Documentation Centre

Are you interested in European affairs? Even if we know you have less time to spend reading a book, you would certainly enjoy paying a visit to the Documentation Centre of the European Institute of Romania. You will be able to browse through more than 2,500 titles, many of which were published in English, French, Spanish, German or Italian. You can also find Romanian authors, experts in European integration-related fields.
 
If you plan to be a visitor in our reading room or consider home as a place for learning, the EIR’s Documentation Centre facilitates free access to all of its collections. You may borrow books from the Centre free of charge, and you may choose up to three volumes, to be returned in two-week time. 
 
Once you join our small European world, you will discover that it is easy to find publications on matters of interest to you. The library covers five separate fields of interest: 1) Economic and Monetary Union, Internal Market, General Policies, Institutional Affairs, Law, 2) Political Sciences, 3) International Relations, 4) Economics and 5) Dictionaries. 
 
Here are just a few examples from the Economic and Monetary Union field, aimed at developing possible scenarios for the European currency survival and at revealing the perils the Eurozone faces: “EMU and Economic Policy in Europe – The Challenge of the Early Years”, published by Marco Buti and André Sapir, “The Euro: The First Decade” authored by Marco Buti, Servaas Deroose, Vítor Gaspar and João Noguiera Martins, and “Financial and Monetary Integration in the New Europe – Convergence between the EU and Central and Eastern Europe” by David G. Dickinson. 
 
The Institutional Affairs field includes several copies of “Policy-Making in the European Union”, 7th edition, coordinated by Helen Wallace, Mark A. Pollack and Alasdair R. Young, a reference book for every expert or expertto-be in the European affairs field, and also “European Union Politics 5th edition”, published by Michelle Cini and Nieves Pérez-Solόrzano Borragán. 
 
The General Policies section welcomes readers with “The Politics of European Integration” written by Andrew Glencross, “United or Against by Euroscepticism?”, edited by Alina Bârgăoanu, Loredana Radu and Diego Varela and with “The New Europe - European Model and Identity”, written by Iordan Gheorghe Bărbulescu. 
The Economics field gathers a considerable number of books and dictionaries, many written in English: “Europe in Crisis – Problems, Challenges and Alternative Perspectives”, edited by Aristidis Bitzenis and Nikolaos Karagiannis, “The Price of Inequality – How Today’s divided Society Endangers our Future”, written by Joseph E. Stiglitz and “The challenges of the future – main trends that will configure the world in the next 5, 10, 20 years" authored by James Canton.
 
International Relations and Political Sciences sections include numerous reference titles, among which one can mention “În umbra Europei – Două războaie reci și trei decenii de călătorie prin România și dincolo de ea” (In Europe’s shadow – two cold wars and three decades of travelling in Romania and beyond) , written by Robert D. Kaplan, a travel book that the author wrote trying to understand the destiny of a country and to fulfil his own vocation, “The Future of #Diplomacy” by Philip Seib, “Cyber War – The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It” authored by Richard A. Clarke and Robert K., “Divided Nations – Why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it”, written by Ian Goldin and “Bruxelles european. Context românesc” (European Brussels. Romanian context), authored by Dan Luca. 
 
Alongside reference books, international periodicals such as Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs or The Economist can also be found on the bookshelves of the Documentation Centre.
 
Last, but not least, we also mention the European Institute of Romania’s publications. The Strategy and Policy Studies (SPOS) series include studies centred upon fundamenting the Romanian strategies and policies, post EU accession. The Romanian Journal of European Affairs (RJEA), a scientific publication focuses on topics such as European institutions, mechanisms and policies, migration, security, EU as a global actor, Romania’s role in an enlarged European Union, enjoys a widespread national and international audience. The journal is indexed in international scientific databases, such as EBSCO, SCOPUS, ProQuest and recently (June 2017) it was indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index - ESCI (within Clarivate Analytics – former Thomson Reuters). In addition, in order to celebrate 10 years since Romania joined the EU, the European Institute of Romania has elaborated a synthesis of the main benefits of Romania’s integration in the EU. The “Romania - 10 years in the European Union” Report presents a short history of Romania’s road to accession, the current regional context and the evolution of Romanian citizens’ perception as part of the EU, the main sectorial benefits, along with a few general considerations on the future of the European construction.

Hoping that you will find all the above-presented of interest, the Documentation Centre is eagerly waiting for your visit. And don’t forget: „Books allow us to get into their souls and open us a way towards our inner secrets.” (William Hazlitt)

The Documentation Centre team
Livia Mirescu and Georgiana Chivescu