European Documentation Centre

INTRODUCTION

Centro de Documentación Europea

European Documentation Centre
The European Documentation Centre (EDC) is an information resource centre about the European Union. It is part of the Europe Direct network of information centres created by the European Commission with the aim of providing information and documentation concerning the EU to all members of the university community as well institutions and citizens.

Universidad CEU San Pablo’s EDC was created 1995 for the following purposes:

  • To help the university to promote and consolidate teaching and researching in the field of European integration.
  • To provide the academic community with information on the Union and its policies.
  • To participate in the debate on the European Union with other European information networks.

The EDC works closely with the University Institute for European Studies at Universidad CEU San Pablo and is part of the FUSP’s library network (CEUNET).

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LIBRARY COLLECTION

OVERVIEW

In order to carry out its task, the EDC has:

  • Documents originating from the European institutions and agencies, which are sent over by the Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Monographs and specialized periodicals on all fields related to the European Union, which are bought by Universidad CEU San Pablo.

DATABASES

CORDIS

It compiles official documents related to European Union’s research and technological development (RTD) activities of different types related to calls (such as work programmes or supporting documents for proposers) and projects (projects reports for instance).

CURIA

It’s a compilation of case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union, the General Court of the European Union and the Civil Service Tribunal. All texts and information are available free of charge and have a didactic purpose.

DIALNET

Portal for the dissemination of Hispanic scientific production including magazine articles, articles in collective works, PhD theseis, working documents - for many of which the full text is available - books, and book reviews.

EUR-LEX

It provides direct access to European Union’s legal texts, as well as to the Official Journal of the European Union. It includes original treaty texts, legislation, case law and draft legislation.

PRELEX

This database contains interinstitutional procedures and allows for a follow-up of the main stages of the decision-making process between the Commission and other institutions, as well as of the work of the institutions involved.
Subscribed Databases

V-LEX

Database including full legal Spanish and European Union texts.  It includes standard forms and contracts, collective agreements, current legal news, case law, and legislation. Electronic magazines and books have recently been added.

EBSCO

Offers access to different databases including full-text articles.

SERVICES

Servicios

Additionally to the usual library services, such as using a reading room and book loaning, we also offer:

  • Resolving queries about the EU, with individual attention.
  • Providing bibliographic information and specialized databases searching.
  • Selective dissemination of information and information warning.
  • Ellaborating a summary bulletin on magazines and book releases.
  • Updating the basic bibliography recommended by teaching staff and academics.
  • Training in information skills for students.
     

Within our mission to disseminate and communicate information about the European Union, at the EDC we encourage and participate in the debate around the EU through different communication tools, such as the centre’s website and social media.

EU ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES

europe direct

The EDC participates in all European Commission information campaigns and dissemination activities by:

  • Distributing free-of-charge publications received from the EU institutions, as well as providing documentary support in the organization of seminars and sessions organized by other university services.
  • Participating in EU institutions’ s advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns: Europe Day, elections to the European Parliament, etc.
  • Actively encouraging debates on Community matters through social media
    archivo digital España -UE

archivo digital España -UE

Additionally, the EDC has increased its participation in the project for a Spain-EU digital archive (Archivo Digital España-Unión Europea, SEDAS) with the presence of its manager in its technical committee, together with representatives from the Secretariat of State for the EU as well as other Spanish universities, namely: Carlos III de Madrid, Jaume I de Castellón, Francisco de Vitoria, Politécnica de Madrid.

The archive was officially inaugurated on 4 December 2012, at the European Commission Representation in Spain. Later, on 18 April 2013, an invitation was extended to the ministries’ libraries to participate in the project at the Secretariat of State for the EU.

COOPERATIVE PUBLICATIONS

The EDC, together with other European information relays in the Madrid Region (Red Europea de Información de la Comunidad de Madrid, REIMAD) has participated in the following publications:

GUÍA PRÁCTICA DE LA UNIÓN EUROPEA (A Practical Guide to the European Union)

This guide includes the latest updates in Community policies: law, preparatory acts, European programmes and actions, information sources and official resources. This electronic version is periodically updated.

GUÍA DE LA ESTRATEGIA DE LISBOA (A Guide to the Lisbon Strategy)

This guide goes over the reasons behind the 2005 review of the Lisbon Strategy, which led to the National Reform Plans. It sets out their objectives, their implementation and their execution.

GUÍA DEL ESPACIO EUROPEO DE EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR (A Guide to the European Higher Education Area)

 It lists the objectives of the EHEA, which include adopting comparable and transferable qualifications systems, the new European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), encouraging mobility and integrated study, training and research programmes.

Additionally, together with the Representation of the European Commission in Spain, the European Parliament Liaison Office in Spain, the Secretariat of State for the EU, and the European Documentation Centres in other universities, our EDC participated in the creation of the CD-ROM: España: 20 años de integración europea (Spain: 20 years of European integration). The CD-ROM contains information about the negotiations that led to Spains accession and it goes over its key milestones using various multimedia contents.

ACADEMIC OFFER ABOUT THE EU AT USPCEU

Would you like to learn more about the European Union? Below you can find links to the studies we offer at our university related to the European Union:

PROJECTS SUBSIDISED BY COMUNIDAD DE MADRID

The following projects have been developed in recent years thanks to the obtention of a subsidy from Madrid’s Regional Government (Consejería de Presidencia, Justicia y Portavocía de la Comunidad de Madrid). The subsidies are aimed at Madrid-based universities which have European Documentation Centres and their aim is to fund the development of information and dissemination projects on the European Union, which are of general interest to the region of Madrid.

Comunidad de Madrid

  • PROJECT “30 AÑOS DE ERASMUS:. BEING ACTIVE FOR GETTING JOB”
    DE MADRID A EUROPA: CONOCIENDO EL PASADO, CONSTRUYENDO EL FUTURO
  • PROJECT “OTRA MIRADA AL PATRIMONIO CULTURAL EUROPEO”
  • PROJECT “EUROPA, MAÑANA”