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2012

10 December – Big Debate, at Ysgol Eirias, Colwyn Bay.  David Hughes, Head of the EC Office in Wales, will take part in this 'Question Time' style event to debate a number of issues raised by a student audience.  In particular, on the day that the EU will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, the panel will debate the question of whether this award is deserved.  

6 December – "What Europe means to me", part of the Jean Monnet Debating Europe Series.  Twelve young Europeans speak from the head and the heart about what Europe means to them in 2012.  Organised jointly by the Cardiff European Documentation Centre and the CELAG Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University.

28 November – Wales Forum on Europe: "The Benefits of Ageing – responding to demographic change in Wales and Europe", followed by the UK Closing Ceremony for the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012.  Organised by the Welsh Government and partners, and held at the National Museum, Cardiff.

17 October – "20 years of the Single Market: Opportunities and Challenges for SMEs in Wales".  Conference to mark both Single Market Week and the 20th anniversary of the Single Market, held at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.  For more information, contact the EC Office in Wales on 029 2089 5020. 

5 October – Head of Office, David Hughes, speaking at event at Glyndwr University: "Europe Day – what's in it for us?".  Arranged by the Wrexham Europe Direct Centre.

13 September – Mock Council of the European Union.  Schools from across Wales will participate in the fifth Mock Council of the EU organised by the Welsh Government with support from the European Commission Office in Wales.  Held in Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff Bay.

4-11 August - Information stand at the National Eisteddfod, Vale of Glamorgan

23 July – European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, Dacian Cioloş, visited Wales to officially open the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in Builth Wells.  His visit included meetings with Welsh politicians, farming unions and young farmers.

9 July - Event to mark the launch of the 2013 Work Programmes of the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), held at the European Commission Office in Wales.  Including a keynote speech from Mr Graham Stroud, Director of the Research Executive Agency at the European Commission.

3-7 July - Information stand at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod.

12 May - EuroFun Day at Aberystwyth University, organised by the Centre for European Studies.  For more information, visit the website.

11 May - 'Single Market, Equal Rights? UK perspectives on EU employment and social law', 18h00 – 19h30 at the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff.  A conference bringing together a range of different British perspectives on the EU's role in employment and social law, arranged by the Foreign Policy Centre with the support of the European Commission Representation in the UK and the TUC. 

9 May - Europe Day Quiz at the European Documentation Centre, Cardiff University.  For more information, visit the EDC's website.

9 May - Over 50s Nordic Walk, Denbighshire – arranged by Europe Direct Llangollen, this Europe Day activity also highlights the European Year of Active Ageing.  Further information can be found here.   

9 May - Europe Day celebration organised by the University of Glamorgan, informing members of the public on their ESF funded Work Based Learning and Foundation Degree Programmes.  Inviting people to learn a new skill on Europe Day.  Brigitte Brockmoeller, UK ESF Desk Officer at the European Commission will give key note speech.  For more information, the event flyer can be found here .

2 May - 'Engaging with the New European Economic Governance Architecture': A half-day conference at Cardiff University, this is the last in a series of events arranged by the School of European Studies at Cardiff University and sponsored by the European Commission Representation in the UK.  For more information, visit the website.

 

19-20 April - European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, makes his first visit to Wales to see first hand how structural funds are being invested.  His programme included a visit to the Institute of Life Sciences 2 and the Centre for Nanohealth at Swansea University, where he also met with young people involved in the Technocamps project, and the SA1 Waterfront development in Swansea.  To learn more about Commissioner Hahn and his work, you can visit the Commissioner's website.

 

22 March - 'The Single Market in the Evolving European Economic Crisis: Opportunity, Constraint, Threat?' - roundtable discussion held at the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University.  Part of the series of public events organised by Cardiff University, supported by the European Commission, exploring the topic: "Reforming European Economic Governance: Implications for the UK and Wales".  

8 March - European Film evening at the European Documentation Centre, Cardiff University 

7 March - 'Social Europe: Scorched Earth or Fertile Ground?' - roundtable discussion held at the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University.  This is the fourth in the series of events organised by Cardiff University, supported by the European Commission, looking at the topic: "Reforming European Economic Governance: Implications for the UK and Wales".  Further information on the series can be found here.

 

22 February - 'Managing Banking Crisis in Europe: Systemic Risk and Financial Stability', Roundtable discussion at Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University.  Part of the series of public events organised by Cardiff University, supported by the European Commission, looking at the topic: "Reforming European Economic Governance: Implications for the UK and Wales".

1 February - 'Managing Sovereign Debt Crisis in Europe', Roundtable discussion at the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University.  Part of the series of public events organised by Cardiff University, supported by the European Commission, looking at the topic: "Reforming European Economic Governance: Implications for the UK and Wales".

 

2011

7 December - "A Federal Europe in the Making? Europe 2020, the European Semester and the Euro Plus Pact", Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay.  Half day conference kicking off a series of events organised by Cardiff University with support of the European Commission.  Event details can be found here.

5 December - Putting Wales on the Map, Cardiff City Hall.  A day celebrating the European Year of Volunteering 2011, organised by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, with support from the EC Office in Wales.

21-22 November – The Graduate Event, Cardiff City Hall: EC staff on hand to give information on EU careers.

21 November - "What does it mean to be European?", Aberystwyth Arts Centre.  A debate on identity arranged by the Welsh Centre for Intenational Affairs, in collaboration with the EC Office in Wales.

15 November - Wales Forum on Europe: "Towards Europe 2020: How to maximise the opportunities from and influence the new EU programmes in Wales for 2014-2020".  A conference arranged as part of the EU Committee of the Regions Open Days events by the Welsh Government, with support from the EC Office in Wales.

10 November - Gwilym Jones, Member of European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş' Cabinet, visits Wales to speak at the Hybu Cig Cymru Annual Conference and to discuss the CAP reform proposals.

22 October – The Language Show Live, London: Staff from the EC Office in Wales will be on hand to answer questions from students and teachers, and to provide publications in Welsh.

20 October - Europe 2020 and the Digital Agenda: "Going local in Wales".  A conference held at the Wales Millennium Centre, based on the European Union's Digital Agenda, including keynote speeches from the Welsh Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology & Science, Edwina Hart, and DG INFSO's Director for Converged Networks and Services, Megan Richards.

28 September - 'Sounds of Europe': European Day of Languages event at Cardiff University.  An evening celebrating the diverse languages of Europe and beyond. 

24 September - EC Office in Wales presence at CILT Cymru's European Day of Languages celebrations at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

14 September - Fourth Mock EU Council, organised by the Welsh Government in collaboration with the EC Office in Wales, involving schools from across the country.  Held in Ty Hywel at the National Assembly in Cardiff.

30 July - 6 August - Information stand at the National Eisteddfod in Wrexham, in conjunction with the Europe Direct Offices in Wrexham and Llangollen and supported by CILT Cymru.

19 July - UK launch of calls for proposals under the 2012 Work Programmes of the 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), held at the European Commission Office in Wales.  The launch marked the biggest ever call for proposals to fund European research and innovation, totalling around €7 billion.

18 - 21 July - EC Office in Wales information stand at the Royal Welsh Show.

13 July - Andy Klom, Head of EC Office in Wales, opened the final of the Routes into Languages Cymru Spelling Bee Competition 2011, organised by Routes into Languages - CILT Cymru.  The press release for the event can be found here.

4 - 8 July - Information stand at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, in conjunction with the Europe Direct Centres in Wrexham and Llangollen.

30 May - 4 June - Information stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Swansea, in conjunction with British Council Wales.

Tom Roberts, Elen Roberts and Morgan Roberts Ffion Williams and Rhiannon James Huw Carson Cynyr Smith

12 May - Aberystwyth University EuroFun Day, supported by the EC Office in Wales.

9 May - Europe Day!: Cardiff Library hosted day long celebrations including story telling, speeches and workshops.  Later on Cardiff University's European Documentation Centre hosted its annual EuroQuiz.  Both events were supported by the EC Office in Wales.

The Winners! All contestants

17 February - Andy Klom, Head of EC Office in Wales, speaks at opening of new Centre for European Studies at Aberyswyth University.

8 February - Wales, Europe & the World event at Cardiff City Hall.  A schools' event organised in conjunction with CILT Cymru and Cardiff City Council, involving a series of workshops encouraging young people to engage in Europe.

2010

30 November – Information stand and presence at the ECORYS UK's event entitled 'Engaging in lifelong learning policies and practice across the UK' at the Wales Millennium Centre.

22 November- Meeting of the Wales European Information Network at the Wales Millennium Centre. A day-long event which included briefings on the Treaty of Lisbon and European Sources Online.

17 November – EC Head of Office in Wales, Andy Klom, gives key note speech at Cardiff University Social Sciences Research Conference on Europe 2020, Innovation Union and the EU's Framework Programme for research.

11 November - Briefing session on the publication of the 5th Cohesion Report, with guest speaker Nicholas Martyn from DG Regional Policy. The briefing was held at the European Commission Office in Wales and was attended by a large number of stakeholders.

cohesion  cohesion  cohesion

4 November - Co-hosted a public lecture (with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and Cardiff Univerisity's School of European Studies) by Lord Hannay. A former senior British diplomat who helped negotiate Britain’s entry into the European Union outlining a series of new measures designed to bring the United Nations and European Union closer in tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges, entiltled ‘The Relationship of the European Union and the United Nations: a Work in Progress’.

27 October – The EC Office in Wales shared an information stand with Europe Direct colleagues at the EURES Jobs Days event Cardiff City Hall.

5 October – The EC Office in Wales and Cardiff University jointly organised a 'European Day of Languages' event at Cardiff University. Speakers included Andy Klom, Head of the EC Office in Wales and Angeliki Petris, a DG Translation Language Officer based at the EC Representation in London.

30 September - President Barroso visited Wales to speak at the official opening ceremony of the Ryder Cup 2010. During his first official visit to Wales he also met with the First Minister and attended a showcase presentation of Structural Funds beneficiaries in Wales held at the Senedd.

ryder cup  ryder cup  ryder cup 

senedd senedd

 

14 September – Third staging of a Mock EU Council by secondary schools in Wales, organized by the Welsh Assembly Government in association with the EC Office in Wales, held in Ty Hywel at the National Assembly in Cardiff.

Mock  Mock

Mock

8 September – EC Office in Wales visit and presentation at Ysgol Gartholwg Secondary School.

31 July – 7 August: The EC Office shared an information stand with British Council Wales at the National Eisteddfod in Ebbw Vale.

31 May – 5 June: The EC Office shared an information stand with British Council Wales at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Llanerchaeron. The week included quizzes, a map game, plenty of flag designing and lots of prizes!

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urdd

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