Europe Direct Rijeka is part of the Europe Direct network in Croatia and a new generation of Europe Direct information centres across the EU, which is managed by the European Commission.

According to the Call published by the European Commission for submitting proposals for the selection of partners to lead Europe Direct in Croatia in the period 2021-2025, the project proposal of the Rijeka Development Agency “Porin” was highly appraised and in April 2021 a five-year framework agreement was concluded. “Porin” became the headquarters of the Europe Direct Rijeka for the territory of the City of Rijeka and the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County in the period from 2021 to 2025.

Europe Direct Rijeka was officially inaugurated on 1 May 2021.

The task of the centre of EUROPE DIRECT – Rijeka (ED Rijeka) is to establish itself as a direct link between citizens and EU institutions, or rather, to act as an extended arm of the European Commission that will provide support through a direct flow of information regarding opportunities and advantages that are available to EU citizens, and that means local residents in Rijeka and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

The centre aims at bringing Europe closer to the people in the field through various activities and to motivate people to get involved in the debate on the future of the EU. The activities will include visits to primary and secondary schools, presentations, panel discussions about the EU and publishing various official publications.

All services of the Europe Direct Rijeka Centre are free of charge for all citizens involved, but it is important to note that they do not include the services of legal advice or interpretation of EU legislation.

Citizens can contact the Europe Direct Rijeka Centre to ask about EU policies, programmes and priorities and take part in events on the future of the EU.

Annual grants to co-finance Europe Direct activities for the years 2022-2025 amount to EUR 30,400. Annual grants for 2021 (May-December) amount to EUR 20,267. A one-off payment of an additional grant in 2021 for the event in which Europe Direct is promoted, amounts to EUR 3,200.

Europe Direct Rijeka

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