Forschung & Innovation
The CVCE.eu ePublications on European integration
The CVCE.eu research infrastructure is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the European integration process in a broad sense, from the pioneering plans of the 20th century to the latest developments. This includes the various intergovernmental cooperation and integration initiatives — mainly political, economic and security-based — launched after the Second World War. Against this backdrop, specific attention is paid to the study of the origins and evolution of the European Union. The University of Luxembourg is thus contributing to the creation of an enriched understanding of European integration and its past, present and future dimensions.
The ePublications are the main component of the digital ecosystem that connects creators, publications, sources and users. They all are part of a major concerted effort by the University of Luxembourg to produce and transfer knowledge in an interconnected way. It is work in progress with the particular objective to integrate advanced digital concepts and methods for knowledge creation and scholarly publication.
The ePublications are organised according to the following categories, which vary in terms of their nature, composition, aim and target audience:
- Thematic ePublications (which form the ‘European integration studies’ collection)
- eInterviews (which form the ‘Oral history of European integration’ collection)
- ePapers – under construction
- Teaching and lifelong learning eModules – under construction
- Reference databases – under construction
A common ePublication methodology
The development of the ePublications is based on a series of activities and processes resulting from a combination of traditional and innovative methods and the application of wide-ranging expertise. In accordance with the scholarly information cycle, the process of building an ePublication involves a series of activities that are steered and managed by researchers in European Integration Studies in close cooperation with experts in the digital humanities, the multimedia production, translation, IPR & legal affairs and the communication. A variety of external collaborations, with research and teaching communities as well as with providers and holders of source material, complete this process.
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