What Europe does for me 


Detailed information on the EU’s impact on the lives of individual citizens and local communities can be found on a multilingual website of the European Parliament’s Research Service.

What Europe Does For Me  

The interactive, multilingual, ‘What Europe Does For Me’ website, put together by the European Parliament's Research Service, presents hundreds of short, easy-to-read, documents that give examples of the positive difference that the EU makes to people's lives. Users can easily find specific information about what Europe does for their region, their profession or their favourite pastime. Around 2,000 notes are available to read, share or reuse as online pages or as PDF files.

More than 1,700 localities covered

In the first section of the website, ‘In my region’, users can find information about EU-supported projects in their area by selecting the place where they and their family live or work. This section covers over 1,700 places in every part of the European Union. There is also a new feature that allows for the possibility to view individual projects (as ‘pins’ on the map).

More than 400 snapshots of EU action for citizens

In the section ‘In my life’, users can choose from 400 short notes (with more to come) to find out how the EU affects, for example, families, health care, hobbies, travel, security, consumer choices and social rights.

What next?

The third section, with longer articles on EU policies, outlines some of the achievements of the previous parliamentary term, and the outlook for the future, with a special focus on public opinion and the concerns of citizens and their expectations for EU action.