Useful Online Sources of EU Information in the UK

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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.

European Sources Online (ESO)
Started and maintained by Ian Thomson of The European Documentation Centre at Cardiff University, this is one of the most comprehensive sources of EU information available. ESO collects information from many reliable sources all over the web and is updated on a daily basis. Find information on:

  • Treaties
  • The Common Agricultural Policy
  • Turkey and the EU
  • NATO and the EU
  • Climate change
  • Europe in the world
  • The ‘Brexit’ debate
  • …and much more

They also provide many useful information guides on the countries of Europe, EU policy and the Institutions of the EU. And just so you don’t miss anything, you can set up a personalised weekly email newsletter.

Info-Europa is a weekly newsletter that collates the latest  information on EU legislation and proposed legislation as well as general news. It is put together by Patrick Overy, who is based at the European Documentation Centre at the University of Exeter. You can see the last four issues on the Europa site or you can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox.

As always, all related inquiries are most welcome in the European Documentation Centre in Taylor Library, whether by phone, email or in person.


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