About the Eastleigh Europe Direct Information Centre
The Eastleigh EDIC is hosted by European Law Monitor CIC, a non-political, not-for-profit, information service that provides citizens and organisations across Europe with information on the European Union. The EDIC service is co-funded by the European Union.
The EDICs are intended to form one of the primary sources of information for the public and business community on EU policies and legislation, and form part of an European Union strategy intending to close the information gap between the EU and its public.
Personal callers are welcome to visit us at: Eastleigh Business Centre, Wessex House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9FD. Or you can call us on 02380 617200.
Drop-in Centre Opening hours are:
If you are planning on visiting us, or have a specific query you want us to answer, we do recommend calling or emailing us first to give us some background. Although our office staff have good general knowledge relating to the EU, sometimes it can help us provide the right answers if we have the opportunity to do a little research before your visit. Also, there are times when it might be more appropriate to make an appointment with an advisor if you have a more complex enquiry.
Do we charge for the service?
We receive limited public funding to support the provision of the EDIC public information service. This allows us to provide free access to all EU information, and extends to providing a free enquiry and general information service on the EU, its policies and institutions. We can also provide you with a whole range of EU information leaflets and books (these can also be ordered free from the EU Bookshop).
Some more complex enquiries relating to legislation or legal problems outside the remit of the EDIC can incur a charge, but this will be made clear before any work is undertaken.
What don't we do...
We do not under any circumstances carry out representational work. The EDICs are purely for the dissemination of EU information. We can provide background information on EU law and how it might affect your case, but we would always recommend that if you have a situation that involves court or tribunal proceedings that you gain proper legal representation to prepare your case taking into account both national and EU law.