You will find here a selection of the links to research and learn about EU. The links are divided in different sections, and if you would like to include another link here, or your link, please send a email to us (see Contact us).

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EU presidencies

Libraries, databases, resources

Official Information from the EU

Associations, networks and think tanks

Academic Journals

European Media, Journalists, Citizen Media

European political activism

Jobs related to EU

EU Presidencies:

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Czech presidency -2009 Official website

Czech republic -Official website

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Libraries, databases, resources:

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INTUTE – “Intute is a free online service providing you with a database of hand selected Web resources for education and research.The World Wide Web Virtual Library for European Integration”. It is a wonderful place to look for centres of research, publications, websites and other sources of information. The information in this site is previously revised by specialists in each area, and only relevant sources are displayed in each search.

EUROINTERNET – “The World Wide Web Virtual Library for European Integration”. This database is maintained by the research community itself. The main editor is Dr. Michael Nentwich from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, but many users have helped to add new and update existing entries over the years on an individual basis via email.

EUROPEAN RESEARCH PAPER ARCHIVE – “ERPA is a common access point (database) for online series in the field of European integration research.”

CENTRE FOR CITIZENSHIP AND HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION – “The Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education (CCHRE) was established to promote and develop research, consultancy and postgraduate studies in citizenship education and human rights education. It is a leading international centre in this field and welcomes students and researchers from around the world. The Centre is committed to developing more democratic and inclusive approaches to education, based on the principles of freedom, equality, justice and peace. We are particularly interested in issues of ethnic diversity, gender and race equality, children’s rights and in policy-orientated research.”

EUROPEAN INFORMATION – “Here you will find pointers to resources of interest to those researching and studying the European Union and to research sponsored by the European Community.” University of Exeter Library

EUROPEAN UNION ONLINE RESOURCE GUIDE – “This site has been developed to provide teachers and students with an historical perspective on the development of the European Union and European Monetary Union. In addition to its own wealth of links, graphs, data, and explanation, this site references materials from the European Union, including an official EU CD-Rom, an EU manual, and the official European Union website.“ Site created by the network of European Union Centres with quite a long list of links and resources.

THE TRANS EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES ASSOCIATION – “TEPSA is an independent organisation, established in 1974 at the initiative of a number of European institutes. The TEPSA network is composed of national research institutions specialised in European and international affairs, located in all EU Member States and candidate countries. The aim of TEPSA is to provide and strengthen high quality international research on European integration in order to stimulate discussion on policies and political options for Europe.“.

NETGUIDE – “Netguide contains almost two thousand links to websites and resources particularly oriented towards EU information and information on Europe in general.”

LEHMAN LIBRARY CATALOGUE – Lehman Library catalogue and partly accessible resources on European Union Studies.

ARCHIVE OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION – The AEI is an electronic repository and archive for research materials on the topic of European integration and unification of University of Pittsburgh. The AEI collects two types of materials: certain types of independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents.

Debatepedia an interesting web site, similar to Wikipedia, that group arguments pro/con a several range of issue, some of them related to EU, such as enlargement and the EU Constitution plan.

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Official Information from the EU:

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EU BOOKSHOP – EU bookshop – all the publications available from the EU some for free, some at a price.

INSTITUTIONAL REFORM OF THE EUROPEAN UNION – “This website offers information on the latest developments of the European Union institutional reform.“.

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Associations, networks and think tanks

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European Information Association – “The European Information Association (EIA) is an international body of information specialists whose aim is to develop, co-ordinate and improve access to EU information.”

EurActiv – “The EurActiv network produces content in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Poland. The co-branded partner publications use translated EurActiv content alongside their original local coverage. Based on independency and close mutual co-operation, the Network delivers localised EU policy information in 10 languages, reaching readers across Europe. The Network offers wide communication and campaigning possibilities for all those wishing to strengthen their media presence in the enlarged EU.”

Garnet – “GARNET’s aim is to develop a world-class multi-disciplinary network of scientific excellence of researchers, analysts and practitioners with expertise in key issues and themes in global and regional governance”.

Foundation Robert Schuman – “Founded in 1991, works to promote the construction of Europe both with regard to its ideas and in the field alongside the citizens themselves”. Offers various publications.

Jean Monnet Program – “Under the Jean Monnet Project, the European Commission supports university initiatives aimed at creating teaching activities in European integration”

European Education Policy Network – “The network encourages the exchange of ideas on the Europeanisation of education, the European policy processes affecting education, and the contribution of education to the European project”.

EUROETHOS – “The EuroEthos project aims to explore the possible scope for a shared European ethos through the analysis of political and legal questions concerning issues of religious and secular ethics-based requests for exemption from the law, in the belief that the study of such issues provides precious indications on how societies try to handle a plurality of values.”

European-Atlantic Movement – “TEAM is an Independent Educational Foundation which aims to promote understanding and discussion of European and World affairs.”

European Information Network on International Relations and Area – „The European Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies (EINIRAS) is an association of research institutions dealing with information and documentation on international relations in research and political practice.“

The Centre – “The Centre is Brussels’ first think-do tank, operating at the interface of European public policy and communications”.

ECREA – „ECREA is an international association with the aim to provide a forum where researchers and others involved in communication and information research can meet and exchange information and documentation about their work“.

The researching and teaching communication book series – The researching and teaching communication book series website – material from the ECREA summer schools available for free!

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication – “AEJMC – Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The AEJMC exists to promote the highest possible standards for education in journalism and mass communication, to encourage the widest possible range of communication research, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum, and to defend and maintain freedom of expression in day-to-day living.”

EuroPub “This project analyses the role of intermediary public spheres, and mass media and collective mobilisation in particular, in the process of European integration. It focuses on public spheres both as channels for citizen participation and the expression of citizenship identities, and as arenas in which EU policies and institutions can be held accountable and where their legitimacy is at stake.” Very useful research reports and publications!

Euromedia Research Group – The Euromedia Research Group seeks to collect information and develop frameworks in order to describe and analyse developments in media structure and policy in the European region. The core activity of the group has been to meet regularly in each others’ countries and to produce a sequence of books.

Demo-Net “DEMO-net is a Network of Excellence project funded under the European Commission’s sixth framework programme: Information Society Technologies IST (FP6-2004-27219). The project started 1 January 2006, will be funded for 4 years and has a detailed work plan for the first 18 months.” Offers the latest research on e-Participation.

ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change – “The ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC)”

EuroDoc “EURODOC is the European Council of doctoral candidates and young researchers. It takes the form of a federation of national associations of Ph.D. candidates and young researchers.” Network of PhD students in Europe

Theses – This is a comprehensive listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716.

Sociology of Mass Media and Communications Research Network – “ESA Research Networks-Sociology of Mass Media & Communications The interests of this research network are in fostering research and debate about the social role of communications, information and media in the constitution of the public sphere, and in the sociological analysis of the role of communications in contemporary social change.”

Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development – “The Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development (COMCAD) is concerned with theories, concepts, empirical research and the political management of global and local processes. In short, it focuses on political, cultural and economic aspects of transnationalization in the fields of transnational mobility, political membership and development”.

European Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies – „The European Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies (EINIRAS) is an association of research institutions dealing with information and documentation on international relations in research and political practice.“

Social Theory for Fans of Social Sciences – A more general website on media theory and social theory for fans of popular culture.

Nordic information centre – Nordic information centre for media and communication research. Especially the publications are of interest!

Observatory for the Media – OberCom (Observatory for the Media) is a non-profit research centre whose main goal is the production of data and diffusion of information about media, in order to contribute to better knowledge of the field of communication in Portugal.

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Academic Journals

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Journal of Contemporary European Research – The Journal of Contemporary European Research is an online, peer-reviewed academic journal published by UACES (University Association for Contemporary European Studies) together with the UACES Student Forum.

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European Media, Journalists, Citizen Media

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European Journalists @ Your Service – European Journalists @ Your Service, journalistic coverage of European issues. “J@YS (Journalists @ Your Service) is a Brussels-based press help centre that offers professional advice, assistance and services for journalists covering Brussels and the EU.”

CITIZEN MEDIA – “CITIZEN MEDIA is a collaborative FP6 research project which unites leading creative and technology experts from across Europe on research, development and validation of A/V systems to enable multiple non-professional users to co-create networked applications and experiences based on their own user-generated content.”

Eurozine “Eurozine is a network of European cultural journals, linking up 70 partner journals and just as many associated magazines and institutions from nearly all European countries. Eurozine is also a netmagazine which publishes outstanding articles from its partner journals with additional translations into one of the major European languages.”

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European political activism

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Federal Union – “Federal Union was founded in 1938 to campaign for federalism for the UK, Europe and the world. It is the UK section of the Union of European Federalists.”

The European Citizens’ Initiative – “Time has come for citizens to play a genuine and meaningful role in the European project. The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a democratic movement demanding the legal introduction of the right of initiative. Once introduced into European law, ECI will require EU institutions to respond to every new proposal signed by at least one million EU citizens, if it takes into account democratic and human rights values. This will enable us to directly influence the political agenda of the European Union for the first time in history. Make your voice heard in Brussels!”

European Movement International – “The European Movement International (EMI) – founder and operator of the Academy and the most experienced pro-European network of civil society in Europe – is proud of its unmatched experience in informing and influencing civil society since 1949 concerning pan-European affairs and policy making. Based on tradition and innovation in the field of public affairs, the EMI is drawing from this experience to offer educational and training courses of qualitative excellence to participants from all walks of life.”

Speak up Europe – “The campaign Speak up Europe was launched in September 2006 in order to facilitate the debate on the European Union (EU). It is grounded in the framework of the Plan D launched by the European Commission and seeks to investigate the opinions and concerns of EU citizens on a wide range of topics related to EU policies.”

Young European Movement – “The Young European Movement plays a central role in the campaigning activity of the European Movement. Working with students and young people, we want to make sure that young voices are heard at the heart of the debate on Britain’s place in Europe. If you are under 30 and believe that Britain is better off in Europe please join our campaign.”

Citizens of Europe – “Citizens of Europe is a network of people from all over the continent. We believe that European integration is both a fortunate reality and our future. While most discussions and activities still take place in national contexts, we work together on the fields of debate, culture and training in order to contribute to the development of a European civil society. Bringing together Europe is, for us, a matter of mental and cultural change rather than a technocratic process.”

Europe Now or Never – Chatting “Europe” is addressed specifically at young people. It is an initiative of the ESTA Europa Forum that offers working concepts and learning platforms aimed at finding one’s own position on the issues of “Identity” and “Europe”. This is an educational institution that works together with partners in Greece and Romania, but welcomes anybody else interested in these issues.

Generation Europe – Generation Europe has been launched in 2002 to provide a communication platform for young Europeans aged 19 to 29 to discuss and promote their opinions with public and corporate policy makers. The site provides an interesting newsletter, various activities and information on workshops & jobs throughout Europe.

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Jobs related to EU

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Euro Brussels – EU Affairs Jobs available every day

PubAffairs – PubAffairs is the public affairs, government relations, policy & communications network – Job Vacancies

British Overseas NGOs for Development – BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development) is the UK’s broadest network of voluntary organisations working in international development.

W4MP – Jobs in the House of Commons, with MEP’s, Councils and think tanks.

European Personnel Selection Office “In this site you will find information on career opportunities in the European Institutions. Your visit will take you through the application process, answer your most common questions, and tell you where to get more information.”

Journalism – Jobs, news for Journalists working on line and printed media

Jobs for Researchers in UK – Jobs/Scholarships for researchers

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