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]
French Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2022|
France is launching a new phase and will work in trio with the Czech Republic and Sweden on the basis of a joint programme.
2022 - European Year of Youth|
The European Commission will coordinate a series of activities throughout the Year in close contact with the European Parliament, Member States, regional and local authorities, youth organisations and young people.
20 years of euro: Redesign of euro banknotes by 2024|
The European Central Bank (ECB) plans to redesign euro banknotes, working with European citizens in a process that is expected to lead to a final decision in 2024. There are to be new, different themes covered on the banknotes.
The EIT Initiative for higher education institutions|
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has published the second call for proposals to support 40 higher education networks in promoting innovation. The deadline for submitting proposals is 28 February 2022.
Call for public engagement in research|
The EU Research Council is awarding this prize for the second time. In the categories "Involve - citizen science", "Inspire - outreach" and "Influence - media and policy", the deadline for submissions is 3 February 2022. The winners will be announced during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in July 2022.
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 2022|
Contributions can be submithttps: Evaluation of the Environmental Liability Directive (until 4 August) ; Payment services – review of EU rules (until 2 August) ; Legislation for plants produced by certain new genomic techniques (until 22 July) ; Sustainable EU food system (until 21 July) ; Trafficking in cultural goods (until 15 July) ; Combating child sexual abuse (until 13 July) ; Excise duty on alcohol and alcoholic beverages (until 4 July) ; Access to vehicle data, functions and resources (until 21 June) ; Revision of the Cosmetic Products Regulation (until 20 June) ; Evaluation of State aid rules for banks in difficulty (until 9 June) ; EU pollinators initiative – revision (until 8 June) ; Restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electronics (until 2 June) ; Cyber resilience act (until 25 May) ; Detergents – streamlining and updating the EU rules (until 25 May)