In this section you will find useful links to other European information relays and services, which can help you with information in different fields.
Delegations of the European Commission in the rest of the world
The Delegations of the External Service, although hierarchically a part of the Commission structure, in practice serve European Union interests as a whole in 120 countries throughout the world, and at five centres of international organisations (OECD, OSCE, UN, WTO). They present, explain and implement EU policy. They also analyse and report on the policies and developments of the countries to which they are accredited and they conduct negotiations in accordance with a given mandate. You can often find very useful information on their web sites. They can be of help especially for those people who are not from the EU Member States.
Enterprise Europe Network
This network offers support and advice to businesses across Europe and helps them make the most of EU opportunities. Their services are specifically designed for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) but are also available to all businesses, research centres and Universities across Europe.
If you need information on EU legislation, help finding a business partner, want to benefit from innovation networks in your region or need information on funding opportunities, this is the place to start.
Europe Direct is a service to help citizens and businesses find answers to their questions about the European Union. It offers one single freephone number, 00 800 67891011, in all the EU Members States, and also a direct service via e-mail and links to information and advice facilities at national, regional and local levels. The Europe Direct information relays act as an interface between citizens and the Union at local level.
European Consumer Centres Network (ECC-Net)
The Network of European Consumer Centres is there to help with such questions and any other problems you may have concerning your activities as a consumer in Europe. The aim is that you should feel as confident when shopping in another country as you do at home.
Representation of the European Commission in the Member States
These offices represent the voice of the European Commission in each Member States and provide decentralised information on the European Union. It also reports back to the Commission in Brussels on political, economic and social developments in each country. You can often find very useful information on their web sites.