EP instruments, sources, and resources

The European Parliament, on the basis of the principle of transparency, provides citizens with access to a wide range of materials, documents, infographics, legal resources, studies, videos, and more to document and disseminate its work

9. Other useful websites

ESPAS is a unique inter-institutional project, aimed at intensifying the EU's efforts in the crucial sector of prospective studies.

ORBIS- repository of foresight studies. It presents itself as the world's largest library of prospective studies. 

URBIS - repository of implementation studies. It gathers all materials from national Parliaments, regions, cities, and social actors. It is connected with the Commission's Work Programme.

Fact Sheets on the European Union

The Fact Sheets are a concise, yet exhaustive source of information that provides an overview of European integration and the EP's contribution to such process. They are regularly updated and can be consulted both in the Think Tank and Fact Sheets websites

EU Bookshop

All EU publications are available on the EU Bookshop: the online bookshop, library, and archive of EU institutions.

VoteWatch Europe 

This is an independent organisation that registers the votes of MEPs. It is not linked to the EP or other EU institutions, local or national governments, political parties, agencies, bodies linked to the business world or other sectors. It provides quick access to data and offers analysis of voting and other EP and EU Council activities.

EU Open Data Portal

The portal features a catalogue that allows you to access data of EU institutions and bodies. 


This service by the European Commission measures and analyses the tendencies of public opinion in all Member States and candidate countries.

In the Special Eurobarometer section you can find the latest EU research (2015) on discrimination.