Starting with the 1st issue of EU-28 Watch, the internet platform www.eu-28Watch.org provides the reader with new functions making it easier to access the reports. Laid out in four segments, the platform provides the reader with a comparative introduction, a list of responses sorted by country, a list of responses sorted by question and a timeline listing all major events in EU politics since 2004. All texts are available in HTML and PDF format. All prior issues of the EU-28 Watch and the Enlargement/Agenda 2000-Watch are available as well.
Since 2004, the EU-28 Watch has provided a rich and unique set of material compiling national debates on European policy. The key objective of the EU-28 Watch is to follow national debates concerning EU deepening and widening. Based on event-driven questionnaires, researchers from established research institutes write the country reports.
Additionally, each issue contains an introductory chapter, which gives an overview on the subjects dealt with and a chronology of the main events during the reporting period. The annotations in the country reports give easy access to important documents, commentaries, and literature published in the reporting countries.
Between 1998 and 2003, the predecessor of the EU-28 Watch, the Enlargement/Agenda 2000-Watch, monitored the accession and negotiation process, as well as the internal reform process known as Agenda 2000. Thus, the EU-28 Watch has been monitoring debates on EU-policy for 12 years and provides a unique source for diachronic analyses.
The EU-28 Watch No. 10 receives significant funding from the Otto Wolff-Foundation, Cologne, in the framework of the “Dialog Europa der Otto Wolff-Stiftung”, and financial support from the European Commission. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
Contact persons are Dr. Katrin Böttger and Julian Plottka with Christoph Kornes, Daniela Caterina, Gregory Kohler and Matthias Jäger belonging to the editorial staff. Institutes/authors are responsible for the content of their country reports.