Europe Day: how EU agencies work for EU citizens

logo_EUagencies.pngEFSA is one of the many EU agencies across Europe. These agencies work in specialised areas, touching our lives on a daily basis.

Just as EFSA helps to ensure that the food we eat is safe, other agencies specialise on the medicines we take, the chemicals in our products and surroundings, our education, quality of our working lives, fundamental rights, even our transportation and space satellites.

On 9 May – Europe Day – we commemorate the day in 1950 when then French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman presented a proposal to create a unified Europe.

As part of this year’s Europe Day celebrations we are highlighting the successful network of EU agencies. The network was set up by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to carry out specific legal, technical or scientific tasks. The agencies work alongside EU institutions and Member States, supplying them with evidence-based advice to help shape informed policies and laws at EU and national level. 

Watch the video below to see how the EU agencies improve the lives of EU citizens.

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