Category Archives: EDC

Fundamental Rights Report 2017

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights published its report for 2017 earlier this year. This coincides with the Agency’s 10th Anniversary.

The EU’s commitment to fundamental rights has grown tremendously during the past decade, but recent developments underscore how quickly progress can be undone. Across the EU, the fundamental rights system is increasingly under attack – dismissed as political correctness gone awry, as benefitting only select individuals, or as hampering swift responses to urgent challenges. This year’s focus section further explores these issues, providing a thorough review of the past decade’s highlights and persisting shortfalls.

The report is available online or call into the European Documentation Centre in Taylor Library for a free copy of the report.

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Publication: Guide to EU Funding

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© David McKelvey. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The European Parliamentary Research Service has produced an introduction to EU funding opportunities for regional and local authorities, NGOs, businesses, professionals and citizens.  The Guide to EU Funding 2014-2020 is available here and will be updated regularly.

In addition a brief  Beginners’ guide to EU funding is available in the EDC in Taylor Library.

 

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

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Brochure cover detail © EU Publications Office

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is described by the EU Publications Office as ‘a unique forum for consultation, dialogue and consensus between representatives from all the different sectors of organised civil society. ‘If you’d like to find out more, they have produced a 12-page brochure describing the EESC and what they do.

The EDC holds a number of publications from the EESC under the shelfmark EC 2-9 and the EU Bookshop is the place to go for all the most up to date EU publications.