This year the European Commission Representation stand at the National Ploughing Championships will be all about letting you know what the EU is doing in the area of “Agriculture and Research” with a spotlight on new technologies in agriculture.
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) will be in the marquee showing how these new technologies are making a difference in everyday farming life. There will be demonstrations/information on EU-funded Irish based technology and an interactive experimental area where you can get hands-on with some of the projects.
So join us and discover the rights that EU citizenship gives you, such as the right to move and reside freely in any Member State, or the right to vote in local or European elections wherever you reside in the EU.
Every day there will be plenty to keep you entertained:
Exhibition: European Citizen Rights – See what impact being a member of the EU has on your day to day life, the rights that you as an EU citizen have, such as freedom of movement and opportunities to work and study anywhere in the EU
Kids’ area- Lots of prizes to be won with games and quizzes, there will be an interactive video and a photo booth for you to take photos of yourself and your friends at the ploughing. You can also help Light the Beacon for climate change and be in with a chance to win an iPad (www.lightabeacon.eu)
A wide range of publications on current EU agricultural topics and the EU in general will be available in the tent.
SOLVIT, Your Europe and Single Point of Contact
Did you know that if you have problems asserting your rights as an EU citizen or business there is help at hand? SOLVIT (www.solvitireland.ie/) , Your Europe (http://europa.eu/youreurope/) and the Irish Point of Single Contact (www.pointofsinglecontact.ie) can help you with any difficulties that you may come across.
So drop into us in the European Commission Representation stand and find out what the EU is doing for agriculture and why not have an Irish apple while you are there?