What Europe does for me 


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



What Europe Does For Me  

The interactive, multilingual, ‘What Europe Does For Me’ online website, put together by the European Parliamentary Research Service, presents hundreds of easy-to-read, one-page notes giving 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.

1 400 localities covered

Around 1 800 one-page notes are available to read, share or reuse as online pages or as PDF files. They are organised in two main categories on the website. In the first section, ‘In my region’, users can find information about their region by selecting the place where they and their family live or work. This section covers over 1 400 localities in every part of the European Union.

400 snapshots of EU action for citizens

In the section In my life’, users can select from 400 ‘one-pagers’ how the EU affects, for example, families, health care, hobbies, travel, security, consumer choices and social rights. A series of podcasts in a growing number of languages is also available for this section.

What’s next ?

In the third section, with longer briefing papers on EU policies ‘in focus’, outlines some of the achievements of the last parliamentary term, and the outlook for the future, with a special focus on public opinion and citizens’ concerns and expectations of EU action.

Citizens’ App: Europe in the palm of your hand

This mobile application helps citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do. It is searchable, shareable, can be personalised and is available in twenty-four languages. It can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play.