The EU i is an information center which the European Commission has established in about 500 universities or research institutions around the world since 1963 (together with 100 Depositary Libraries), providing publications and documents on the EU to support education and research regarding the integration of Europe. Most of the EU i centers are located in Europe, while in Japan 18 have been established in universities, together with the EU Depositary Library established in the National Diet Library.
The EU i at Doshisha opened in 1976, making it the third to be established in Japan.
The center provides official publications of the European Union, such as the Official Journal, Treaties, annual report, Bulletin of the EU, etc. sent from the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities in Luxembourg. It is open to the general public, as well as to students, faculty and researchers, as the EU i seeks to promote an understanding of the EU across the broader community.
Japan and the EU have organized an event, Friendship Week, each year since 2001 to promote mutual understanding of the societies and cultures of Japan and EU countries.
The EU i at Doshisha University provides a user guide which outlines the EU publications, as well as guidance on how to search for information.
Doshisha University European Information Center User's Guide ［PDF 1.7MB］