The Commission of the European Communities established in 1983 one of its European Documentation Centres (EDC) at the Chair of European Community Law at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Milan.
The Centre is part of the information network coordinated by the Libraries and Documentation Centres Unit under the Directorate-General for Communication of the European Commission, and aims to:
- promoting and consolidating teaching and research in the field of European integration;
- Make information about the European Union and its policies accessible to the public, including non-university students;
- participate in the debate on the Union, possibly by establishing contacts with other European information centres and networks.
It regularly receives all the publications sent by the European Union. From 1999 to 2016 Prof. Michele Tamburini was the Scientific Director of the Center, from 2016 to 2019 Prof. Ruggiero Cafari Panico and, since 2019, the Center has passed under the scientific direction of Prof. Alessandra Lang.
Since autumn 2003 the Centre has reopened to the public, hosted at the Library of Political Sciences, in via Conservatorio 7 (3rd floor).