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The Commission is working with a number of strategic partners to make the European Year a success, and to help reach citizens from all walks of life and at local, regional and national level.

In addition to support from its various departments and Representations in EU countries, the Commission is relying on strong support from other EU institutions and external partners.

Europe Direct

European Direct Contact Center

A Commission service that helps you find answers to your questions about the European Union
Call 00 800 67 89 10 11 for free from anywhere in the EU.

Europe Direct

Europe Direct Information Centers

Nearly 500 offices in all EU countries that provide information about the EU.

European Parliament (and its Information Offices in the Member States)

The directly-elected body of the European Union. The 754 Members of the European Parliament are elected once every five years by the electorates of the EU’s member countries.

European Economic and Social Committee

Represents Europe's employers, workers and other interest groups. The consultative assembly issues opinions to the larger institutions – in particular the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament.

Committee of the Regions

The EU's assembly of regional and local representatives. Involves regional and local authorities in the European decision-making process.


European Year of Citizens Alliance (EYCA)


An alliance of civil society stakeholders representing 60 civil society organisations and European platforms.

Council of Europe

Promotes respect for its fundamental values: human rights, democracy and the rule of law. With 47 member countries, it covers virtually all of Europe.

National contact points (NCPs) - 2013

Some countries have appointed a national coordinator to organise national activities, help promote local and regional activities and involve all relevant stakeholders in the European Year.

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For questions related to the Year, contact

The team of the Year 2014

For general information enquiries, contact

Europe Direct : Call 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11E-mail us your questions

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