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The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell
an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or
make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
As a closer look at the European
Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be
non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the
long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
EU Resource Area
This section of our website provides you with a comprehensive overview of existing online resources for the study of the European Union, as well as a directory of relevant institutions, libraries and archives. Please visit the subject heading links on the right to view full details. Should you want to suggest further items to be added to the collection, or have any other comments or queries, please just email us.
EUROPA is the portal site of the European Union. It provides coverage of EU affairs and information institutions and bodies, departments and services, policies, activities, and citizens’ rights.
Fact sheets on the European Union
The Fact Sheets provide an overview of European integration and of the European Parliament's contribution to that process.
How the EU works
A very general introduction to the EU and its institutions.
European Commission: Policies
Overview of EU activities in all areas, from agriculture to transport.
All details on EU financial programming and budgets.
This glossary lists key EU concepts and terms; it is still being revised following the signing of the Lisbon Treaty.
An electronic directory of managers and services in the EU institutions, bodies and agencies. Find what you want in any of the EU's official languages.
This is a multilingual, multidisciplinary thesaurus covering the activities of the EU, and the European Parliament in particular. It contains terms in 23 EU languages plus Serbian. It is managed by the Publications Office.
An independent website set up to promote better debates and greater transparency in EU decision-making by providing easy access to, and analysis of, the political decisions and activities of the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers.
Fact Check EU
FactcheckEU is a crowd-checking platform set up to monitor the quality and veracity of political debate. Users can upload statements and verify them alongside the FactcheckEU team.
Get involved in European policy-making
This site has details on the European Citizens' Initiative, Public consultations, Petitions to the European Parliament, the Commission at Work, and Formal complaints.
A network of centres, which aim to act as an interface between the EU and its citizens at local level. They help with general questions on virtually every aspect of Europe and put you in touch with relevant specialist services if required.
Enterprise Europe Network
The network brings together 570 business support organisations from 45 countries, including chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, research institutes and development agencies.
The EU in the UK
European Commission Representation in the UK
The representation provides background briefings and comment for the media, report back to Brussels on developments in the UK and provide information about the EU.
European Parliament Office in the UK
Information on the EP's work, including through dissemination, publications, press briefings, teaching resources. The site also has a directory of UK MEPs.
EU Select Committee (UK House of Lords)
The Committee considers EU documents and other EU-related matters in advance of decisions being taken on them. This website offers news, publications and comments relating to the work of the Committee.
European Scrutiny Committee (UK House of Commons)
The Committee assesses the legal and/or political importance of draft EU legislation deposited in Parliament by the Government. This website offers news, publications and comments relating to the work of the Committee.
The European Parliament in the UK has created a listing of teaching material and resources suitable for use by teachers in the UK, or those teaching a British curriculum abroad.