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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News March 2013

2 helping you find out about the European Union and the countries of Europe promoting debate about the EU and European issues encouraging you to ask questions, give your opinions and make suggestions to the EU


4 European Capitals of Culture 2013 Marseille (France) and Košice (Slovakia)

5 Ireland holds the EU Presidency for the period January-June 2013

6 Cardiff EDC is on Facebook

7 Cardiff EDC event Friday 1 March 2013 St Davids Day St David is the patron saint of Wales, and his contribution to Welsh history and culture is celebrated on St Davids Day, 1st March. Cardiff EDC marked the occasion with an exhibition, including advice on finding information about Wales and Europe and free Welsh language booklets supplied by the European Commissions Office in Wales.

8 Cardiff EDC event Thursday 18 April 6:00pm Wales and the European Union: Past, Present and Future Speaker: Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the Wales Governance Centre Response: David Hughes, Head of the European Commission Office in Wales Followed by an open discussion. Organised jointly by the Cardiff EDC and the CELAG Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University Free buffet, wine and soft drinks Booking essential:

9 Digwyddiad CDE Caerdydd Dydd Iau, 13 Ebrill 6:00 y nôs Cymru ar Undeb Ewropeaidd: Y gorffenol, presennol ar dyfodol Siaradwr: Richard Wyn Jones, cyfarwyddwr Canolfan Llywodraethiant Cymru, dilynwyd gan David Hughes, pennaeth y Swyddfa'r Comisiwn Ewropeaidd yng Nghymru Ar ôl y darlith bydd yna sgwrs agored [yn Saesneg] Lleoliad: CDE Caerdydd, Guest Building, Colum Drive, Caerdydd CF10 3EU Trefnwyd y ddigwyddiad ar y cyd gan CDE Caerdydd ar Canolfan Rhagoriaeth Jean Monnet (Canolfan y Gyfraith a Lywodraethiant Ewropeaidd) o Brifysgol Caerdydd Bwffe rhad ac ddim gyda gwin a ddiodydd meddal Bwcio:

10 Recently published reports on topics relating to Wales and Europe …

11 Click on image to download report

12 Click on image to download document Further information

13 Click on image to download article

14 Forthcoming talks and events in Cardiff with a European theme …


16 Details of language courses now available French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish plus Croatian, Russian andTurkish

17 Cardiff is named European Capital for Sport Cardiff has been successful in securing the prestigious title of European Capital of Sport The announcement was made by officials from the European Capitals of Sports Association (ACES) at an event held in Valencia this week. It was recognised that Cardiff has firmly established itself as a leading city for sport, offering state of the art stadiums and facilities including the Millennium Stadium, SWALEC Stadium and Cardiff International Sport Stadium. Leader of the Council, Cllr Rodney Berman said: "There is no denying the city already has a fantastic sporting pedigree. Ther e is no den ying the city alre ady has a fant astic spor ting pedi gree. Cardiff has been named European Capital of Sport 2014

18 In the News… Monday 4 March 2013 Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs Europe faces up to 900,000 unfilled ICT jobs and declining competitiveness. The number of digital jobs is growing – by 3% each year during the crisis – but the number of new ICT graduates and other skilled ICT workers is shrinking. The European Commission is issuing a call to action to companies, governments, educators, social partners, employment service providers and civil society to join in an effort to reverse this trend.

19 In the News… Thursday 7 March 2013 Green Paper on Plastic Waste The European Commission is publishing a Green Paper on plastic waste to launch a structured discussion about how to make plastic products more sustainable throughout their life cycle and reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment.

20 In the News… Wednesday 13 March 2013 Air passenger rights The European Commission presents a comprehensive package of measures to ensure that air passengers can actually obtain the rights to which they are entitled in cases of denied boarding, long delays, cancellation or mishandled baggage.

21 is the common telephone number to ring in ALL EU Member States to get through to the Emergency Services

22 Information for citizens …

23 European Citizens Initiative Launched 1 April 2012

24 A new electronic one-stop-shop for access to justice information throughout the EU

25 New website from the EU bringing together information for children about the EU



28 Fraternité2020 Their goal is to make European exchange programmes like Erasmus or the European Voluntary Service (EVS) more attractive in order to enable more European citizens to spend time in another country

29 Find out what is happening … Give your opinions and participate...


31 Welsh Members of the European Parliament Jill Evans Kay Swinburne Derek Vaughan John Bufton Click on image to connect to MEPs website

32 Elections in Europe March 2013 Malta Parliamentary Election 9 March 2013

33 Looking for information on these subjects or anything else connected with Europe? Please ask EDC staff or use


35 is freely available to all libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details


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