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).
European Universities: transnational alliances of higher education institutions|
On 9th July the list of "European Universities" was extended. Now 165 institutions in 31 university alliances will receive financial support for closer cooperation. The University of Mannheim is involved with 6 other European universities in the alliance "engage.eu" (The European University engaged in societal change).
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)
EU Public Consultations 2020|
Contributions can be submitted for: new ‘consumer agenda’ (until 30 Oct.) ; Sustainable aviation fuels (until 28 Oct.) ; Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (until 28 Oct.) ; Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (until 14 Oct.) ; EU Digital ID Scheme for Online Transactions (until 2 Oct.) ; EU Citizenship Rights (until 1 Oct.) ; Offshore Renewable Energy (until 24 Sept.) ; Renewable Energy Directive and Energy Efficiency (until 21 Sept.) ; European Democracy Action Plan (until 15 Sept.) ; Pharmaceutical Strategy (until 15 Sept.) ; Future Trade Policy (until 15 Sept.) ; Digital Services Act package (until 8 Sept. 2020) ; European Green Deal (until 20 August 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 ; EU-UK Statement (June 2020) ; Communication on readiness at the end of the transition period (July 2020)