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Cardiff EDC News
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 andmake suggestions to the EU
9 May 2011
Europe Day Quiz
Monday 9 May 2011 @ 7:00pm
To mark Europe Day 2011 the European Documentation Centre is organising a light-hearted EURO-QUIZ to test your knowledge of all things European – current affairs, the people and countries of Europe, food and drink, history, sport and the arts (and a few questions about the European Union).
There is no cost to take part, and a buffet with wine and soft drinks will be provided. During the evening we will be taking a collection for charity.
Make up a team of up to four and sign up by contacting [email protected] by 4 May 2011
Details of 2010-11 language courses now available
French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish
plus Croat, Greek, Polish, Russian and Turkish
Turku (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia)
European Capitals of Culture 2011
Hungary holds the EU Presidency for the period January – June 2011
3 May 2011
European Commission adopts a new
4 May 2011
European Commission adopts aCommunication on Migration Report
The Commission presents its initiatives for a more structured, comprehensive, rapid-response approach from the EU to the migration challenges in the Mediterranean. The Commission initiatives cover various aspects of migration such as strengthened border control and Schengen governance, better targeted legal migration, enhanced dissemination of best practices on integration, completion of the Common European Asylum System, and a strategic approach for relations with third countries on migration. These initiatives come in addition to the urgent short-term measures already taken by the Commission to deal with the migration situation in the Mediterranean and migration pressures on frontline Member States.
7 May 2011
15-21 May 2011
European Youth Week 2011
EYW 2011 will see events in 33 countries as well as activities in Brussels and Antwerp.
Antwerp is the 2011 European Youth Capital and will host a debate on Youth on the Move between the European Commission, young people and youth experts.
The latest Eurobarometer results on youth in Europe will also be presented.
Outstanding European Voluntary Service projects granted by the Youth in Action programme will be awarded during a ceremony.
Rail – Air – People with reduced mobility…
or anything else connected with Europe?
Please ask EDC staff
is now freely available to libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales
Please ask for details
New: The UK European Consumer Centre for Servicesprovides general information on consumer laws and rightswhen 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.
a new virtual role-playing game and social networking forum to boost citizens\' understanding of how the EU works
Give your opinions…
Click on image to connect to MEP’s website
Referendum5 May 2011
[A referendum to adopt an alternative vote (AV) electoral system]
Referendum28 May 2011
[A referendum to make divorce legal. Malta is the only European country where divorce is illegal]
Parliamentary Election22 May 2011