EU Information Centre
On May 24, 2013 Rector of Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University, Roman Hrynyuk, and the Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine (2012-2016), Jan Tombinski, signed an agreement to establish EU Information Centre at the University. It became the 14th similar center in Ukraine and one of more than 600 in the whole world.
The first European Documentation Centres were founded in 1963, nowadays there are more than 600 Centres around the world, and they are mostly open at the universities, national libraries and research centres. The main goal of the EU Information Centres activity is dissemination of information about the EU and its policy, granting the assistance to universities and research centres in students’ studies and research works concerning European integration, and also promoting students’ participation in debates on European issues.
Currently there are 23 EU Information Centres functioning in Ukraine. The EU Information Centres are located in higher education institutions of 20 Ukrainian cities, in particular: Dnipropetrovs’k, Kyiv, Lutsk, Sevastopol, Simferopol, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Kherson, Chernivtsi, Odesa, Donetsk, Bila Tserkva, Vinnitsa, Mariupol, Ostroh, Ivano-Frankivsk, Mykolayiv, Lviv, Uzhorod and Chernihiv. The EU Information Centres have a broad variety of publications and official materials of the EU institutions, as well as EU bulletins, journals and other information related to the EU functioning, life and social standards in the EU, educational programmes in the EU Member States, EU-Ukraine relations etc.
In addition, informational events on the basis of the EU Information Centre for students and teachers, concerning hot topics related to the activities of the European Union, developments in the EU-Ukraine relations, presentations of educational opportunities for
Ukrainian students and scholars, are regularly initiated and conducted. Visitors have free public access to all materials of the EU Information Centres. Representatives of the EU InfoCentre will provide all necessary assistance for finding relevant materials and information.
Documents and publications on EU activities:
- Statistical Pocketbooks;
- Basic figures on the EU;
- Key publications of the EU Autumn 2017;
- Issues of Social Agenda magazines;
- EU Energy in Figures;
- Educational opportunities and many other useful information.
- Information days for students, faculty and staff on opportunities for international academic mobility and project activities within EU programs (Erasmus +, Horizon 2020, etc.);
- European Cinema Festivals;
- EU Career Day and others.