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]
Slovenian's Presidency of the Council of the European Union|
From 1 June until December 2021, Slovenia hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Together with Germany and Portugal they form the current "Trio Presidency" with a joint programme.
Conference on the Future of Europe|
Through the platform citizens can express their views on all the issues they consider important for the future of the EU.
Virtual visits to the EU in Brussels|
The European Commission Visitors' Centre offers virtual visits for groups of 15 providing information on how the Commission works. These can be general or tailored information visits.
More information: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ; Commission Expert Group ; online learning resources ; 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) ; health measures and travel conditions (Robert Schuman Foundation) ; impact of the health crisis on the functioning of national Parliaments (studies ; Robert Schuman Foundation) ; COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine strategy ; Fighting COVID-19 disinformation (monthly reports by online platforms since August 2020) ; EU Digital COVID Certificate (Q&A ; factsheet)
EU Public Consultations 2021|
Contributions can be submitted for: Integrated water management – revised lists of surface and groundwater pollutants (until 1 November) ; Evaluation of the Victims’ Rights Directive (until 25 October) ; Accessible web & digital content for people with disabilities – review of EU rules (until 25 October) ; Firearms – review of export rules and import & transit measures (until 11 October) ; Debt-equity bias reduction allowance (DEBRA) (until 7 October) ; Distance marketing of consumer financial services (until 28 September) ; Environmental sustainability – education and training (until 24 September) ; Draft revised Regulation on vertical agreements and vertical guidelines (until 17 September) ; Towards more sustainable fishing in the EU (until 31 August) ; Revision of EU marketing standards for agricultural products (until 31 August) ; Tax avoidance – fighting the use of shell entities and arrangements for tax purposes (until 27 August) ; Recognition of parenthood (until 11 August) ; Revision of the Guidelines for State aid for climate, energy and environmental protection (until 2 August) ; Digital Compass (until 30 July)