EU Open Data Portal

Do you need to find and reuse EU Data for your research? The EU Open Data Portal is free and offers a single point of access to a wide range of data held by EU Institutions and bodies. Generally you can reuse the data free of charge, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, provided you acknowledge the […]

via The EU Open Data Portal — EDC Information Update

EDC Information Update – new library blog

EDC blog 3We are delighted to share the good news that the European Documentation Centre (EDC), which is part of the European Direct Information Network, has launched a new blog, EDC Information Update.

The blog provides information on resources, work and policy of the European Union.

Please follow the blog to stay up to date with the latest developments, news and events.

Taylor Library Staff


UK Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes ‘Human Rights Judgements’ report


Have some newspapers been misleading the public in the way they use statistics of judgement of the European Court of Human Rights to overestimate the times the Court finds against the UK?

This and other issues are discussed in a report entitled Human Rights Judgments by the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights.
(available to Aberdeen University users)

More information about this report is at:


Other UK and Scottish Government reports are available on the Public Information Online database available through Primo

Careers With EU Institutions

Here’s some information on EU institution career opportunities for graduates:


Graduates (m/f)

If you are looking for a career in the international public sector, the EU Institutions offer exceptional scope and scale for professional development and personal growth, and the chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of millions of people in Europe and the world. You can apply from 13 March to 15 April 2014, 12.00 midday (C.E.S.T).
For full details on the profile and the application procedure visit


Traineeships (or internships) are available in a wide range of fields and offer a great insight into the work of the EU. Opportunities are available in various fields. Most traineeships last around 5 months but this can vary depending on which institutions/agency you work for. Find out more on  our traineeships page.
Registration is now opened for the European Parliament’s traineeships (Deadline: May 15, 2014).

Working for the EU Institutions

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Electronic Official Journal authentic from July

With legal effect from 1 July 2013 a new Council Regulation (No 216/2013 of 7 March 2013) will make the electronic Official Journal of the European Union authentic. Use EUR-Lex to access the OJ and verify its authenticity.

Elaine Shallcross