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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News April 2012

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 Follow Cardiff EDC on Facebook

4 Website:

5 In the News… European Capitals of Culture 2012 Guimarães (Portugal) and Maribor (Slovenia)

6 In the News… Denmark holds the EU Presidency for the period January-June 2012 Website:

7 Wednesday 18 April 2012 at 6.00pm Discussion on the French Presidential Election 2012 led by French student interns at the EDC Forthcoming events at Cardiff EDC Further details

8 Wednesday 9 May 2012 at 6.00pm Europe Day Quiz Forthcoming events at Cardiff EDC Further details

9 Forthcoming talks and events in Cardiff with a European theme

10 Contact: Jenny Hulin:

11 Contact: Ian Stafford Engaging with the New European Economic Governance Architecture – A Half-Day Conference Wednesday 2 May 2012 Venue: Pierhead Building, Cardiff Time: 14.00 – 17.00

12 Contact: Ian Stafford

13 Details of 2011-12 language courses now available French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish plus Croat, Polish, Russian and Turkish

14 Cardiff is named European Capital for Sport Cardiff has been successful in securing the prestigious title of European Capital of Sport 2014. 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

15 European Citizens Initiative Launched 1 April 2012 Further information:

16 In the News… Wednesday 4 April 2012 Proposal to facilitate cross-border motor vehicle registration The European Commission presents a legislative proposal to facilitate the registration of cars, vans, buses and trucks that were previously registered in another EU country

17 In the News… Monday 16 April 2012 Brussels EU Sustainable Energy for All Summit

18 In the News… Wednesday 18 April 2012 Towards a job-rich recovery The European Commission presents an employment package to identify opportunities that will help job creation (for example green jobs, white jobs, ICT sector) and set out how EU funds can be used to make long-term investments in human capital


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

21 112 is the common telephone number to ring in ALL EU Member States to get through to the Emergency Services

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

23 Click on images to download reports


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


27 April 2008 – March 2013 is now freely available to libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details

28 Sign up to receive information at:

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

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

31 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.


33 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

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

35 Welcome to the Youtube space of the European Union


37 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

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

39 EU Citizenship resources available… Further information

40 Welsh Members of the European Parliament 2009-2014 Jill Evans Kay Swinburne Derek Vaughan John Bufton Click on image to connect to MEPs website

41 Elections in Europe April 2012 France Presidential Election (First Round) 22 April 2012


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