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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News September 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, Polish, Russian and Turkish

4 Forthcoming talks and events in Cardiff with a European theme

5 The Cardiff EDC will be moving into the Guest Extension Building in October 2011 This will disrupt the programme of events that we traditionally hold in the autumn semester (ERASMUS Reception & European Film Evening) Please look out for when these events will be held


7 For further information contact: Anne James:

8 with guest speakers Prof Steven Greer and Clive Lewis QC Further information Naomi Blight The Extraterritorial Effect of the European Convention on Human Rights 26 October :30 – 7:30 pm Welsh Centre for International Affairs Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff

9 Website:



12 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

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

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

15 In the News… 7 September 2011 European Commission tables a proposal on external energy policy The Commission has adopted a Communication outlining a comprehensive strategy to promote EU's energy interests abroad and to improve coordination of the EU Member States in identifying and implementing external energy priorities.

16 In the News… 9 September 2011 European Commission launches Radicalisation Awareness Network The European Commission has launched the Radicalisation Awareness Network, an EU wide umbrella network of practitioners and local actors involved in countering violent radicalisation. The Network will enable members to share and discuss best practices in spotting and addressing radicalisation and recruitment leading to acts of terrorism.

17 In the News… 13 September 2011 Schengen governance: European Commission strengthens the area without internal borders

18 In the News… 15 September 2011 European Commission presents its Interim Economic Forecast european_economy/forecasts_en.htm

19 In the News… 20 September 2011 European Commission presents a strategy for the modernisation of higher education The European Commission will set out a strategy to boost the number of graduates, improve the quality of education and maximise the contribution that higher education institutions can make to help the economy emerge stronger from the crisis.

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


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

28 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.


30 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

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

32 Welcome to the Youtube space of the European Union


34 Find out what is happening… Give your opinions…

35 EU Citizenship resources available… Further information

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 September 2011 Denmark Parliamentary Election 15 September 2011 Portugal Parliamentary Election 17 September 2011


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