PROJECT NUMBER: 1011003
European Information Management - Europe on the Internet - Finding your Way through the European Information Jungle
28-29/Oct/2010 • Maastricht
All those who need to be able to find EU information quickly and/or to update their research skills in EU-related matters: EU officials, national civil servants, consultants, information professionals, documentalists, translators, as well as people working in the commercial sector and for NGOs.
This two-day course provides participants with a comprehensive and structured guide to a wide-range of free and commercial internet resources dealing with European issues. The working sessions allow participants to improve and/or update their knowledge of EU information sources, and their abilities to use them effectively.
This course will offer demonstrations of the most useful websites and databases, combined with ample opportunities for participants to develop hands-on expertise by exploring the websites themselves in order to find targeted information. Each participant will be able to use a PC with high-speed internet connection during the whole duration of the seminar.
At the end of the training course, the participants will have:
• a good knowledge of the key EU information sources and search techniques;
• practical experience in using the main EU and non-EU websites and databases;
• a toolbox for finding EU targeted information.
They will be able to find quickly and efficiently:
• legislation, case law and summaries of legislation;
• working documents, policy papers and press releases;
• public procurement, call for tenders, grants and loans;
• contacts information, «who’s who» and «who’s doing what» in the EU;
• statistical data;
• bibliographical, translation, linguistic and terminological information.
Only 25 places available: the earlier you book, the more likely you are to get your place!
DAY I: Thursday 28 October
Opening of the training course Introduction : A short overview of the EU Information and Communication Policy
Session I – Policy making in the European Union: The key information sources
Legislative, judicial, policy-making and policy-tracking information
(EUR-LEX, Nat-Lex, Case law and Curia website, PreLex, Legislative Observatory, Summaries of Legislation, Registers of Documents of Council, Commission, Parliament and Comitology)
Session II – Policy monitoring: advanced information sources
EU policy monitoring, predicting and consultative information sources
(Policy priorities of the European Commission, Council, European Council and European Parliament including: Strategic Programming and Policy Cycle (SPPC), Legislative and Work Programmes; Operational Programmes; Presidency Programmes and Conclusions; Agendas and Minutes)
Session III – Keeping up-to-date with EU events and initiatives
Sources in the EU and other organisations to help you keep up-todate with the latest developments
(RAPID, General Report / Bulletin of the EU / What’s new on Europe / EU News / Agenda of the EU Institutions)
End of day one
DAY 2: Friday 29 October
Session IV – Non-EU sources
(EurActiv – EUObserver – Public Information – EuropeNews papers and other media organisations)
Session V – EU Policies and national information
Session VI – Contact information
‘who is who’ and ‘who does what’ in the EU
(People, EU Institutions, Institutional Organisation Charts and Directories, Consultation Bodies; Civil Society Organisations operating at European Union level and Ngo’s)
Session VII – Bibliographical, translation, linguistic and terminological information
(Eclas, EU Bookshop, ERPA, IATE, Glossary, EU Jargon, EUROVOC, Acronyms and abbreviations)
End of the training course
The training course will be held at the EIPA premises. During the training course, new laptops with high-speed internet connection will be available for all participants.
The training will be conducted in English.
The programme will commence on Thursday at 09.00 and will finish on Friday at 16.30.
The seminar will take place at
European Institute of Public Administration
Bordeaux Conference Room (1.16)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22, NL-6211 HE Maastricht
tel.: +31 (0)43 3296 222, fax: +31 (0)43 3296 296
The participation fee is € 700 and includes documentation, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and refreshments. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.
The European Institute of Public Administration will be pleased to make hotel reservations for you at Hotel Beaumont **** (www.hotelbeaumont.nl), at the rate of ± € 101,75 p.p.p.n. (incl. breakfast and tourist tax). Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please indicate the date of arrival and departure on the registration form. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel on checking out. Please note that if you register after the closing date, hotel reservations cannot be guaranteed.
Lunches will take place at the Institute’s restaurant. Should you require a special menu (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, gluten free), please inform the Programme Organiser so this can be arranged. Dinner on Thursday evening will take place at a restaurant in town.
Kindly complete the registration form and return it before 14 October 2010.
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed registration form.
Prior payment is a condition for participation. Please indicate the method of payment on the registration form. For cancellations received after the closing date indicated on the registration form we will have to charge an administration fee of € 150 unless a replacement participant is found.