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Welcome. Croeso. Benvenuto. Cardiff EDC News February 2011. 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.

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Cardiff EDC News

February 2011


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


Details of 2010-11 language courses now available

French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish

plus Croat, Greek, Polish, Russian and Turkish


European Governance, Identity & Public Policy Research Unit

2 February 2011 17:30

EUROS Building, 65 Park Place, Cardiff – Room 2.18

Public Lecture

Politics, Power and the Financial Crisis

By Professor Michael MoranProfessor of Government, University of Manchester

Further information:

Jenny Hulin

Email: [email protected]


Tuesday 8 February2011

Wales, Europe and the World

Cardiff City Hall

10:00 – 14:15

A free one day fair, exhibition, information sessions and workshops aimed at 14-19 year olds, featuring music, dance, careers, language tasters and useful information about studying and working abroad. Volunteering will be the European theme for 2010. Pre-booking essential.


in the news turku finland and tallinn estonia european capitals of culture 2011
In the News…

Turku (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia)

European Capitals of Culture 2011

In the News…

Hungary holds the EU Presidency for the period January – June 2011



In the News…

1 February 2011

Innovation Union Scoreboard 2010

Based on the previous European Innovation Scoreboard, this new tool is meant to help monitor the implementation of the Innovation Union by providing a comparative assessment of the innovation performance of the EU27 Member States and the relative strengths and weaknesses of their research and innovation systems

in the news 8 february 2011 safer internet day the internet is more than a game it s your life
In the News…

8 February 2011

Safer Internet Day

The Internet is more than a game, it\'s your life


In the News…

8 February 2011

High level conference:

Single Market: time to act!

The discussions at the conference will focus on the importance of the Single Market for citizens, for strong and sustainable growth and on why concerted action is needed to reach these goals. They will complement the ongoing Europe-wide debate, which will inform the Commission\'s definitive action plan for the re-launch of the Single Market in Spring 2011


In the News…

9 February 2011

Green Paper on revamping EU research and innovation funding to better meet Europe\'s main challenges

The Green Paper set out ways of enhancing the coherence and effectiveness of EU research and innovation funding, in order to maximise its contribution to post-crisis recovery, address major societal challenges, raise the competitiveness of EU industries, especially in emerging sectors, and make Europe a global powerhouse of cutting-edge research

in the news 15 16 february 2011
In the News…

15- 16 February 2011

Travelling around Europe?Find out your rights…

Rail – Air – People with reduced mobility…

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


Looking for information on these subjects

or anything else connected with Europe?

Please ask EDC staff

or use


April 2008 – March 2011

is now freely available to libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales

Please ask for details


Sign up to receive information at:

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


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.


Look out for the launch of…


a new virtual role-playing game and social networking forum to boost citizens\' understanding of how the EU works

find out what is happening give your opinions
Find out what is happening…

Give your opinions…

eu citizenship resources available
EU Citizenship resources available…

Further information

welsh members of the european parliament 2009 2014
Welsh Members of the European Parliament 2009-2014
  • Jill Evans
  • Kay Swinburne
  • Derek Vaughan
  • John Bufton

Click on image to connect to MEP’s website


Elections in Europe February 2011


Parliamentary Election

25 February 2011 (Snap)

Advance notice



3 March 2011

A referendum to determine the law-making powers of the National Assembly for Wales