Since 1965 the European Documentation Centre (EDC) of the University of Mannheim is part of a worldwide information network, which has been set up in the early 1960s by the European Commission. Today there are more than 350 European Documentation Centres in the EU Member States. The purpose of the network is the support of academic study and research on European integration. The EDC is also open to the interested public. [Flyer ; Video ; BuB article]
Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union|
From 1 July until December 2020, Germany will take over the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Together with Portugal and Slovenia they will form the next "Trio Presidency" for the next 18 months (joint programme).
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: funding for 2000 doctoral candidates|
10% of the budget (530 million euros) is available for the social sciences.
REDISCOVER Nature - Photo competition 2020|
The European Environment Agency's competition is open for submissions until 30 September.
New pilot to develop skills and education across Europe|
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and European Commission are launching a new pilot guarantee facility to improve access to finance for individuals (students and learners) and organisations looking to invest in skills and education.
More information: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ; Commission Expert Group ; online learning resources ; lifting coronavirus containment measures (15.04.: communication ; roadmap) ; food safety (q/a) ; EU research database: COVID-19 Data Portal ; COVID-19: desicions (european, health, economy) ; reports on COVID-19 ; EUvsVirus (Pan-European Hackathon, 24 - 26 April: results) ; publication lists (1 ; 2 ; 3) ; datasets (1 ; 2) ; overview of end-of-lockdown in EU Member States ; Re-open EU (Corona travel rules)
Public consultations on strategic objectives of the European Commission|
Contributions can be submitted for: Digital Services Act package (until 8 Sept. 2020) ; European Green Deal (until 20 August 2020) ; Renewed sustainable finance (until 15 July 2020) ; European Climate Pact (until 23 June 2020)
Brexit: future relationship|
Agreement and Political declaration (November 2019) ; Guidelines (February 2020) for Commission negotiations and Parliament resolution ; Questions and answers ; draft agreement (British House of Commons, January 2020) ; Commission draft (March 2020) ; Statements after the negotiating rounds