The European Database comprises a collective catalogue of the Portuguese European Documentation Centres (EDCs) –  including the European Information Organisms (EIOs) in general, and other EU services and content producers.  This online database is updated daily, and guarantees access to content (text, sound and image) in an effective way.

The catalogue includes a search engine (MetaLib) and a repository (DigiTool).

The search engine is a mechanism for locating community documentation that is dispersed amongst various public and private entities.

The repository provides direct access to content (text, sound and image) on important European issues.