There’s so much information out there concerning the EU that it can be tricky to know where to start when you’re looking for something. Here’s three easy to use resources that we find particularly useful. So whether your looking for travel advice, information on policies, the latest developments in the Brexit debate or something else entirely, one of these sources should be able to provide the answers or point you in the right direction.
Europe Direct Aberdeen. Based in the Aberdeen Central Library, they have a great Facebook page if you want to keep up to date with their activities and the service they provide. They post regularly about EU policy, programmes and funding opportunities, as well as information on local and international events. They are also a great source of practical information for anyone travelling in Europe. There are around 16 Europe Direct Centres in cities around the UK. If you don’t happen to be in Aberdeen, click here to find the nearest one to you.
Funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Programme and organized by the University’s Public Engagement with Research Unit (PERU), Explorathon ’15 took the form of shows, talks, debates and hands-on sessions in various venues across the city, with similar events taking place in Glasgow, Edinburgh and all over Europe. The aim being to stimulate interest in research careers, particularly among young people.
In addition to this, The Cool Farm Tool project, a greenhouse gas calculator developed by researchers in Biological Sciences, earned a shortlist place in two categories: Research Project of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology.
The Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) are the official archival holdings of the European Union Institutions and are part of the European University Institute in Florence. The HAEU also collects the private papers of key European Political figures, high ranking officials and others involved in the process of European Integration. Access is subject to the 30 year rule and some deposits have specific conditions placed on them at the request of the depositor. Further information is available here.