PROJECT NUMBER: 1411001
Europe on the Internet - Finding your Way through the European Information Jungle
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 course.
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.
Thursday 5 June 2014
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 policytracking 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-to-date with the latest developments
(RAPID, General Report / Bulletin of the EU/What’s new on Europe / EU News / Agenda of the EU Institutions)
Friday 6 June 2014
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)
Cosimo Monda, Project Leader, Senior Lecturer and Head of Information, Publications, Documentation and Marketing Services, EIPA
Ian Thomson, Director, South Wales Europe Direct Information Centre; Manager, EDC, Cardiff University; Executive Editor, European Sources Online; President, European Information Association
The programme will commence the first day at 09.00 and will finish the second day at 16.30. During the training course, new laptops with high-speed internet connection will be available for all participants.
The course will take place at the Bordeaux Conference Room (1.16) of the European Institute of Public Administration, O.L. Vrouweplein 22, NL-6211 HE Maastricht, tel.: +31 43 32 96 222, fax: +31 43 32 96 296.
The course will be conducted in English.
The participation fee is €950 and includes documentation, two lunches, one dinner and refreshments. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration. EIPA offers its members a reduction of 10% off the registration fee. This reduction is available to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s member countries (i.e. AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, GR, HU, IE, IT, LT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, ES, SE, UK) and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency. Officials of the EU institutions, bodies or agencies should enquire about applicable arrangements. If you are eligible for a discount, please tick the box in the registration form. Please note that reductions cannot be accumulated. For more information, please visit EIPA’s website: http://seminars.eipa.eu (FAQ - special discounts).
The European Institute of Public Administration has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel on checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field, the EIPA project number 1411001.
• Bastion Hotel
• Townhouse Hotel
• Hotel Derlon
• Designhotel Maastricht – Hampshire Eden
Lunches and dinner will be served at a restaurant in town. Should you require a special menu (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic), please inform the Programme Organiser so that this can be arranged.
Kindly register before 21 May 2014. Your name and address will be part of EIPA’s database for our mailing purpose only. If you do not want to be included in our mailing database, please tick the box on the registration form.
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. In any case, the participant or his/her administration will receive an invoice for the payment of the registration fee. For cancellations received after the closing date of registration we will have to charge an administration fee of €150 unless a replacement participant is found.
EIPA reserves the right to cancel the seminar up to two weeks before the starting date. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, hotel, etc.). For EIPA’s cancellation policy, please visit our website http://seminars.eipa.eu (FAQ - legal notice).