Identity - Objective
Panteion University’s European Documentation Centre
(EDC) is part of the network of approximately 400 European
Documentation Centres, 9 of which are located in Greece, tasked with
the particular goal of facilitating the public’s access to information
regarding the European Union and its policies; EDC assists Panteion
University, including other Universities in Athens, in their
educational and research work.
The Centre is one of the “specialised” EDCs, which, as
opposed to “general” EDCs, accepts selective documentation. This choice
was made at the time the first contract to establish the EDC was
signed, in line with the interests of the University. It includes
documentation on EU institutions (structure, operation, activities,
reforms in progress), EU Law, EU policies, particularly those
concerning the single European market, the EMU, employment and social
policy, common trade policy and EU external relations.
In addition to the aforementioned material about the
EU, EDC is the only Documentation Centre in Greece that receives
publications by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and has, since
2001, been receiving publications by the Council of Europe.
The following events were held under EDC’s activities:
- European Information Cycle (series of lectures,
- Cycle of Day Conferences on the 20 years from
Greece’s integration in the European Community.
- Cycle of Seminars on Community documentation and
access to European databases.
Backed by the Department of International and European
Relation and in the framework of a broader effort to familiarise
interested parties with the policies of the EU, EDC organised a series
of seminars on accessibility to and search within European databases.
- Seminars on Community terminology in English.
The aim of the seminars was to provide post-graduates
students specialising in “European Administration and Politics” and
“International Law and Diplomatic Studies” of the M.A. programme with
scientific information about the use and translation of Community terms
In 2003, EDC launched a new publishing activity, the
series entitled “Documentation Texts” under the directorship of
Prof. C. Stephanou.
- Κ. Stephanou – Ν. Lymouris (redaction): European
Institutions, Volume Ι: Applicable Community Laws, Volume ΙΙ: The Draft
European Constitution, Ant. N. Sakkoulas editions, 2003
- N. Lymouris, (introd./redaction), The European
Union’s Chart of Fundamental Rights, preface by Prof. St. Perrakis,
Ant. N. Sakkoulas editions, 2003.
- N. Lymouris, (introd./redaction), EU Member States’
Compliance with ECJ decisions: The “Case of Kouroupitos”, preface by
Prof. H. Tagara, Ant. N. Sakkoulas editions, 2003.
- Christodoulou-Varotsi (introd./redaction), The
Normative Framework of Sea Transport in the European Community: Law and
Case-Law Texts (including references to the alignment of the Greek law
and order), Ant. N. Sakkoulas editions, 2005.
EDC Organisational Structure
Academic Head: Prof. C. Stephanou
(occupant of the 1st European Jean Monnet Chair).
Head of Organisation and Operations:
Nikolaos Lymouris, PhD.
EDC staff is assisted in its work by first-year
post-graduate students specialising in European Law and Politics.
EDC Contact Details
Panteion University, 136, Sygrou Avenue, Athens 176 71
Room 314 (M. Stasinopoulou Wing)
T: +30 210 922-0031 / 210 920-1601 /210 920-1602
F: +30 210 921-3140