Follow the stars to see how the EU is making your life that little bit easier every day. From paid holidays to passenger rights, not to mention protecting the environment.
Working in the EU? Count your lucky stars — you’re entitled to at least four weeks of paid holiday a year. And your country’s rules might give you an even better deal. More
Whether travelling by land, sea or air, the EU is the only place in the world with a full set of passenger rights to protect you.
If you suffer delays, cancellations or damaged luggage — or have special mobility needs that aren’t catered for — you may be entitled to a refund or compensation. More
The European Health Insurance Card covers you during a temporary stay in any EU country, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. It gives you the same conditions, for the same price (free in some countries), as people insured in that country. More
Finding new ways to keep you all healthy is just one of the many things we fund through research and innovation projects across Europe. See how this is done under our main R&D programme, Horizon 2020: More
🔟 single-use plastic products constitute 70% of all litter in the sea! To change this, we are banning a whole lot of items with affordable alternatives. By 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣, single-use plastic cotton buds, cutlery, plates, straws, drink stirrers, balloon sticks and food/drinks containers made of expanded polystyrene will be banned from sale in the EU. More
Want to take your best furry friend with you when travelling around the EU? All you need is a European pet passport — you can get one from any authorised vet. More
How can we make this wish come true? One major contribution is the EU’s LIFE programme, which supports environmental conservation and climate projects throughout Europe. And in Natura 2000, Europe has the largest network of protected areas — over 27,000 sites — in the world. More