Liaison offices in the Members States
The European Parliament has a liaison office in every Member State. Their role is to raise awareness of the European Parliament and the European Union and to encourage people to vote in European parliamentary elections. What does that mean in practice?
The liaison offices
- answer questions from the public about the European Parliament and EU policies; provide citizens with information and materials and organise presentations and debates on European topics
- organise press briefings and keep the media informed of news from the Parliament
- work closely with teachers and academic organisations and provide educational resources
- develop links with professional groups, companies, non-governmental organisations and anyone else who has an interest in European affairs and the role of the European Parliament.