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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News June / July 2011

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

3 Details of language courses now available French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish plus Croat, Greek, Polish, Russian and Turkish Jamie Pearce

4 Forthcoming talks and events in Cardiff with a European theme

5 With guest speakers Jane Davidson and Gwion Lewis Followed by an audience debate chaired by Andy Klom, Head of European Commission Office in Wales Further information Andrew Gill Environmental Decision Making in Wales and Europe 15 June pm Welsh Centre for International Affairs Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff

6 Further information Prof. Stijn Smismans Multi-level governance in the wider Europe: taking governance seriously Conference at the initiative of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law and Governance Centre for European Law and Governance Cardiff University 7 and 8 July 2011

7 Website:



10 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

11 In the News… Turku (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia) European Capitals of Culture 2011

12 In the News… Hungary held the EU Presidency for the period January – June 2011 Website:

13 In the News… Poland holds the EU Presidency for the period July – December 2011 Website:

14 In the News… 9-10 June 2011 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards celebrate excellence in cultural heritage conservation, ranging from the restoration of buildings and their adaptation to new uses, to urban and rural landscape rehabilitation, and care for art collections. The prize also highlights research and dedicated service to heritage conservation by individuals or organisations and education projects related to cultural heritage.

15 In the News… 16 June 2011 Annual report on quality of bathing water in European waters

16 In the News… 20 June 2011 EU Prize for contemporary architecture: Mies van der Rohe Award

17 In the News… 29 June 2011 European Commission presents its proposal for the post-2013 multiannual financial framework

18 In the News… 6 July 2011 Digital Agenda: New roaming proposal to benefit mobile phone users across Europe

19 In the News… 13 July 2011 European Commission proposes new, modern fisheries policy for the EU The European Commission presents its proposals for a new, simpler system for managing fisheries at EU level. The aim of the new policy is to restore fish stocks to healthy levels - to provide EU citizens with a stable, secure and healthy food supply for the long term. It should return the fishing sector to profit, end dependence on public subsidies, and create new opportunities for jobs and growth in coastal areas.

20 In the News… 13 July 2011 Green Paper on the online distribution of Audiovisual Works: Opportunities and challenges – towards a digital single market The European Commission launches a major consultation on how to avail of the opportunities offered by the online distribution of films, video-on-demand, TV programmes and other audiovisual works in order to move towards a digital single market in Europe

21 In the News… 19 July 2011 European Commission to boost innovation through research with the launch of Europes biggest ever call for research

22 Travelling around Europe? Find out your rights… Rail – Air – People with reduced mobility…

23 112 is the common telephone number to ring in ALL EU Member States to get through to the Emergency Services

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

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


27 April 2008 – March 2012 is now freely available to libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details

28 Sign up to receive information at:

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

30 New: The UK European Consumer Centre for Services provides general information on consumer laws and rights when buying a service in another EU member state, as well as contact details for organisations that could provide practical assistance in the case of a dispute.


32 Look out for the launch of… CITZALIA a new virtual role-playing game and social networking forum to boost citizens' understanding of how the EU works

33 Try out two new educational games from the European Central Bank CONOMIA + INFLATION ISLAND

34 Welcome to the Youtube space of the European Union


36 Find out what is happening… Give your opinions…

37 EU Citizenship resources available… Further information

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

39 Elections in Europe June 2011 Macedonia Parliamentary Election 5 June 2011 Portugal Parliamentary Election 5 June 2011 Turkey Parliamentary Election 12 June 2011


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