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Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union 01.07.-31.12.2011
Dynamism, positive energy and solidarity are features symbolized by the logo. It depicts Poland as a modern and young-spirited country, initiating positive changes in Europe.
The Presidency logo was created by Janiszewski, author of the now world- famous "Solidarity" logo, which became a historical symbol of Polish struggle for freedom and democratic changes in the region.
Priorities The Presidency in numbers
184 days 1,200 trained experts Over 30,000 delegates attending meetings in Poland 80 liason officers from almost 3,000 candidates PLN 430 milion - total Presidency budget of 2010-2012 Over PLN 10 milion in savings thanks to support from business partners 50 ministerial meetings in 5 Polish cities Over 300 expert meetings and 200 events under the paragonage of Presidency About 1,500 meetings in Brussels and Luxembourg
European integration as a source of growth Internal market
Reductionnof roaming fees
SME access to funds
Completion of negotiations with Ukraine, India, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia
Openingoofonegotiations with Moldavia and Georgia
EU Budget 2014-2020
EUobudgetoassociatedowithothe Europe 2020 strategy
Theoroleoofocohensionopoliticy and Common Agricultural Policy
Infrastructure and human fund investments
Cities of the Presidency Europe benefiting from openness
The Most important Presidency meetings will take place in five Polish cities. These are:
European Union expansion
signing of the Accession Treaty with Croatia
continuation of accession negotiations with Turkey
Progress in negotiations with Iceland
Support for European aspirations of the Western Balkans
Development of the Eastern Partnership (EP summit in Warsaw)
Support of democracy in North Africa Countries
New strategy of the EU's relations with Arab world
Sopot - July Wroclaw - September Krakow - October Poznan - November Warsaw - December In many other cities throughout the country, expert meetings and events are being organised under the paragonage of the Presidency.
Selected events in Poland European security Official inauguratin of the Presidency (Warsaw) Joint meeting of the Polish Ministerial Council and European Commision (Warsaw) Unofficial meeting of EU-27 foreign ministers (Sopot) European Congressof of Women (Warsaw) Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw) European Culture Congress (Wroclaw) I Interial Market Forum (Krakow) European Tourism Forum (Krakow) 5th European Equality Summit (Pozna) Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Pozna) High-leveloconferenceoforotheoEU'sosouthernoneighbours (Warsaw)
Energy security Common Foreign and Food security Security Policy Analysis of the EUs Discussion on the external energy policy Strengthening of the EU's future of the Common capability to plan and Agricultural Policy Development of implement recommendations to Crisis management Efective use of strengthen common operations EU funds EU energy policy Strengthening of the EU's Maintanance of capabilities market orientation Development of NATO-UE cooperation
Delegates arriving at Presidency meetings traditionally receive small gifts... The Polish Presidency promotes Polish young designers, minimalism, traditional materials and modernism which alludes to tradition and nature.
The winning projects are: Spinning tops (Monika Wilczyska) Document folders (Ania Kuczyska) Milk and honey (Beza projekt) Striped flint cufflinks (Dorota Kempko)
National Cultural Programme
Art for Social Change: 1,000 arts projects, 170 partnership organizations, 60 recurrent events, 184 days of culture
I, Culture: 400 projects, 10 capital cities, 10 time zones, 100 days Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moskow, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo. Mainstays of the programme: Karol Szymanowski, Czesaw Miosz, Stanisaw Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Workshops of modern crafts and I, Culture Orchestra. Polish Projects prepared by Adam Mickiewicz Institute in cooperation with Polish and foreign partners will be presented at leading galleries, theartes, clubs and festivals: Bozar, La Monnaie in Brussels, National Theater, Whitechapel Galery, London Jazz Festival in London, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid. www.culture.pl Numerous cultural projects by Polish Institutes in 22 cities in Europe and USA and hundreds of public and cultural diplomacy projects performed by over 100 Polish embassies all over the world.
special project in: Krasnogruda, Warsaw, Sopot, Bialystok, Katowice, Wroclaw, Lublin, Krakow, Poznan European Cultural Congress 8-11 September, Wroclaw grass-roots cultural initiatives and Eastern Partnership debates, workshops, design, music, theatre
A modern, original and very useful guide to Poland. It helps foreigners in an attractive and easy way to understand Poland and its people, discover fascinationg places recommended by public figures and organisers of cultural activities. Polish Cuisine
Its 208 pages present a consistant, transparent and up-to-date review of the most significant areas of Poland's economic, community and cultural life (8 chapters).
It draws attention to places, people and phenomena which confirm Poland's rich traditions and creativity, modernity and dynamism at the same time.
The Polish Presidency gives an unparalleled opportunity to promote Polish cuisine. One of Poland's leading chefs, Adam Chrzstowski, is monitoring the creation of a selected menu of Polish dishes, based on native products which will be served at high level meetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists visiting Poland during the Presidency will also be given a collection of recipes for Polish dishes specially prepared by 16 chefs, including three professionals from outside Poland, who on a daily basis work in some of Poland's leading restaurants. The point of departure is an ingredient commonly associated with Polish cuisine (e.g. herring, cucumber, buckweat groats, poppy seed and venison). Each recipe is preceded by a description of the ingredient, including its cultural context. The publication is enhanced by the addition of modern illustrations.
The guide is available on the Presidency website
Internet, social media
The publications is available on the Presidency website
Poland's Presidency is a green Presidency.
Gifts promoting Polish design
Cultural programme abroad
A lot can be written about the Polish EU Presidency. With the environment in mind however, we are limiting this brochure to key phrases, terms and statistics. For more information please visit the official website at www.pl2011.eu