1.1. The European Commission.. 3

1.1.1. European Commission’s Directorates-General and Services. 3

1.2. Council of the European Union.. 5

1.2.1. EU Presidencies. 5

1.3. The European Parliament 6

1.4. European Agencies. 6

1.5. European Court of Justice. 7

1.6 European Court of Auditors. 7

1.7. Committee of the Regions (CoR) 7

1.8. Economic and Social Committee. 7

1.9. European Central Bank. 8

1.10. Other Official Institutions. 8

1.11 Civil Society Actors. 10

1.11.1. European Parties and Party Coalitions. 10

1.11.2. Political Groups in the Committee of Regions. 11

1.11.3. Economic and Social Interest Groups as represented in ESC.. 11


1.12. European Union Official Documents, Information, News, Press Releases. 19

1.12.1 DATABASES.. 19

1.12.2. LAW... 20


1.12.4. BASIC TEXTS.. 21

1.12.5. OTHERS.. 21

1.13. European Union Activities and Policies. 22

1.13.1. Agriculture. 22

1.13.2. Audiovisual Policy. 22

1.13.3. European Union’s Budget 22

1.13.4. Competition. 22

1.13.5. Consumers. 22

1.13.6. Culture. 23

1.13.7. Development 23

1.13.8. Economic and Monetary Affairs. 23

1.13.9. Education. 23

1.13.10. Employment and Social Affairs. 23

1.13.11. Energy. 24

1.13.12. Enlargement 24

1.13.13. Environment 24

1.13.14. Enterprises. 25

1.13.15. Equal Opportunities. 25

1.13.16. External Relations. 26

1.13.17. Fisheries. 26

1.13.18. Foreign and Security Policy. 26

1.13.19. Humanitarian Aid. 26

1.13.20. Information Society. 26

1.13.21. Internal Market 26

1.13.22. Justice and Home Affairs. 27

1.13.23. Public Health. 27

1.13.24. Regional Policy. 27

1.13.25. Research and Technology. 27

1.13.26. Trade. 28

1.13.27. Transport 28

1.13.28. Euro. 28

1.13.29. The Future of Europe, European Citizens, European Constitution, Reform.. 29

1.14. European Union’ s Programmes. 30

1.14.1. Agriculture. 30

1.14.2. Audio-Visual Policy. 30

1.14.3. Consumer Protection. 31

1.14.4. Culture. 31

1.14.5. Development 31

1.14.6. Economic and Financial Affairs. 31

1.14.8. Employment and Social Affairs. 32

1.14.9. Energy. 33

1.14.10. Enlargement 33

1.14.11. Environment 34

1.14.12. Enterprise. 34

1.14.13. External Relations. 34

1.14.14. Fisheries. 34

1.14.15. Information Society. 35

1.14.16. Justice and Home Affairs. 35

1.14.17. Public Health. 35

1.14.18. Regional Policy. 36

1.14.19. Research. 36

1.14.20. Trade. 36

1.14.21. Transport 36

1.15. EU-USA.. 37

2.      Scientific Research and Teaching on European Integration.. 37

2.1. General Information Resources on European Issues, Search Engines on Europe  37

2.2. Working  Papers. 40

2.3. Scientific Associations. 42

2.4. Research Institutes. 44

2.5. Institutes and Providers of Tertiary Education specialising in European Integration   49

2.6. Libraries, Documentation Centres, Data Archives. 54

2.7. Select Bibliography on European Studies (see also 2.6.) 56

3.      MASS-MEDIA.. 58

3.1. Newspapers on the Web.. 58

3.2. Member States: Press Agencies and some Main Newspapers. 61


4.1. European and International Web Sites. 66

4.2. Miscellaneous Web Sites. 68

4.3. Some Eurosceptics. 68


 European Union On-line

1.1. The European Commission

The Reform of the European Commission

Task Force for the Accession Negotiations

 Système d'Information pour les Marchés Publics

European Commission’s Delegates in the World

 Audiovisual Library of the European Commission

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

Interactive Policy Making (IPM)

Your Voice in Europe, part of the IPM

Press Room

1.1.1. European Commission’s Directorates-General and Services


Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries Directorate General

Budget Directorate General

Competition Directorate General

 Development Directorate General

Economic and Financial Affairs Directorate General

Education and Culture Directorate General

Employment and Social Affairs Directorate General

Enlargement Directorate General

Energy and Transportation Directorate General

Enterprise Directorate General

Environment Directorate General

External Relations Directorate General

Financial Control Directorate General

Fisheries Directorate General

Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General

Information Society Directorate  General

Internal Market Directorate General

Justice and Home Affairs Directorate General

Personnel and Administration Directorate General

Regional Policy Directorate General

Research Directorate General

Taxation and the Customs Union Directorate General

Trade Directorate General

1.2. Council of the European Union

Xavier Solana, Secretary General of the Council, High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy (also Mr. Pierre de Boissieu,  Deputy Secretary-General of the Council)

Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)

Economic and Monetary Affairs

Justice and Home Affairs (JHA)

Bookshop On-line

COST, Scientific and Technical Research

European Governments on-line

Fundamental Rights

The Barcelona European Council, March 2002

Laeken European Council

1.2.1. EU Presidencies

The European Council: Presidency Conclusions

The German Presidency of the EU, 1999

The Finish Presidency of the EU, 1999

The Portuguese Presidency, 2000

The French Presidency, 2000

The Swedish Presidency, 2001

The Belgian Presidency, 2001

The Spanish Presidency, 2002

1.3. The European Parliament

Committees of the European Parliament

European Parliament Delegations

European Parliament Information Offices

Political Groups On-line

The European Parliament and Enlargement

The European Parliament and the EURO

European Parliamentarians Internet Group

Studies and Background Documents

1.4. European Agencies

Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA)

European Agency for Reconstruction

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EASHW)

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

European Environment Agency (EEA)

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMSDDA)

European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC)

The European Training Foundation (Turin)

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trademarks and Design) (OHIM)

Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union

1.5. European Court of Justice

The Members of the Court of First Instance

Laws and Procedures

1.6 European Court of Auditors

1.7. Committee of the Regions (CoR)

President of the CoR


General Secretariat


CoR and Enlargement, EU-Applicant States Liaison Group


1.8. Economic and Social Committee

Organisation of the ESC

Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT)

Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO)

Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC)

Section for External Relations (REX)

Section for Single Market, Production and Consumption (INT)

Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN)

ESC and Enlargement

ESC and the Organisation of the Civil Society

The International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions

Documents of the ESC


Single Market Observatory


1.9. European Central Bank

1.10. Other Official Institutions

Committe of Independent Experts

Europe Aid Co-operation Office

European Anti-Fraud Committee

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

European Council on Refugees and Exiles

European Investment Bank

European Investment Fund

EU Networks on Integration of Refugees

European Patent Office


European Policy Committee

The European Ombudsman

European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI)

European Reconstruction and Development in South East Europe, European Commission and the World Bank

EURAB, European Research Advisory Board

European Space Agency

European Space Operation Centre

European Space Research and Technology Centre

European Southern Observatory (astronomy)

Humanitarian Aid Office—ECHO

Joint Interpreting and Conference Service

The Legal Service (in-house legal adviser to the Commission and its services, represents the Commission before the Courts)

Official PHARE and TACIS Info Centre

The Technical Assistance Information Exchange Office (TAIEX)

Translation Service

Western European Union (WEU)

Western European Armaments Group

1.11 Civil Society Actors

1.11.1. European Parties and Party Coalitions

Parliamentary Political Groups On-line

Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats (PPE-DE)

The Party of European Socialists

Parliamentary Group of the Party of European Socialists (PSE)

Gauche européenne - Mouvement socialiste européen (GE-MSE)

European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity (CEECs)

European Community Organisation of Social Youth

European Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament (ELDR)

The Greens, European Free Alliance (Verts/ALE)

The European Federation of Green Parties

Federation of the Young European Greens

Confederal Group of  the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL)

Union for a Europe of Nations Group (UEN)

Group for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities (EDD)

European Radical Alliance

1.11.2. Political Groups in the Committee of Regions

European Peoples‘ Party in the CoR

European Socialist Party in CoR

Group of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party in the CoR

European Alliance Group in the CoR

1.11.3. Economic and Social Interest Groups as represented in ESC

Employers‘ Group (Group I)

Workers‘ Group (Group II)

Various Interests Group (Group III)

Members of the ESC

1.11.4. Other European Civil Society Representatives

CONECCS, Consultation, the European Commision and Civil Society


The European Commission and special interest groups

The Liason Committee of Development NGOs to the EU

Lobbying Europe

Welcome Europe, Eurofounding ACTIVE IN ECONOMIC FIELDS

Association of European Consumers (AEC)

Association of the Independent Financial Advisers

Association for Medical Education in Europe

Association for the Monetary Union of Europe

Committee of Agricultural Organisations in the European Union (COPA)&General committee for Agricultural Cooperation in the European union (COCEGA)

Communauté Européenne des Coopératives (Euro Coop) - European Community of Consumer Cooperatives

Corporate Europe Observatory

EUROPRO, Association of committees of simplified procedures for international trade

within the European Union and the European Free Trade Association

European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation (ANEC)


European Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation and of Enterprises of General Economic Interest (CEEP)

The European Consumers‘ Organisation

European Council of Liberal Professions

European Journalists

European Landowners’ Organisation

European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers’ Federation

The European Policy Centre, An Interface between Government, Business and Civil Society

The European Round Table of Industrialists

European Trade and Professional Associations

European Trade Union Confederation

European Transport Safety Council

European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety, Brussels

European Union Publishers’ Forum

The Federation of European Employers

Fédération Nationale des Syndicats d’Exploitation Agricole, France

French Bussiness Confederation

Initiative pour des Services d'Utilité Publique en Europe

The Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP)

Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe ACTIVE AT REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVEL

Assembly of European Regions (AER)

Black See Economic Co-operation

Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Europe

Council of European Municipalities and Regions

Deutscher Städtetag , The Association of German Towns and Municipalities


Europa Forum, Viena Center for Urban Dialogue and European Policy

International Network of Interregional Cooperation for the Environment and Sustainable Development; Regional Policies, Environment, Sustainable Development, Spatial Planning, Emerging Technologies -Telematics

Local Governments Network of Central and Eastern European Countries (links)

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe


Southeast European Cooperative Initiative

South-East European Co-operation Process, Conference of Presidents of Parliaments

South-East European Education Co-operation Network

Southeast Europe Enterprise Development CITIZENS’ RIGHTS

The Citizenship Foundation, London

European Citizen Action Service (links)

European Citizens Network

The European Disability Forum

Europa Jetzt, European Citizen’s Network, Berlin

European Network on Debt and Development (members in 16 European countries, links)

European Women’s Lobby     

Platform of European Social NGOs

Speak out! On European Citizenship

WAVE, Women agains Violence in Europe ENVIRONMENT

Eco Counselling Europe

European Environmental Bureau

European Partners for the Environment

Friends of the Earth Europe

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe YOUTH

AEGEE - Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l'Europe

The European Youth Parliament

with the branches:

EYP Austria

EYP Belgium

EYP Czech Republic

EYP Estonia

EYP France (PEJ)

EYP Germany

EYP Ireland

EYP Sweden

EYP Switzerland


European Student Convention

EU-Student Vote

European Youth Information and Counseling Agency

European Youth Forum  (Jeunesse)

Internationaler Jugendaustausch- und Besucherdienst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Jeunes Europeens, the youth branch of the French European Movement, associated with the European Youth Parliament

Jugendserver, Deutschland

The National Union of Students in Europe (links)

Network for European Youth Work in Sports

Organizing Bureau of European School Student Unions

Réseau Institution Association Jeunese

Youth Against Racism in Europe

Young European Federalists


Central European Initiative

Cicero Foundation

The Citizenship Foundation, London

Civic Education Project

Europe 2020

European Movement (IEM)

with its National Councils in



Catalan Council of the European Movement



Czech Republic












Northern Ireland





The European Opera Centre Trust

The Fabian Foundation (European Left links)

Fenêtre sur L’Europe

Foundation Europe and Society

Friends of Europe

Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Germany

Hippocrene Foundation

International Federation of Europe Houses

European House in Budapest

Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany

Open Society Institute, Budapest

Robert-Schuman Foundation

Yuste European Foundation DIVERS INTERESTS

European Humanist Federation

European Internet Foundation

Europa Nostra – Pan-European Federation for Heritage

Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity, Northern Ireland

International Paneuropean Union

The International Federation for European Law

Scotland Europe

1.12. European Union Official Documents, Information, News, Press Releases


EU Official Documents

ADAM (Système Administratif et Documentaire des Achats et Marchés)


CORDIS: Community R&D Information Service: Information on EU research programs




European forestry information and communication system

Europe’s Network of Patent Databases

EURISTOTE (university research database)



FADN, Farm Accountancy Data Network


ORTELIUS, The database on Higher Education in Europe


RAPID (guest/guest access)


1.12.2. LAW

The Collection of Law for Electronic Access

European and Civil Laws

European Law on Takeover Bids

Search The European Union Law


EU News

Enlargement Weekly

Enlargement Research Bulletin

The Legislative Observatory

Midday Express

Official Journal

TED (Tenders Electronic Daily), Supplement to the Official Journal of the EU


Agriculture, Newsletter

Consumer Voice

EC Competition Policy  Newsletter

Development, Publications


Enterprise Europe Newsletter

Environment, Publications and Newsletters

Natura 2000

Europa Research, News Centre

Internal Market General Publications

Le Magazine, Education, Culture, Youth Newsletter


European Commission Green Papers

European Commission White Papers

European Commission, Bulletin of the European Union

The European Council: Presidency Conclusions

EU Symbols

General Report on the Activities of the European Union

The Treaties of the European Union

1.12.5. OTHERS

European Space Agency, Publications

Information Society Website

Interinstitutional Style Guide

Terminological Information System (TIS)

1.13. European Union Activities and Policies

1.13.1. Agriculture

1.13.2. Audiovisual Policy

1.13.3. European Union’s Budget

1.13.4. Competition

Office of Fair Trading, protecting consumers and encouraging competition, market and policies initiatives

1.13.5. Consumers

Consumer Committee

Consumer Voice

The European Consumers‘ Organisation

1.13.6. Culture

1.13.7. Development

1.13.8. Economic and Monetary Affairs

1.13.9. Education

ECTS - European Credit Transfer System

1.13.10. Employment and Social Affairs (taxation)

Social and Ethical Reporting Clearinghouse

European Union Social and Ethical Clearinghouse

1.13.11. Energy

1.13.12. Enlargement

Member States Political and Educational Institutions that deal with Enlargement (Governments, Parliaments, Academic Institutions, Press Agencies)

The Candidate Countries Political and Educational Institutions that deal with Enlargement (Governments, Parliaments, Academic Institutions, Press Agencies)

The World Bank and EU Enlargement

1.13.13. Environment

Environmental Reporting Clearinghouse

Global Forest and Paper Industry Clearinghouse

1.13.14. Enterprises

One Stop Internet Shop for Business

1.13.15. Equal Opportunities

Center of Excellence, Women and Science

Kompetenzzentrum Frauen in Informationsgesellschaft und Technologie

Querelles-Net, Frauen in Ost- und Westdeutschland

1.13.16. External Relations

1.13.17. Fisheries

1.13.18. Foreign and Security Policy

1.13.19. Humanitarian Aid


International Relations and Security Network, A Swiss Contribution to Partnership for Peace

1.13.20. Information Society

1.13.21. Internal Market

Harmonised Standards

NERA, economic consultancy

1.13.22. Justice and Home Affairs

Immigration Policy

Odysseus Network

European Migration Information Network

ILO Migration Statistics

1.13.23. Public Health (biotechnology)

1.13.24. Regional Policy

1.13.25. Research and Technology

1.13.26. Trade

1.13.27. Transport

Trans-European Networks

1.13.28. Euro|lang=5|rubrique=261|chap=18

Europol and the Euro

1.13.29. The Future of Europe, European Citizens, European Constitution, Reform


Access to Documents: Public Register

Europa Chats

The Future of Europe, Debate, The Citizens Forum

Citizens‘ Rights

Démocratie Active

The European Convention for the Future of Europe

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU     (campaign for a European Federal Constitution)

The Independent Commission for the Reform of the Institutions and Procedures of the Union (ICRI)

Governance and Decision-making in the European Union

The European Year of Languages

EurodicAutom, (automatic translator in 8 European languages)

Trados, The Language Architects

Ethical Issues and the EU (Corruption, Advertising, Arms Trade, Animal Protection)

1.13.30. History of the EU, different sources

1.14. European Union’ s Programmes

1.14.1. Agriculture



The LEADER European Obsevatory

CAP Information Measures

European Rural Information and Promotion Carrefours

1.14.2. Audio-Visual Policy


eContent, European digital content on global networks

Support to Digital and Radio and Television Initiatives

Action Plan 16/9

1.14.3. Consumer Protection

Food Safety Education Campaigns

1.14.4. Culture

Culture 2000

 (C 2000 for 2002)

Annual European Union Prize in the field of cultural heritage preservation and enhancement

Support for cultural organizations of cultural interest

Community actions in the field of regional or minority languages and culture

1.14.5. Development

1.14.6. Economic and Financial Affairs



ETF Start-up Facility

SME Finance Facility

SME Guarantee Facility

The Growth and Environment Scheme

Multiannual Programme for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

See also:

Dialogue with Citizens and Business

1.14.7. Education

EURYDICE, Education Information Network in the European Community

EURODESK European Information Network for Young People





GRUNDTVIG (Adult education and other educational pathways)


MINERVA (Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT))

LEONARDO DA VINCI (Vocational Trainig)





1.14.8. Employment and Social Affairs

EIRO, The European Industrial Relations Observatory



Ethnic minority women as cultural mediators

Community Action Programme to combat discrimination (2000-2006)

Gender Equality Programme

EURES, European Employment Services

Third system and Employment

1.14.9. Energy









1.14.10. Enlargement





1.14.11. Environment

6th EAP, Environment 2010: Our Future, Our Choice


SMAP (Short and Medium Term Priority Environmental Action Programme)

Environmental management system for SMEs

Sustainable Development of the European coast

1.14.12. Enterprise


Business Co-operation Centre BRE

European Communities Investment Partners ECIP

Joint European Venture Initiative JEV

Euro Infor Centres Network

1.14.13. External Relations

Small Projects Facility

CARDS (see Council Regulation EC No 2666/2000 of 5.12.2000,

1.14.14. Fisheries

1.14.15. Information Society

Interchange of Data between Administrations

Internet Action Plan

Information Society Technology Programme


1.14.16. Justice and Home Affairs

Grotius II

Grotius Civil








1.14.17. Public Health

Health Surveillance System for Communicable Diseases (HSSCD)

1.14.18. Regional Policy


The European Regional Development Fund

Cohesion Fund

Financial assistance from the European Commission for town-twinning

The European Business and Innovation Centres (BIC) and their network (EBN)

1.14.19. Research

LIFT, Linking Innovation, Finance and Technology

The 5th framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (1998 - 2002)

Proposal for the 6th  framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2002-2006)

Women and Science



1.14.20. Trade

1.14.21. Transport

TINA (Transport Infrastructure Needs Assessment)

GALILEO, Satellite Navigation System


1.15. EU-USA


The EU Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium

The European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the United States (see also publications)

The European Union: A Guide for Americans

Investment opportunities in the European Union:

Sources for European Standards

Trade Associations in Europe

Transatlantic Business Dialogue

US Department of State: The website focuses on EU-US relations.


US Department of State, Bureau of European Affairs

The United States Mission to the European Union

2.      Scientific Research and Teaching on European Integration

2.1. General Information Resources on European Issues, Search Engines on Europe

The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES)

ARIES, Social Economy online,

Central and East European legal, political, business and economics resources

Central Europe Online (for each of the CEECs)

Citizens Europe

Civis Europaeus

Database on Central and Eastern European Elections: Results and Legislation

Database Europe

Deutsche Bank Research

Dresdner Bank, Economic Research, Know-How, Finanz News

Eastern European and Russian Resources on the web

ELGO, European Local Government Officers

Eubusiness (subscription obligatory)


EU Internet Resources compiled at the Library of the University of

California at Berkeley



EU Research in Brussels

EU Research Guides

EU Research Tools



EuroDocs, Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe


Europaamica (Italian)

Europa Bremen

Europages, European Business Directory

Europa Portal, Europäische Union

Europa-Union Deutschland

European Commission GI&GIS Web Portal (geographical information)

European Industrial Relations Observatory On-Line

European Integration, Research Centres, Institutes, Papers, Documents and Statistical Data on European Economic Integration

European Internet Network

European Legal Information Network

European-Only Sites

Eurotext (subscription)

Grand Place Europe

The Global Site, critical gateway to world politics, society and culture

HR-Net, Hellenic Resources Network

International Relations in Europe: Research Directory

Juristisches Internetprojekt Saarbrücken

KnowEurope (subscription)

One World. Net (browse by topic/country)

Online Resource Guide for Political Inquiry

Political Transformation and the Electoral Process in Post-Communist Europe

Political Study, a Net Station

Political and IR Arena

Portal zur Internationalen Politik

RAVE (Research of articles and decisions in Public International Law and European Law)

Reference to internet resources on Western Europe (post 1945 period)


Relief Web, a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Research Resources for Social Science

Russian and East European Network Information Center


Social Science Sites

Sources d'Europe

Social Science Information Service, University of Amsterdam

Spicers Centre for Europe

Transition On-line

2.2. Working  Papers

Advanced Research on the Europeanisation of the Nation-State (ARENA), Working Papers&Links

Centrum für angewandte Politikforschung, Positionen

Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn, Working Papers

Centre for European Studies, Working Papers Series

CEPS Papers and Commentaries

CERC Working Papers Series

EUC Pittsburg European Policy Paper Series&Working Paper Series

EUI Working Papers

European Integration online Papers

European Research Papers Archive (ERPA)

European Working Papers, University Wisconsin-Madison

House of Commons Working Papers

Institute of European Studies, Queen University, Belfast, Working Papers (included in ERPA)

Jean Monnet Online Working Papers

Mannheim University, Centre for European Social Research, Working Papers

Max Planck Institute for the Studies of Societies, Discussion and Working Papers

The National Centre for Eurasia and East European Research, Working Papers

One Europe or Several

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) (working papers link list)

South Bank European Papers

Stockholm Institute of Transition Economies and East European Economies Working Papers

Sussex European Institute, Working Papers in European Contemporary Studies

2.3. Scientific Associations

Arbeitskreis Integrationsforschung der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism

The Association of European Market Research Institutes

Belgian Political  Science Association, French Community of Belgium

The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)

British Columbia Political Studies Association

British International Studies Association (BISA)

Canadian Political Science Association

Central East European International Studies Association

Danish Association of Political Science

Dutch Political Science Association

East West Institute

Economic & Social Research Council, UK

European Union Studies Association

EU Jurist

The European Association

European Science Foundation

The European Council of Applied Science and Engineering

European Association for Comparative Economic Studies

The EU Integration Network

European Consortium for Political Research

European University Association (the result of the merger between the CRE-Association of       European Universities and the Confederation of EU Rectors' Conferences) (see also its links)


The Convention of European Higher Education Institutions

European Community Studies Association (ECSA)

European Association for International Education, The Netherlands

European Information Association (links list)

European Sociological Association,

European Community Studies Association of Austria

European Educational Research Association

Finnish Political Science Association

Florida Political Science Association

Le Groupe des Belles Feuilles

International Political Science Association (IPSA)

International Studies Association

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Italian Political Science Association

Louisiana Political Science Association

Midwest Political Science Association

National Science Foundation, Europe Office

Odysseus, Academic network for legal studies on immigration and asylum in Europe

Pacific Northwest Political Association

Political Studies Association of Ireland

Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom

Regional Studies Association

Russian International Studies Association

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Social Science Research Council, USA

The Society for Romanian Studies

Southeast European Studies Association

The Trans-European Policy Studies Association

University Association for Contemporary European Studies, UACES (links)

The Young Europeanisation Network (YEN)

2.4. Research Institutes

Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh, Germany

Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies, UK

Centre for Policy Studies, (links)

Centre for European Economic and Public Affairs, University College Dublin

Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim

The Centre for European Policy Study, (CEPS)

Centre for European Social Research

Centrum für angewandte Politikforschung (see also Publikationen)

Center for International and European Law on Immigration and Asylum

Centre for European Studies, Lund University

Centre of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Bruxelles

Centre for European Security Studies (CESS), Groningen, Netherlands

Centre for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Texas University at Austin

Centre for European Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies

Centre for OSCE Research

Centre for European Reform (see also publications and working papers)

Civil-Military Relations in Central & Eastern Europe (TCMR project)

Consortium of European Research and Development Institutes of Adult Education

Council on European Studies, Yale University

The Council for European Studies, Columbia University (links)


Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit (see also Publikationen, Papiere)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, The German  Research Association, Bonn (financing)

The East Central European Center

Emerging Europe Research Group (telecommunications)

EU in the Swedish Parliament

EUROEST, Centre on the Evolution in Eastern European Countries

EuroMediterranean Study Committee

European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)

European Association for Population Studies

European Centre for Analysis in Social Sciences

European Centre for Conflict Prevention

European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht

European Centre for Minority Issues

European Centre for Security Studies George C. Marshall     

European Commission Joint Research Centre

WITH its institutes:

Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM)

Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU)

Environment Institute (IE)

Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen (IPSC)

Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)

Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP)

Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)

The European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation

European Institute for Research and Information on Peace and Security, Belgium

European Institute for Risk, Security and Communication Management, (EURISC Foundation), Bucharest, Romania

The European Institute, South Bank University London (links list)

European Network of Building Research Institutes

The European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes (ENEPRI) (newsletter, working papers)

European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER)

The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics

European Research Institute, Bath University

The European Scrutiny Committee, House of Commons

The European Studies Consortium, University of Minnesota

The European Union Social Science Information Research Facility (EUSSIRF)

European University Centre for Peace Studies

EU Targeted Research Action on Environementaly Friendly Construction Technologies

The Federal Trust for Education and Research (links)

Federal Institute for Russian, East European, and International Studies (BIOst), Köln, Germany

Franco-German Institute

German Council on Foreign Relations (links)

German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin

Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security. Europe, international security and sustainable development

Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

Institute for Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Vienna, Austria

Institute of East European Law and Russian Studies

Institut für Europäische Politik (see Publications/Enlargement/Agenda 2000 Watch)

The Institute of European Affairs, Dublin University

Institute of European Studies, Berkley University

The Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam

Institute for Security Studies, Western European Union

Institut für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, Institute for Economy and Society, Bonn

Interdepartmental Centre for Research on European Community Law, CIRDCE

Kalamazoo College, Centre for West European Studies

Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies

Max Planck Institute for the Studies of Societies

The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research

The National Centre for Eurasia and East European Research, Washington

Notre Europe, Group of Studies and Research, Paris, Pres. J. Delors

Observatoire social européen

Osteuropa-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin

Ost-West Institut

Peace Research and European Security Studies, Mosbach, Germany

Permanent Study Group for the European Constitution

RAND (public policy)

The Research Council of Norway (links list)

The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Research Institute for European and American studies (RIEAS), Athens, Greece

Research Institute for European Affairs, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna

Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

The Research Unit for European Union Studies, Melbourne University

Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics and East European Economies

Unemployment, Work and Welfare Cluster

ZEI, Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung, Centre for European Integration Studies, Bonn

2.5. Institutes and Providers of Tertiary Education specialising in European Integration

Aston University, School of Language and European Studies

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

College of Europe, Bruges

The Central and East European International Studies Association

Central European University, Budapest

Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University

Center for European Studies, Duke University

Center for European Studies, New York University

Center for European Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Centre for European Legal Studies, Cambridge University

Centre for European Studies, University of Exeter

Centre for European Studies, University of Leeds

Centre for European Studies, University of Limerick

Centre for European Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

Centre for European Studies, Trinity College Dublin

Center for European Studies, Maastricht University

Centre for European Union Studies, Hull University

Center for European and Russian Studies, Michigan State University

Center for European and Russian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Center for European Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University

Center for German and European Studies, Institute of European Studies, California University

Centre for the New Europe, Brussels

Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, University of Winsconsin-Madison

Centre for Russian and East European Studies, Birmingham University

Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Iowa

Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Kansas

Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Michigan

Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburg

Center for Russian and East European Studies, Stanford University

Center for Russian and East European Studies, Toronto University

Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Virginia

Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, Duke University

Center for West European Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, Bath University

Donau Universität Krems, Department of European Studies

European Centre for Public Affairs, Brussels

European Centre for Public Afairs, Unversity of Surrey, UK

European Center, University of Warsaw

European Community Studies Association, University of Pittsburgh

European Distance Education Network

Europa Institut, Basel

Europa Institut an der Universität Zürich

Europa Institut, University of Saarbrücken

European Institute, Universität des Saarlands, Germany

European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science (links)

The European Institute for Public Administration, Maastricht

European Institute, Bulgaria

European Studies Alliance, UW Madison

European Studies Program, New Mexico University

European Trade Union Institute


ETU College, Brussels

European Union Center, University System of Georgia

European Union Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

European Union Center, University of Miami,

European Union Center, University of Michigan

European Union Center, University of Missouri-Columbia

European Union Center, University of New York

European Union Center, University of Oklahoma

European Union Center, Pittsburgh University

European Union Center, University of California

European Union Center, University of Washington, Seattle

European Union Center, Texas A&M University

European Union Center, Washington DC

European Union Center, UW Madison

European University Institute, Florence

European Union Studies Center, City University of New York

Florida International University, European Studies

Graduate School of European and International Studies (GSEIS), University of Reading, Reading, UK.

Institute of Europe, Russia

Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Zürich

Institut d'études européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles

The Institute for the Study of Europe at Columbia University

Institute for Political and European Studies, University of Köln

Institute of Central and East European Studies

Institute of European Studies, Catholic University of Louvain

Institute for European Studies, Cornell University

Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of California at Berkeley


The Center for Slavic and East European Studies

The Maxwell EU Center

Network of European Studies Centers

Oberlin Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Oberlin College

Pan-European Institute, University of Essex

Russian and East European Studies, Emory University

Russian and East European Center, University of Illinois

Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University

Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Center, University of Washington

School of Slavonic and East European Studies, (SSEES), University of London, UK

School of European and Language Studies, University of North London

Université Libre de Bruxelles

West European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

West European Studies, Indiana University

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, East European Studies

Zentralinstitut für Mittel- und Osteuropastudien, Katholische Universität Eichstätt

2.6. Libraries, Documentation Centres, Data Archives

Audiovisual Library of the European Commission


Bookshop On-line, European Council

Banque de Données Socio-Politiques, Grenoble

Belgian Archives for the Social Sciences

Bertelsmann Stiftung Publikationen

Bonn International Centre for Conversion (of military resources for civilian purposes)

CrossRef, a collaborative reference linking service

Central and Eastern Europe Business Information Center

Centre de Documentacio Europea, University of Valencia

Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Madrid

Council of European Social Science Data Archives (Cessda)

Danish Data Archives

ECONbase (Access point to 67 journals 20,000 abstracts  15,000 online papers)

Estonian Social Science Data Archive

European Books

European Union Documentation Centre, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

European Documentation Centre and Library, Mannheim University


German Council on Foreign Relations, Books

Harvard Jean Monnet Table of Contents Service

International Security Information Service, Europe

Lehman Social Science Library

Lower Saxony European Information Centre (also in German and French)

Max Planck Institut für Gesellshaftsforschung (Institute for the Studies of Societies), Books

Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Otto Wolff-Datenbank, Osteuropaforschung

Political and IR Arena Bookshop

 Russian and East European Studies, Virtual Library

Resource Center for Access to Data on Europe

Social Science Informatics Center (TARKI)

Steinmetz Archive, The Netherlands

Swedish Social Science Data Service

UK Data Archive

WEU Institute (see also Publications)

Western European Studies,. Indiana University, Library

Western European Specialists Section, Association of College and Research Libraries

Zentralarchiv Köln

2.7. Select Bibliography on European Studies (see also 2.6.)

European Commission Libraries Catalogue

Bookshop Online

2.8. Other Scientific/Educational Institutions

Adam Smith Institute (market economy)

Center for Political Studies in Russia

Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University

Center for Political and International Studies, Russia

Centre for International Studies and Research, (CERI, France)

Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches sur la Paix et d'Etudes Stratégiques

Centre for International Relations, Poland

Clingendael Institute, International Relations, Netherlands

Danish Institute of International Affairs

European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU), Vienna

EU Thematic Network Political Science

FATHOM, the source for on-line learning

Freeman Center for Stategic Studies

French Institute for International Relations, (IFRI)

Institute for International Economics, Washington

Institute for Security and International Studies, Bulgaria

Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade

International Center for Economic Growth (ICEG)

International Relations and Security Studies, Switzerland

The National Centre for Sociological Research, London

The Society for Comparative Research

Société québécoise de science politique

South African Political Studies Association

Southern Political Science Association

Spanish Political Science Association

Specialist Group on Ethnic Politics of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australia

Swiss Association of Political Science

Tamiu Political Science Association

Tennessee Political Science Association

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

3.      MASS-MEDIA

3.1. Newspapers on the Web

Agence Europe, International Agency of Information since 1953

Current Politics and Economics of Europe

Citizenship Studies (subscription)

Central European Review

CNN (Europe)


East European Human Rights Review (subscription)

East European Case Reporter of Constitutional Law (subscription)

East European Business Law Review (subscription)

East West Review of Labor Law & Social Policy (subscription)

Environmental Law Review of Eastern & Central Europe (subscription)



European Defence

European Economic Review (subscription)

European Foreign Policy Bulletin Online

Europe Journal

European Journalists

European Journal of Comparative Law (subscription)

European Journal of Development Research

The European Journal of International Law

European Journal of Political Economy

European Law Journals, Blackwell Publishers

European Law Journal, Institute of Florenta

Europe Magazine


EU Observer

European Security Journal

European Union Politics

The European Union Review (ECSA)

European Union Studies Associations Review

The European Voice

Frontier-free Europe

InfoBase Europe (subscription)

Intermarium, The First Online Journal of East Central European Postwar History and Politics

International Law Page-Europe

Internationale Politik, Transatlantic Edition, German Council on Foreign Relations

Journal of Common Market Studies

Journal of Constitutional Law in Eastern & Central Europe (subscription)

Journal of  European Public Policy

Journal of European Public Policy (subscription)

MSNBC, Europe

Nationalities Papers

Newropeans News Service

One Europe Magazine (1993-1998), AEGEE

Politics On-line

Radio Free Europe

Secret Europe, reporting on secrecy and openness in the EU

The Slavonic and East European Review

Statewatch, monitoring the state and civic liberties in Europe

TransAtlantic Information Exchange Service


3.2. Member States: Press Agencies and some Main Newspapers



Agence Belga

Europe Information Service (EIS)

La Libre



Helsingin Sanomat

YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company


Agence France Presse

FFAP (Fédération Française des Agences de Presse)

Le Monde, Paris



Deutsche Presseagentur (dpa) GmbH

Globus Infografik GmbH (general and economic information))

Paneuropa Deutschland Journal

Der Spiegel, Hamburg

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Die Tageszeitung, Berlin

Die Zeit, Hamburg

Die Welt

Neue Zürcher Zeitung


Athens News Agency



The Irish Times





The Netherlands





El Pais, Madrid


United Kingdom

Reuters Holdings PLC

Press Association (PA)

BBC (with Europe department)

The Times, London

The Economist, London

 (detailed Europa file)

The Financial Times

The Herald Tribune

The Wall Street Journal

The Guardian Unlimited (including a Globalisation file)

The Independent

3.3. Candidate Countries: Press Agencies and some Main Newspapers


Bulgarian News Agency

News Bulgaria


Cyprus News Agency

Czech Republic

Prague Business Journal

The Prague Post


Estonian News Agency (ETA)

Baltic News Service

The Baltic Times on line


Budapest Business Journal

The Budapest Sun


Baltic News Service

National News Agency LETA

Latvia News


Lithuanian News Agency (ELTA)


 Malta home page, sources of information


Polska agencja informacyjna

Polska Agencja Prasowa

Bulls Press

Europa press agency

Warsaw Business Journal

The Warsaw Voice



Agentia nationala de presa

Romanian Journal of Society and Politics


Slovene Press Agency



Slovakia Daily Surveyor

The Slovak Spectator


Anatolian Agency


4.1. European and International Web Sites

AIIC (international professional association that represents conference interpreters and sets standards for the practice of the profession.)

ADE, Aide à la Décision Économique (profit company)

Bundesagentur für Außenwirschaft, German Office for Foreign Trade

Central European Free Trade Area

Council of Europe

CoE Parliamentary Assembly

Council of Europe Development Bank (elections experts and management)

European Court of Human Rights

European Free Trade Association

EuropAdvis Ltd., research and consultancy firm (profit company)

Europoint Communications Ltd., IT consultancy firm (profit company)

Europe for Business (profit company)

EUPRAXIS (profit company)

EADS, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, the World's First Transnational Aerospace Company (profit conmpany)

G8 Information Centre


IGC, Intergovernmental Consultation on asylum, refugee and migration policies in Europe, North America and Australia

International Chamber of Commerce

International Federation of Agricultural Producers (links)

International Finance Corporation

International Labour Organisation

International Monetary Fund

International Organisation of Political Science Students

International Youth Foundation


The Youth Action Net


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

The Pan-European advisers in Public Policy and Sustainable Business Excellence

Southeast Europe Enterprise Development

Think Tools, Zürich (profit company)


UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR

United Nations Commission for Europe


UN News Centre

UN University


UNESCO European Centre for Higher Education (CEPES), Bucharest

Universities World Wide

World Bank

World Customs Organisation

World Economic Forum

World Intellectual Property Organisation

World Trade Organisation

4.2. Miscellaneous Web Sites

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments

European Politics Webring (further)

Elections around the world

Higher Education Research Opportunities (HERO)

The North American Association For Exports To Eastern Europe (N.A.A.F.E.T.E.E.)

VirtualTourist Europe

The World Fact Book 2001

World Wide European Integration Events Calendar

4.3. Some Eurosceptics

Critical European Group

The European Anti-Maastricht Alliance

European Union, Follies and Myths