Publikácie DG Communication

9. mája 2017


Publications Update
In this issue – May 2017
Top news
Enjoy life and travel: Travelling in Europe 2017-2018 now available
In good time for the approaching holiday season, the new edition of this popular leaflet is now available to order. It contains information on many practical aspects of issues that you might encounter when travelling within the European Union and also includes a helpful fold-out map of Europe.
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New EU Bookshop, new options for privileged users
Are you a privileged user of EU Bookshop? Are you a member of the Europe Direct network, a representation or a delegation? Do you use the bulk order facility? In June 2017 the “EU Bookshop” website will become part of the ‘EU Law and Publications’ portal. The new address is: As a privileged user, you will still be able to use bulk orders from the dedicated catalogues.
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Policy by policy
‘The EU and energy union and climate action’ – all you need to know in a short factsheet
Europeans need secure, sustainable and affordable energy. Our way of life is such that energy is vital for essential day-to-day services, without which we and our businesses cannot function. We need it for our lighting, heating, transport and industrial output. In addition to our basic needs we also need it for our washing machines, computers, televisions and all the other goods that we now use almost without thinking. However, making sure we have all the energy we need, at a price we can afford, both now and in the future, is not so easy.
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‘Spotlight on the European Solidarity Corps’ – all you need to know in a short factsheet
Young people across the EU should have the opportunity to volunteer or work for a good cause, said Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during his State of the Union address in September 2016. This would allow them to express their solidarity, develop skills and gain experience. Registration for the Corps opened on 7 December 2016.
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‘The EU and jobs, growth and investment’ – all you need to know in a short factsheet
The second title in a new series of short, easy-to-read factsheets on the 10 Commission priorities was published in autumn 2016. The factsheets are specifically designed to be useful for Representations and Europe Direct Information Centres as hand-outs for the general public. They are limited to four pages and are available in all 24 official languages.
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‘The EU and the refugee crisis’ – all you need to know in a short factsheet
This is part of a new series of short, easy-to-read factsheets on the 10 Commission priorities. It sets out in simple terms what the refugee crisis is, its implications, and what the EU is doing to tackle the problem. These factsheets are specifically designed to be useful for Representations and Europe Direct Information Centres as hand-outs for the general public. The factsheets will be limited to 4 pages and will be available in all 24 official languages.
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‘EU explained’ series of booklets
What are the aims and the results of major EU policies? The ‘EU explained’ series of booklets presents all existing EU policies to the general public. There are currently 32 titles available.
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The fundamentals – general information on the EU
White Paper on the Future of Europe
The White Paper looks at how Europe will change in the next decade, from the impact of new technologies on society and jobs, to questions about globalisation, security and the rise of populism. It spells out the choice faced by Europe: being swept along by these trends, or embracing them and seizing the new opportunities they bring.
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The EU in 2016: General Report and Highlights
Do you want to know what the EU achieved in 2016? What progress it made in delivering on its priorities? The measures it took to boost jobs, growth and investment? The ambition behind the newly-launched European Solidarity Corps? The good progress made on migration? The new trade partnership agreed with Canada? And how EU citizens benefited from the Union? You can find the answers to all these questions and more in ‘The EU in 2016’.
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Wallchart featuring a map of Europe
This is a new edition of our popular poster featuring a map of Europe and some basic facts about each EU country. The colourful flags make it an attractive product to display in public places, waiting rooms, schools, and so on. It is in A1 landscape format (84 cm wide and 59 cm tall).
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How the European Union works
This basic publication on the EU institutions contains an overview of the decision-making process and a chapter about each institution.
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The EU in slides
“The EU in slides” is a selection of PowerPoint slides outlining the basics of what the European Union is, what it does, and how it works. The slides are a flexible aid for teachers and speakers giving presentations about the EU. They are fully editable – anyone can re-use the illustrations, graphs, or templates. The slides cover many of the benefits of the EU, as well as the more traditional subjects of EU history, treaties and institutions.
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The full text of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on a poster
This poster contains the complete text of all 54 articles of the Charter. It can be displayed in meeting rooms, classrooms, libraries, offices, at home, etc.
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Promoting the ‘Europe Direct Information Centres’
This practical flyer indicates the phone number, the website, and the e-mail address for contacting Europe Direct. It can easily be adapted to add the contact details of a local Europe Direct Information Centre.
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You can set the agenda: Guide to the European Citizens’ Initiative
Making the European Union more democratic and transparent is one of the priorities of the Juncker Commission. It is against this background that the European Citizens’ Initiative is particularly important since it gives citizens the opportunity to express their concerns in a very concrete way and to influence the European political and legislative agenda.
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Have fun and learn: the EU for young citizens
‘Let’s explore Europe!’ – educational booklet for 9-12 year olds
A booklet aimed at younger schoolchildren tells the story of Europe simply and clearly. It covers subjects ranging from nature and geography, to history and the EU more generally.
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‘Europa. A journal for young people’ – educational booklet about the EU for 13-18 year olds
This brochure for young people explains what the EU is and what it does, answering questions such as “who runs Europe?” and “what impact does the European Union have on daily lives?”
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Europe in a nutshell
This PowerPoint presentation provides a simple overview of the EU. It is available on Teachers’ Corner in 23 languages.
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Kids’ Corner
Educational games and information for young people on European subjects – that it what you can find on the Kids’ Corner website. You can train your memory with European flags, explore countries, discover famous Europeans, fly spaceships while you learn history, and much more…
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Teachers’ Corner
Looking for teaching resources about the European Union? Or wanting to give a pointer to teachers who come to you? Teachers’ Corner contains all kinds of material for different age groups.
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The historical dimension
The European Story: 60 years of shared progress
The foundations for the Europe we all know today were laid on 26 March 1957 in Rome. The heads of state and government of the European Community signed what is today known as “The Treaties of Rome”. This 32 page brochure showcases six decades of shared progress under 10 main themes: peace, democracy, freedom, prosperity, discovery, equality, well-being, sustainability, influence and diversity.
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The founding fathers and other stories from the past
What do you know about the people who worked to create the kind of Europe we live in today: a Europe that has known continuous peace for over 70 years? We call them the ‘Founding Fathers’ of the EU.
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Publications from our partners
60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaties: The Berlin Representation finds 60 good reasons in favour of the European Union
There are undoubtedly many good reasons for the continued existence of the European Union, but on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission Representation in Germany limited itself to just 60 of them.
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