EU Passenger Rights Q&A- Tuesday 20th November

We are thrilled to share with our audience news of the upcoming EU Passenger Rights Q&A, which will be live-streamed on Facebook tomorrow between 11am-1pm.

This is a Facebook chat in cooperation with Directorate General for Mobility and Transport on EU passenger rights.

Organising such chats has been an ongoing process since November 2014 with quite great success (around 80-100 questions replied every time). This will be the 8th chat in the series.

As usual, legal experts from the Your Europe Advice Network and DG MOVE colleagues will gather in the BREY IT Training Room next Tuesday and with the moderation of the Your Europe team, they will be replying to questions for 2 hours. Your Europe Advice experts will reply to the practical questions regarding existing rights, remedies and Court practice, while the invited colleagues from MOVE will help out with the questions of political nature.

The chat platform is already open, consequently people are free to submit their questions NOW; but the experts will reply only on 20 November.

Enquiries in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Slovenian, Greek, Bulgarian, Danish and Swedish will all be responded to. These are the languages our invited experts can cover.

Head straight over to the Facebook Video by clicking on the image below!

Passenger Rights

Europe Direct in North Derbyshire!

On Thursday 15th November 2018, we were delighted to host the first of our November information drop-in events at Chesterfield Central Library.

A location which receives a large amount of footfall, visitors to Chesterfield Library were very interested in the role of the Europe Direct project, engaging in useful discussions with the Europe Direct East Midlands North team and amongst each other.

EDIC Banner in main reception

Our next stop is Derby Cathedral (Tuesday 27th November 2018) for our penultimate event of the year.

We’d like to express our gratitude to the staff at Chesterfield Library for making us feel welcome- looking forward to returning to Chesterfield in the near future!

Our November e-newsletter will be emailed out in a week’s time. If you wish to subscribe and haven’t already done so, head over to the Home Page on our website or get in touch with us via email!


Research & Innovation in our daily lives

€200 billion has been invested in EU funded R&I over the last 30 years, resulting in countless improvements to citizens’ quality of life.

Find out how funding in research and innovation has impacted your everyday lives by watching the European Commission’s video HERE.

For further information on EU funding opportunities for your business, discover potential research partners and jobs by selecting the image below!

research and innovation

Stay Connected- Free Wi-Fi for Europeans

‘On 7 November 2018 the Commission will launch a call for applications for the scheme ‘WiFi4EU‘. The call enables municipalities to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot in public spaces, including town halls, public libraries, museums, public parks or squares. WiFi4EU-funded networks will be free of charge, free of advertising and free of personal data harvesting.’ (Europa.EU 2018).

The budget for this particular initiative is from 2018-2020, thus funding the free Wi-Fi spaces will continue to be implemented throughout the UK-EU transition period up until the 31st December, 2020.

It is open to:

  • – Municipalities
  • – Associations formed by Municipalities acting on behalf of their members

Importantly, “WiFi4EU” as an example of EU benefits for those who do not necessarily move.

For more information, or to register your municipality today, select the image below!


Voting Eligibility for EU citizens living in the UK

The majority of EU Citizens residing in the UK will be eligible to cast a vote in the 2019 European Elections.

Each EU member state may have slightly different rules and requirements for how you vote. Discover the nature of voting for your country of origin below- you may be allowed to vote by proxy, at your country’s UK based embassy or foreign representation, by postal vote, online or voting back in your home country.

Euro Elections clear chart

For more information, the European Parliament Office based in the UK have designed useful resources for residents of each EU member state, and if you are still unsure about your voting rights, it is highly recommended you see this resource! Check it out HERE

We continuously recycle useful information on our website accordingly. Stay updated via 

Our next stop-Chesterfield Library

This time next week, we’ll be visiting Chesterfield Library to host an information drop-in session (Thursday 15th November).

The event is free-of-charge, and sign-up is not required; the event is deliberately designed this way for visitors to ‘drop-in’ whatever time is convenient for them!

There will be a diverse range of information leaflets and resources for you to take away, including a young person’s guide to how the EU makes decisions and pass laws!

EU Citizens (nationals from any EU member state), advice providers who work with EU communities, British citizens that regularly travel, British citizens that are looking to move abroad, and anyone else with a general interest are all more than welcome.

We will endeavour to answer specific enquiries on the day, and if we cannot resolve the query immediately, a follow up scheduled advice session via telephone/email can be undertaken if necessary. Additionally, we will provide general information/overview of what Europe Direct East Midlands North actually is for interested passers-by!

Monitor our upcoming events for the remainder of 2018 and leading into the New Year by referring to our website on a regular basis, or alternatively, you can sign up to our monthly e-newsletter!

Thank you,

Europe Direct East Midlands North.

chesterfield drop in session

Pets and Passports

Pet travel to Europe after Brexit

GOV.UK have produced guidelines regarding the rules for pet travel after Brexit in any scenario (whether that may be a deal or a no-deal). Importantly, to make sure your pet is able to travel from the UK to the EU after 29 March 2019 in any scenario, you should contact your vet at least 4 months before travelling to get the latest advice.

The key bits of information you need in ensuring the right of passage for your pet include:

  • Proof of microchip
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Blood test result alongside their pet’s health certificate.

For more information about the procedure you must undergo, alongside other dates and times to consider, read the GOV.UK advice page HERE.

pets and passportspet policies