The aim is to ensure the media and public are better informed about the way the EU is run.
It will spend between £4.4m and £7m on an agency over a period of four years.
The EC is planning to run around 40 events every year for journalists from EU member states, candidate countries and even non-members.
The appointed agency will be responsible for designing, organising and running the programme of events. They also intend to boost understanding of the reasoning behind – and effects of – the EU’s oft-criticised policies.
Reporting to head of the EC’s communication, D-G Antonis Papacostas, the agency will be retained for an initial 12 months, with the possibility of being retained for three more years.
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