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


Closing down of the PreLex website


As of 15 December 2014, PreLex, the website for EU legislative procedures and decision-making processes between institutions, is closed. The information is now available on the EUR-Lex website, under the ‘Legislative procedures’ tab. EUR-Lex is thus the single access point to all legal acts, including their whole life cycle from the very first proposal up to publication. If you have any links or bookmarks, please update them.

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

For more information on these and other posts, please visit our website. Have a look at our Facebook page, subscribe to our Twitter feed or join us onLinkedin. Or contact us by e-mail.

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EDC ( European Documentation Centre)

Taylor Library

University of Aberdeen


ACT. REACT. IMPACT. European Parliament Elections – does your vote count?

Europe Direct Aberdeen along with the European Documentation Centre, a part of Taylor Library at the University of Aberdeen, is holding an event for students to discuss, over a glass of wine, the relevance of the EU and European Parliament in advance of the European Parliament elections on May 22nd.

The event takes place on Wednesday, 26th March between 6.00 -7.30 in meeting room 1, Floor 7, in the Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Further details are available at:

Posted on behalf of Mrs Alison Steed,
Principal Information Assistant (EDC),
European Documentation Centre,
Taylor Library & EDC.

Eur-lex is changing

Eur-lex ( – the database providing  free access to European Union law documents will be changing soon.

The new site will allow users:

  • To personalise Eur-lex by setting preferences and saving documents and queries.
  • Use quick, advanced or expert search functions
  • Consult texts in up to 3 languages at the same time.
  • Browse in specific domains (Official Journal, case law, national law or theme)
  • Follow the “life cycle” of documents.
  • Subscribe to pre-set RSS feeds.

 Alison Steed