What Europe Does For Me

14 November 2018EU news / Resources

Ahead of the 2019 European elections, today the European Parliament President Tajani launched a new interactive, multilingual online website, collecting hundreds of easy-to-read, one-page notes giving examples of the positive difference that the EU makes to people’s lives.

Users can easily find specific information about what Europe does for their region, their profession or their favourite pastime. Around 1 800 one-page notes are available to read, share or reuse as online pages or as PDF files. They are organised in three main categories: “In my region”, “In my life” and “In Focus”.

The first section “In my region”, covering over 1 400 localities in every part of the European Union, allows users to select the place where they and their family live or work and to see how Europe is present in their towns, cities and regions.

The second section “In my life” allows users to select from 400 ‘one-pagers’ to find things that are important to them personally. How the EU affect, for example, families, health care, hobbies, travel, security, consumer choices and social rights, or how the EU support people in their professional lives in dozens of jobs, from beekeepers to bus drivers to brewers…or what the EU has done for people who enjoy leisure activities such as sport, music or watching television. A series of podcasts in a growing number of languages is also available for this section.

The notes provide a snapshot of EU action for citizens, based on interesting examples, with onward links to further information, rather than trying to list everything the EU has ever done.

The third section “In Focus” presents 24 papers on EU policies and outlines some of the achievements of the current parliamentary term, and the outlook for the future, with a special focus on public opinion and citizens’ concerns and expectations of EU action.

This is a living website and more material will continuously be added and be available in more EU languages over the coming months.

The website has been put together by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), in conjunction with the Communications and Translations services of the European Parliament.

Read more here.

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