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]
Choose your favourite Erasmus coin (until 31 March 2021)|
In 2022 the Erasmus programme turns 35 and to celebrate this, a limited edition of a commemorative 2-euro coin will be printed in collaboration.
Portugal's Presidency of the Council of the European Union|
From 1 January until June 2021, Portugal hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Together with Germany and Slovenia they form the current "Trio Presidency" with a joint programme.
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 Public Consultations 2021|
Contributions can be submitted for: Instant payments (until 23 June) ; Excise Duties on Tobacco (until 22 June) ; Energy efficiency – Buildings (until 22 June) ; Gas networks – revision of EU rules on market access (until 18 June) ; Combating terrorism – evaluation of EU rules (until 16 June) ; Mechanism to deter & counteract coercive action by non-EU countries (until 15 June) ; Online visa application process and digital visa (until 3 June) ; EU taxpayers’ rights – simplified procedures for better tax compliance (until 2 June) ; Supervisory convergence and the single rulebook (until 21 May) ; Fighting migrant smuggling (until 14 May) ; European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) (until 12 May) ; Combating gender-based violence (until 10 May) ; Settlement Finality Directive (SFD) (until 7 May) ; Financial Collateral Directive (FCD) (until 7 May) ; Environmental crime (until 4 May) ; VAT rules for financial and insurance services (until 3 May) ; Evaluation and revision of the general pharmaceutical legislation (until 27 April) ; Healthy soils (until 27 April) ; Food crisis response mechanism (until 26 April) ; Tax rules: Alcohol & tobacco bought abroad (until 23 April) ; Demographic change in Europe - ageing (until 21 April) ; State aid rules (until 20 April) ; Review of the crisis management and deposit insurance framework (until 20 April) ; New EU strategy (until 19 April)