The European Documentation Centres network was established by the European Commission in universities and colleges where education on European integration is promoted. Its purpose is to grant access to the official documents of the European Union for those participating in university education and research.
The University of Debrecen started the European Studies Program in 1998, one of its objectives was to organize and harmonize the documentation activity. The European Documentation Centre was set up in 1999 supported by the Phare-program of the European Union with the collaboration of the University and National Library. Independently of any university training programs, but contributing to them it functions as a scientific reference and research library.
Since 2001 the Centre has a comprehensive collection interest, so it has one copy of every official documents published by the publishing company of the European Union (Eur-Op) in English and since May 2004 also in Hungarian.
The University and National Library makes great efforts to ensure that teachers and researchers dealing with the Euro-Atlantic integration and the students of the European Studies Program obtain a wider range of information at the European Documentation Centre. According to its financial opportunities the library acquires related literature published in Hungary.
Monographs, statistics, reports, books and almost 45 periodicals on the organizations, activities of the European Union are also part of the interlibrary loan system.
The collection is located in the Room no. K/103/3 of the Main Building. The collection's location code in the catalogue is D1/EU.
It provides users of the EDC with a free-of-charge access to the public databases of the European Union online or in the form of CD-ROMs. So the most important information resources and the Hungarian Europe Server (made by the Euro Info) are also available for the users.
Official e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: (52) 512-900 / 22081