Further information about the EU

EU Centre Taiwan (EUTW)

In order to promote EU research globally, encourage cooperation, and civil and academia exchange between the EU and third countries, the EU has since 1998 established European Union Centres in prestigious universities in developed countries and there are currently 27 centres worldwide. The EU established its first European Union Centres in the United States, later in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The first European Union Centre in Asia was established in Tokyo Japan in 2004. For now Australia, Japan and Korea each have three centres, whilst there is one respectively in New Zealand, Taiwan and Singapore. Despite variations in name, each Centre is formed by mandate of European Commission which not only acts as a platform for the exchanges and cooperation between academia and civil society of its own country, but also creates the linkage among these Centres to form global and regional networks for studying the EU.

EU Information Centres in Taiwan (EUi)

The EUi centres provide services for the academic public, governmental bodies and institutions, non-governmental organisations, enterprises and other interested groups. Their resources include more than 1 500 publications and more than 10 000 volumes published by the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament and other EU institutions and organisations. All publications are electronically processed to create a database searchable by various criteria. Each EUi also provides on-line and off-line services for all its users. A separate collection of EU legal documentation, statistical reference data and general information is also available. The EUi at TKU has been publishing an EUi Newsletter since April 2004 and has chalked up 24 issues. Each newsletter includes current developments in research on the EU, academic analysis of European integration, readers’ views on EU-related subjects, a list of new EU-related publications and an update on the latest EU activities.

EU Audio Visual Service

This is a EU related news and archive service providing indispensable information tailored for professionals in the media. The service supplies up to the minute audiovisual news coverage to the media around the world and deliver unique archive on the history of the EU.

The service offers video, photo and sound coverage of European news. It also provides assistance for journalists wishing to cover EU subjects. Get the sights and sounds of Europe directly onto your screen – via the Internet and via Europe by Satellite. All the materials are available in professional standards. European audiovisual material dating from the 1940s is also available.