- Course description
- How will it help you?
- Supplementary modules
- Target group
- Practical information
- I have a question
About this online course
The official website of the European Union (www.europa.eu) is the biggest digital portal on the net. It is also the point of entry to an immense plethora of digital resources for professionals working with the EU, economic operators who want to pursue business in the EU, citizens and consumers living and working in the EU and academics and scholars researching about the EU. Moreover, a countless number of other websites (either free or commercial) have flourished over the years augmenting even more the information offer ready to be accessed.
This hands-on, practical and interactive online course has as an aim to provide its audience with a chart on the most useful and practical EU information resources, and demonstrate to them which tools to use to quickly obtain official documents, publications, statistics, open data and legal information about the EU, how to intervene in EU consultations and express and voice interests in the making of EU legislation and how to find about funding opportunities provided by the EU and apply to projects and public contracts.
What will you learn?
Thanks to this online course, you will learn how to find quickly and efficiently:
- policy initiatives, legislative proposals and work programmes;
- legislation, case law and summaries of legislation;
- policy papers and press releases;
- public procurement notices, call for tenders, grants and loans;
- bibliographical, translation, linguistic and terminological information;
- contact information, ‘who’s who’ and ‘who’s doing what’ in the EU.
The central element of this online course will be a webinar delivered ‘live’ via ZOOM on 15 June 2021. The webinar will feature a number of content sessions conducted by experts who will offer demonstrations of the most useful websites and databases. All these sessions will be followed by Q&A periods where participants will have the possibility to formulate questions and share professional experiences.
Moreover, the webinar will also feature a final interactive session devoted to the resolution of practical ‘search’ exercises, which will allow participants to develop hands-on expertise by exploring the websites themselves under the experts’ guidance.
The online course will also feature two extra content sessions in the shape of two asynchronous presentations (voiceover ppt.), which participants will be able to access through the course’s online learning platform.
Extensive training and support material (PP presentations, guideline documents, audio visual material, etc.) will be provided to participants via the course’s online platform.
How will it help you?
By the end of the course, you will have acquired:
- a toolbox for finding EU targeted information;
- 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.
This online course includes two supplementary modules, which are available on our online learning platform Moodle one week before the start of the webinar.
The EU’s ‘Who’s who’:
- EU Institutions: InstitutionalOrganisation & Charts and Directories;
- Expert Groups; and
- Transparency Register: Civil SocietyOrganisations operating at the European Union level, NGOs etc.
Publications, bibliographical, translation, linguistic and terminological information
- European Commission Library, EU Bookshop
- IATE, EU Glossary, EUROVOC, Acronyms and abbreviations
Moodle will also act as an electronic repository of the extensive training and pedagogical material (PP presentations, guideline documents, audio-visual material, etc.) supporting the online course. Also, a week ahead of the webinar, you will gain access to this material so that you can download it and consult it. Finally, Moodle will also allow you to interact with course experts and other participants already before the webinar, allowing you to raise questions or doubts you may have.
A guide on how to access and use Moodle will be distributed with the rest of the course material.
Who will benefit most?
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;
- information professionals;
- documentalists and translators;
- professionals working in interest representation, in the commercial sector and for NGOs.
For this online course we make use of Zoom
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.
Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.
Prior payment is a condition for participation.
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.
EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.
I have a question
|08.45||Registration of participants|
|09.00||Welcome and introduction to the webinar
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
|09.15||Monitoring and follow-up of legal initiatives and policy priorities
Clara Cotroneo, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
|10.00||Q & A Session|
|10.30||Retrieving key legal texts, judicial information and official documents
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
|11.30||Q & A Session|
|12.00||Keeping up to date with EU events, news and developments
Igor Dizdarevic, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
|13.30||Transparency and access to documents
|14.30||Q & A Session|
|15.00||Information on EU funds and business opportunities with the EU
Gracia Vara Arribas, Expert, European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht
|15.45||Q & A Session|
Participants supervised by experts
|17.00||Final Conclusions and end of the online course|
|17.00||End of the Webinar|