Centro di Documentazione Europea
The European Documentation Centre (EDC) was established in 1993 following an agreement between the University of Florence and the European Commission. Its aim is to disseminate EU policies and issues towards the academic community, offering students and teaching staff an overview of the main sources of information about the EU.
The School of Political Sciences "Cesare Alfieri", selected as a recipient of all publications issued by the EU institutions, has hosted the EDC since its foundation. In 2009 the Centre became part of the Social Sciences Library.
The rich archive of EDC documents covers all areas of concern of the EU and it is constantly updated. It is possible to launch bibliographic searches through OneSearch. All print publications are located on 1st floor of the library.
All EDC materials are organized in 17 thematic sections according to the official EU Publications Office Scheme.
Other documents included in the EDC are COM and SEC documents; advices from the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee; the complete series of the Official Journal of the EU and the case-law of the European Court of Justice.