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Electronic Resources for European Union Studies

Gateways and directories of Internet sources

Comprehensive access to freely available British and Irish legal information from the British and Irish Legal Information Institute. Also includes the decisions made in the Court of Justice of the European Communities. A new and expanding project.

ESO: European Sources Online
Listing of external sites on the Internet providing substantive and bibliographical information about the people and policies, issues and institutions of the European Union, the wider Europe and related subjects.

European Documentation Centre, Cardiff University
The European Documentation Centre (EDC), located in the Aberconway Guest Study Centre, comprises the largest and most wide-ranging collection of information in Wales about the European Union, the countries of Europe and the wider Europe. The EDC website contains extensive links to EU information.

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) makes various of its publications available online.


Research training and online tutorials

Citing References Tutorial (INSRV)

Internet for European Studies (Virtual Training Suite)

PORT (Postgraduate Online Research Training)


Societies and organisations

The Council of the European Union
Homepage of the body that represents the governments of all EU Member States.

EUROPA - Gateway to the European Union
The 'entry' point for information from the EU Institutions and Agencies.

EUROPA - Glossary
This glossary contains over 200 terms relating to European integration and the institutions and activities of the EU.

EUROPA - Who is who
Official Directory of the European Union. Allows searches for people or organisational entities and browsing the hierarchy of European institutions.

European Commission - UK
The European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom.

European Parliament
Includes a list of MEPs, details of meetings, committees, conferences etc.

European Policy Centre
The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank. It provides information and analysis on the EU policy agenda.

European University Association
Provides information on Higher Education in the European Union.

UK Office of the European Parliament
Lists UK MEPs and provides links to other useful institutions.

Wales European Centre
Homepage of the Wales European Centre (WEC), based in Brussels.


Current awareness / News

BBC European News

EU Observer
Daily news of events and initiatives in the EU. Also provides regular email updates.

Financial Times: European News

Newsletter Europa
The Europa Newsletter is issued every two weeks and features information on issues relating to the European Union, new developments on EU websites and forthcoming EU events and activities. You can also subscribe to receive this newsletter by email.

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