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European Documentation Centre: Introduction


European Documentation Centres (EDCs) make up a network of information centres established by the European Union in 1963 to support study, teaching and research at university level. In the United Kingdom, EDCs were established in the 1970’s, following the UK’s membership of the European Community. They are sited in universities to provide easy access to European Union documentation for academic staff and students and they are supported in this by the European Commission. There are over 40 EDCs in the United Kingdom, with two in Wales – here at Aberystwyth and at Cardiff University.

These pages are designed to help discover information on the following subjects:

  • European Law
  • European policies and institutions
  • European integration

Please get in touch with any questions


Browse the latest European Publications

The latest publications are on display in the EDC corner in Level F Hugh Owen Library.

Discover these and more in the library

Search Primo to find further titles or browse the European Documentation Centre Collection on Level F Hugh Owen .

European Commission