EDC stands for European Documentation Centre. Umeå University’s EDC is one of eleven EDCs in Sweden (400 in total in EU Member States). The Centre's mission is to promote and develop studies in the area of European integration, and to make information about the EU and its policies available to the public. The activities are conducted under the management of Umeå University Library and all EDC material is searchable in the Library search tool. As an EDC library, we receive the most important publications issued by the EU institutions. Each EDC also has free access to most of the EU's own databases.