUROPE DIRECT center in Lithuania.

There will be 424 such information centers throughout the European Union (EU).

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European Commission

European Commission Representation in Lithuania

Gedimino ave. 16, LT 01103 Vilnius

Tel: +370 5 231 3186