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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News February 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 Details of language courses now available French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish plus Croat, Polish, Russian and Turkish

4 Thursday 8 March 2012 European Film Night Wednesday 9 May 2012 Europe Day Quiz Forthcoming events at Cardiff EDC Further details

5 Forthcoming talks and events in Cardiff with a European theme

6 Contact: Ian Stafford

7 Contact: Ian Stafford

8 Website:

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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… Guimarães (Portugal) and Maribor (Slovenia) European Capitals of Culture 2012

12 In the News… Denmark holds the EU Presidency for the period January – June 2012 Website:

13 In the News… 7 February 2012 Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011 launched

14 In the News… 8 February 2012 European Commission presents A simplification agenda for the MFF designed to simplify the rules governing EU funding for Small and Medium Enterprises, towns and regions, students, scientists and others

15 In the News… 16 February 2012 The future of pensions in Europe – launch of White Paper

16 In the News… 16 February st Urban Forum, Brussels… To develop a direct dialogue between European cities and the European Commission

17 In the News… 23 February 2012 Interim Economic Forecast for the EU and Member States issued

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

19 112 is the common telephone number to ring in ALL EU Member States to get through to the Emergency Services

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

21 Click on images to download reports

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

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

26 Sign up to receive information at:

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

28 A new electronic one-stop-shop for access to justice information throughout the EU https://e-justice.europa.eu/

29 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.

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31 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

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

33 Welcome to the Youtube space of the European Union

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35 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

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

37 EU Citizenship resources available… Further information

38 European Citizens Initiative Launching 1 April 2012 Further information:

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

40 Elections in Europe February 2012 Finland Presidential Election 5 February 2012 [2 nd Round]

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