The CIIE is part of the EU information network, Europe Direct (ED), which is comprised of 48 information centres in France and 424 centres in the EU. The missions of the Europe Direct information centres are:
- Providing the local citizens with information, advice, and answers to their questions about EU institutions, legislation, politics, programs, and funding possibilities,
- Strongly stimulating local and regional debates on the EU and its politics,
- Allowing the European institutions to improve the release of information adapted to local and regional needs,
- Allowing the public to get information on European institutions with questions, comments, and suggestions.