Here comes the new Helpline ‘EU solidarity with Ukraine’.

Here comes the new Helpline ‘EU solidarity with
In addition to the 24 official EU languages, the Commission has launched a dedicated Ukrainian and Russian language service for questions related to ‘EU solidarity with Ukraine’.
Anybody in the EU and from abroad can contact the Europe Direct Contact Centre , and receive replies in Ukrainian and Russian.
The new Helpline
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“Career opportunities at EU Institutions”

The School of Business and Management of UCLan Cyprus and Europe Direct Larnaca invite you to attend a webinar on

“Career opportunities at EU Institutions”
on Wednesday, 23rd of March

You may join the webinar by clicking on


2:00-2:05 Welcome Speech by Ass. Prof. Antri Kanikli, Course Leader in English Language and Literature
2:05-2:10 Introduction by Mrs Myrto Katsouri, Manager of Europe Direct Larnaca
2:10-2:50 “What is EPSO, EU as an employer, suitable profiles and selection processes” by Mrs Rita Hinek, European Personnel Selection Office
2:50-3:00 Q&A

WORK POSITIONS IN THE EU: Administrators in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Are you an expert in the field of Information and Communication Technology, interested in pursuing an international career?

The EU is looking for highly qualified administrators (AD 7/AD 8) in the ICT field.

“What we want from the EU as a Civil Society”

EUROPE DIRECT Larnaca and UCLan Cyprus, invite you to an open discussion ”What we want from the EU as a Civil Society”
Friday, 19 November 2021-11:00-13:00-at Amphitheatre 1 of UCLan Cyprus

Registrations at [email protected]
For more information, please contact EUROPE DIRECT Larnaca: tel.24620993
All health protocols will be followed. All participants must present a SafePass and wear a protective mask
The event will be broadcast live by FACEBOOK: @larnakamunicipality, @eudirectlarnaca

Climate change and the environment
Leading the way for a more sustainable future

EU in the world
The strategic autonomy of the EU with common security and defence

A stronger economy, social justice and jobs
An economy that works for you

-Mr Costas MAVRIDES, MEP,Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament,
-Ms Myrto ZAMBARTA, Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Cyprus,
-Mr Andreas KETTIS, Head of the Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus,
Moderation: Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé  Shaelou, Professor of European Law and Reform Head, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus

WORK POSITIONS: Audiovisual and conference technicians

Open for application:
26/10/2021 – 12:00(Brussels time)
Brussels (Belgium)
Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Become an Ambassador4EUFuture!

Between April & May 2021 garagErasmus will recruit at least one Ambassador4EUfuture for each EU member state in collaboration with our wide range of stakeholders.

Ambassadors4EUFuture will be all gathered in a 2-day online training session on the Conference on the Future of Europe given by garagErasmus, external experts and youth organisations. Officials and MEPs will also be invited to join in order to highlight the importance of the COFOE and the current EU priorities. Foreseen for May/June 2021, this activity will also present the guidelines for organising local events and provide Ambassadors with an overview of the institutional campaign for the COFOE as well as the European Parliament’s goals for the upcoming year.


The European Commission has adopted a Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising negotiations for an EU-UK Competition Cooperation Agreement. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), which entered into force on 1 May 2021, foresees the possibility for a separate agreement on cooperation in competition matters between the Commission and the competition authorities of the Member States, on the one hand, and the competition authorities of the UK on the other hand. The Recommendation to Council proposes to proceed with implementation of this point of the TCA. The envisaged competition cooperation agreement may include conditions for the exchange and use of confidential information in the context of antitrust and merger control matters. From the EU side, the agreement will relate to the application of EU competition law. Proper coordination of competition enforcement between the EU and UK will benefit European consumers and businesses. The Commission has already negotiated several formal international competition cooperation agreements with third countries: with the US (1991), Canada (1999), Japan (2003), South Korea (2009) and Switzerland (2013). The Commission has transmitted the Recommendation to the Council and the European Parliament, as well as to the European Data Protection Supervisor. It is now for the Council to consider whether and under which conditions to allow for the start of negotiations on an EU-UK competition cooperation agreement.
(For more information: Arianna Podesta – Tel. +32 229 87024; Giulia Astuti – Tel.: +32 229 55344)

WORK POTISIONS: Experts in technical support to Member States’ Structural Reforms and experts in the Schengen acquis

The European Commission (EC) is currently looking for administrators with expertise in structural reforms as well as administrators with expertise in the Schengen acquis. Recruited experts (grade AD 7) will mainly work at the EC’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) and the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME).

We offer opportunities to experts who fit one of these two profiles:

Structural reforms support administrators: your main tasks will be to design, implement and evaluate technical support projects, with the aim of supporting administrative and structural reforms in Member States. You will provide Member States’ authorities with direct advice at technical and political level, design and coordinate technical support projects, manage complex contracts and agreements and monitor the operational implementation of technical support to Member States.

Schengen acquis administrators: your main tasks will be to design, implement and evaluate the Schengen acquis in Member States, with the aim of reinforcing the legal and policy framework in place. You will prepare legislative initiatives on the Schengen acquis and participate in negotiations, contribute to the design and implementation of new policy initiatives, assess and evaluate existing legislation and provide Member States’ authorities with direct advice at technical and political level.

As an employer, the Institutions and Agencies of the EU offer a community of expertise with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career.

Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU and the European Personnel Selection Office endeavours to apply equal opportunities, treatment and access to all candidates. You can find out more about our equal opportunities policy and how to request special adjustments for selection tests on our dedicated page.

Animal nutrition – modernisation of EU rules on feed additives Justification

Animal nutrition – modernisation of EU rules on feed additives
Justification: The revision of the Feed Additives Regulation is one of the actions listed in the Farm to Fork Strategy that is part of the Green Deal.
The Open Public Consultation ( OPC) of the impact assessment required for the revision of the Feed Additives Regulation has been launched and the deadline to participate is 17/06/2021.
Here is the link to the public consultation:

The future is in your hands

This platform is the hub of the Conference on the Future of Europe. This is your opportunity to speak up, to say what kind of Europe you want to live in, to help shape our future.

The Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe, comprising representatives from the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, is launching the multilingual digital platform for the Conference on the Future of Europe inviting all EU citizens to contribute to shaping their own future and that of Europe as a whole. The platform is available in 24 languages, allowing citizens from across the Union to share and exchange their ideas and views through online events.
The Joint Presidency of the Conference welcomed the launch of the platform.
European Parliament President, David Sassoli, said: “The platform represents a key tool to allow citizens to participate and have a say on the Future of Europe. We must be certain that their voices will be heard and that they have a role in the decision-making, regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. European democracy, of the representative and participatory kind, will continue to function no matter what, because our shared future demands it.”
Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa, on behalf of the Presidency of the Council, said: “The time has come for our citizens to actively share their greatest concerns and their ideas. This discussion couldn’t happen at a more relevant time. We have to prepare now, so that we come out of this crisis even stronger and when we overcome the pandemic we stand ready for the future. We hope to continue to build the Europe of the future together, a fairer, greener and more digital Europe that responds to our citizens’ expectations.”
European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, said: “Health, climate change, good and sustainable jobs in a more and more digital economy, the state of our democratic societies: We are inviting Europeans to speak up, to address their concerns and tell us what Europe they want to live in. With this citizens’ platform, we are giving everyone the opportunity to contribute to shaping the future of Europe and engage with other people from across Europe. This is a great opportunity to bring Europeans together virtually. Join the debate! Together, we can build the future we want for our Union.”
The Conference on the Future of Europe is an unprecedented, open and inclusive exercise in deliberative democracy. It seeks to give people from all walks of life, across Europe, a greater say on what they expect from the European Union, which should then help guide the EU’s future direction and policymaking. The Joint Presidency has committed to follow up on the outcome of the Conference.
The multilingual digital platform is fully interactive and multilingual: people can engage with one another and discuss their proposals with fellow citizens from all Member States, in the EU’s 24 official languages. People from all walks of life and in numbers as large as possible are encouraged to contribute via the platform in shaping their future, but also to promote it on social media channels, with the hashtag #TheFutureIsYours
The platform will ensure full transparency – a key principle of the Conference – as all submissions and event outcomes will be collected, analysed, monitored, and made publicly available. The key ideas and recommendations from the platform will be used as input for the European citizens’ panels and the Plenaries, where they will be debated to produce the Conference’s conclusions.
All Conference-related events that will be registered on the platform will be visualised on an interactive map, enabling citizens to browse and sign up online. Organisers can use the toolkit available on the platform to help organise and promote their initiatives. All participants and events must respect the Charter of the Conference on the Future of Europe, which lays down standards for a respectful pan-European debate.
The platform is organised around key topics: climate change and the environment; health; a stronger and fairer economy; social justice and jobs; EU in the world; values and rights, rule of law, security; digital transformation; European democracy; migration; and education, culture, youth and sport. These topics are complemented by an ‘open box’ for cross-cutting and other topics (‘other ideas’), as citizens remain free to raise any issue that matters to them, in a truly bottom-up approach.
The platform also provides information on the Conference’s structure and work. It is open to all EU citizens, as well as EU institutions and bodies, national Parliaments, national and local authorities and civil society. It will fully respect users’ privacy, and EU data protection rules.