SOLVIT helps European citizens and enterprises when the public administration of another member state infringes European laws or when discriminatory laws, decisions or administrative obligations obstacle those who wish to live, work or start a new activity in another EU country. In this sense, SOLVIT works as an intermediary between European citizens/enterprises and the public administration, trying to foster a shared solution.
For further information: ec.europa.eu/solvit/
EU Bookshop is an online bookshop, a library and a publications' archive which was set up in 1952. It collects 100.000 titles and 190.000 corresponding electronic versions (in PDF, e-book, CD ROM, DVD and other formats) in more than 50 languages, included the 24 official languages of the EU.
The vast majority of titles on EU Bookshop are authored by EU institutions, and, in particular, by the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, EU agencies and other bodies.
In some cases, some books can be acquired at a preferential price. Pdf and e-book, instead, can always be acquired for free.
For more information: https://op.europa.eu/en/web/general-publications/publications
The central information service "Europe Direct" provides an answer to several frequent questions such as: "How do I obtain a residence permit in another European country?" of "For which kind of contributions can my organisation apply?". You can contact Europe Direct with a phone call or with an e-mail, or using the web chat service (in English, German and French), which will help you to find specific information on the website of the European Union. Moreover, Europe Direct has several local information services in each country of the EU.
For more information: europa.eu/europedirect/index_en.htm
European Voluntary Service
Are you looking for a not expansive way to spend some time abroad? Do you wish to discover the world from a completely new perspective? In this case, the European Voluntary Service (EVS) may be exactly what you were looking for. The European Voluntary Service allows young people to spend a period abroad, in an EU or non-EU country, engaging themselves in full-time volunteering activities. It is a great opportunity to know new people and to make an important experience for the future.
If you are interested in this initiative, you can find more information at the page:
Internships at European Institutions
The EU offers several opportunities to those who wish to do a traineeship in its institutions. This allows linguists, students and graduates to work in the different seats of the European Union, in Brussels, Luxembourg, in the several countries of the EU and also in the rest of the world. Traineeships usually do not last more than 12 months and allow participants to get an insight into the activity of the institutions.
If you are interest to attend a traineeship in one of the EU institution, you can have more information by looking at the following websites:
Internships at the EU
Erasmus+ puts together the previous programs for sport, lifelong learning, youth and the programs of international cooperation dedicated to students.
Projects financed through Erasmus+ are divided essentially into three sectors, i.e. school education, higher education and adult training. The main aim of the new program is to promote mobility for educational purposes or to foster transnational cooperation. Particular emphasis is placed on the exchange of validated best practices in the sectors of education and youth.
For more information: erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu
If you are looking for information on your rights as a citizen of the European Union, visit the portal "Your Europe". Here you will find help and advice on the following topics: travels, work and retirement, education and youth, health, family, vehicles, residence formalities and consumers.
For more information: europa.eu/youreurope/citizens
Are you looking for teaching resources on the European Union? Teachers' corner may be what you were looking for. This platform contains a lot of updated material, selected by experts of all of Europe and dedicated to students of all ages (up to 9 years, from 9 to 12 years, from 12 years to 15 years, with more than 15 years).
At the address europa.eu/teachers-corner/index_en.htm you will find the material for your lesson and other information on how the website works.
European youth portal
This portal provides European young people with several information and opportunities. On the one side, the portal provides information on the topics of volunteering, work and education. On the other side, the portal allows young people to be always updated on the specific initiatives dedicated to them in the different member states.
For more information: europa.eu/youth/EU_en
Have your say
Do you wish to participate actively to the elaboration of European policies? There are several ways by which you can provide your contribution, such as the European Citizens' Initiative, public consultations, dialogues with citizens, petitions to the European Parliament, the possibility to receive notifications on the new public consultations (by subscribing to the EU transparency register)
For further information: europa.eu/eu-law/have-your-say
The EU budget
If you want to discover how much does your country receive form the EU and how these resources are spent, you have come to the right place. You can choose a member state and have immediately a clear picture of the sectors which are sustained the most by the EU. Moreover, this portal allows to know the amount by which each member state contributes to the budget of the European Union.
To watch the infographic: https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/eu-budget/long-term-eu-budget_en
Eurobarometer & Eurostat
This survey was introduced in 1973 and takes place twice a year. It contributes to the evaluation of the activity of the Commission in the health, culture, environment and enlargement sectors. The website allows also to have access to all Eurobarometer surveys which have been conducted since the introduction of this service.
Eurostat, instead, is the platform which provides access to the official statistics of the European Union. It is extremely useful to make a comparison between the performances of the different member states.
If you are interested to consult the results of the last Eurobarometer survey or the surveys of the previous years, visit the page: europa.eu/eurobarometer/screen/home
If you are looking for Eurostat statistics, click on the following link: ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/main/home
European consumer centre - Bolzano Office
The European Consumer Centre (ECC) - Bolzano Office helps all those consumers who had a problem in another country of the European Union. More precisely, the ECC Bolzano gives you advice in the following sectors: travels and holidays, car import, e-commerce, consumer rights and marriage agencies. The service is completely free of charge. Moreover, you can also forward your complaint to the ECC by filling an online form.
The following links will allow you to contact both the Office of Bolzano and the Network of the European Consumer Centres (ECC-Net):
www.euroconsumatori.org (CEC Italia – Bolzano Office)