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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News November 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 Cardiff EDC is on Facebook

4 Thursday 1 November 2012 ERASMUS Welcome Reception Cardiff EDC Event A full report on this event can be seen at

5 Forthcoming event Thursday 6 December 6:00pm What Europe means to me Twelve young Europeans speak from the head and the heart about what Europe means to them in 2012 Organised jointly by the Cardiff EDC and the CELAG Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University Moderator: Dr Jo Hunt, Cardiff Law School Buffet provided Free entry but booking essential:

6 Cardiff EDC Internship Programme Join us as a part time or full time intern at the Cardiff EDC for the academic year Part time interns work with us for three hours a week and also participate in Cardiff EDC events Enjoyable and Instructive Further information: or

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

9 Cyprus holds the EU Presidency for the period July-December 2012

10 Forthcoming talks and events in Cardiff with a European theme

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12 Details of 2012 language courses now available French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish plus Croat, Polish, Russian and Turkish

13 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

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

15 Click on image to download report

16 Click on image for full details New publications received by the EDC

17 Click on image for full details New publications received by the EDC

18 In the News… Wednesday 7 November 2012 European Economic Forecast The Commission publishes its autumn economic forecast for for Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, employment and public finances, amongst other indicators, for all 27 European Union countries, plus the EU and euro area aggregates.

19 In the News… Thursday 8 November 2012 European Commission adopts CARS 2020: Action plan for a competitive and sustainable automotive industry in Europe

20 In the News… Wednesday 15 November 2012 Communication on the Internal Energy Market The Commission presents a Communication on the Internal Energy Market to take stock of progress made towards the completion of the internal energy market by 2014, identify the main challenges ahead and propose actions to improve the effective application of the third energy package.

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

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

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 2013 is now freely available to libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details

26 Information for citizens …

27 European Citizens Initiative Launched 1 April 2012

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

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

30 CITZALIA A virtual role-playing game and social networking forum to boost citizens' understanding of how the EU works Two new educational games from the European Central Bank

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33 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

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

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

37 Elections in Europe November 2012 San Marino Legislative Election 11 November Catalonia Legislative Election 25 November 2012

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