Ever been stranded at a European airport or had your luggage lost when travelling in the European Union? Check out this mobile app to know what your rights are immediately, on the spot.
Launched by the European Commission, the app covers all modes of transport in the EU – air, rail, ship, bus and coach.
Passenger Rights gives clear and concise information on travel rights in the European Union. The question/answer format makes it easy for you to identify the problem you're having and get a clear explanation of your relevant rights, and the options available to you.
The app includes features for visually impaired people (when supported by the device), is available in 23 languages and uses local storage on your device to avoid the need for data connectivity whilst travelling.
The app implements the specifications contained in the ICAO TECHNICAL REPORT: Visible Digital Seals for Non Electronic Documents, v.17, March 2018. A Visible Digital Seal is a digitally signed 2d barcode. This means that the app scans a 2d barcode, extracts the data from the barcode and verifies the digital signatures. It downloads certificates (via HTTP or HTTPS) from a defined certificate repository and uses these certificates to validate the signature. The ICAO TR recommends “ECDSA with a key length of at least 256 bit in combination with SHA-256” for the digital signature
The EU Charter app is a fundamental rights one-stop-shop for mobile devices. It offers easy access to the text of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU in all official languages in a mobile-friendly format. It also provides regularly updated information on an article-by-article basis on related EU, and international law, European Court of Justice (ECJ) and a selection of European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and national case law that refers directly to one of the Charter articles. It also contains a list of related FRA publications.
EP Events is the companion app for attendees of European Parliament events. On the app, you can find all the important information: your registration, the agenda, speaker bios, your QR code for accreditation, you can find and network with other delegates and much more. After downloading the information for the event, you can continue to use EP Events offline and access the event information.
EUcraft lets you take decisions in the Council of the EU! Step into the shoes of national ministers and experience EU decision-making by negotiating on real topics that matter for you. Agreeing on a common charger for your devices, banning single-use plastics or supporting the transition to electric cars and greener buildings – it’s all in your hands. Play EUcraft – a digital simulation game.
Customise your avatar, choose your country and topic and start your adventure . You will be challenged to put your country’s position forward and negotiate with the other EU countries. The objective is to allow the EU Council to reach an agreement.
Win or lose action points by interacting with the other member states, but choose your actions wisely, as your negotiation powers are limited. You can replenish your points through trivia quizzes and mini-games during breaks between the negotiation rounds.
Gain points and win badges: at the end of the game, you will be scored based on your performance in the negotiation - how far you deviated from your country’s initial position, how willing you were to compromise for the sake of the majority, how many alliances you agreed, and more.
Disclaimer: this is an educational game based on the real negotiation process and real topics. However, the negotiation procedures have been presented in a simplified form and gamified, with the addition of fun elements and a degree of abstraction.
Nora, Barend, Ana and João are considering moving to another European country. But which country has an environment that is up to Nora's high standards? Where can Barend find a well-paying job? And could Ana and João find someplace that suit them both?
Take a walk around across the European Union to and use European statistics to help them make their important life choices!
Velomai is a month-long campaign to promote cycling as a mode of transport. During the whole month of May, colleagues across the EU Institutions and EU schools will challenge each other for the highest number of kilometres and/or rides.
Author: European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency