The Office for Official Publications of the European Communities (Publications Office) is the publishing house of the European Union.
The Official Journal of the European Union is published daily in 22 languages (23 when Irish is required), a unique phenomenon in the publishing world.
The Publications Office also publishes a range of other titles on paper as well as electronically, on the activities and policies of the European Union.
The EU Publications website is your single access point to publications from the European Union institutions, agencies and other bodies, published since 1952.
In EU Publications you may download publications in PDF format free of charge.
The Publications Office also offers a number of online services giving free access to information on:
EU Law (EUR-Lex),
EU public procurement (TED),
EU research and development (CORDIS).
Some EU publications are also available directly through the European Public Space in Nicosia.
Here are the direct links to some selected publications:
How the European Union works - Your guide to the EU institutions
This publication is a guide on how the European Union (EU) works. ‘How the EU works’ means how decisions are taken at EU level and who takes those decisions. At the heart of this decision-making process are the EU institutions — such as the Parliament, the Council and the European Commission — which you may have heard of, and there are others. To show how the EU works, this publication first explains how EU legislation is made. It then gives further insight into each of the EU institutions, as well as the agencies and bodies supporting them. This publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are.
Europe - What’s it all about?
‘Europe is somewhere else.' This provocative statement opens the first chapter of this brochure. It is, of course, not true. Being right at the heart of Europe, we naturally have many questions about what ‘Europe' means and what it does. For example, who governs Europe? What does the European Union mean for our everyday lives? Where is this continent heading in a globalised world? What is the future for Europe? All of these questions and more are broached here. The brochure is aimed at students aged between 13 and 18, and offers them the chance to read, learn and discuss the topics interactively. The brochure is accompanied by a teachers' guide.
Travelling in Europe 2016-2017
Europe: a continent with thousands of years of history, a rich cultural heritage and some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. So much for the traveller to discover and explore and all made much easier thanks to the European Union (EU). You can cross many borders within the EU without being checked and the euro makes it easier to shop around for bargains. You have easy access to healthcare should you need it and your dog or cat can travel with you. If you drive, your driving licence and motor insurance policy issued in one EU country are valid in all the others. And using your mobile phone abroad is getting much cheaper. For more information, helpful tips and a map of Europe, see inside
Horizon 2020 - Societal challenge 5 'climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials' : advisory group recommendations : programming period 2018 – 2020
Societal Challenge 5 of the European Commission‘s Horizon 2020 programme seeks to achieve "a resource- and water-efficient and climate change resilient economy and society, protection and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems and a sustainable supply and use of raw materials, in order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of the planet's natural resources and ecosystems". In accordance with the mandate from Horizon 2020, the recommendations for and actions under this challenge should help draw a clear pathway towards concrete actions, transform society, and drive innovation as part of a broader knowledge development and innovation chain