Polish Presidency in the Council of the EU 1 July – 3 December 2011 Dynamism, positive energy and solidarity are all values represented by the logo. It presents Poland as a modern country, young at heart, initiating positive change in Europe. The author of the presidency’s logo is Jerzy Janiszewski – the author of the worldwide known logo, which has become emblematic of the Polish way to freedom and democratic transformations in this part of the world.
Presidency in numbers
European integration as a source of growth Internal market
EU Budget 2014-2020
EU Budget related to the Europe 2020 strategy
Obniżenie optat roamingowych
The role of the Integrity Policy and the Common Access of SMBs to capital Agricultural Policy Intellectual capital
Trade negotiations Closing negotiations with Ukraine, India, Canada, Singapore Starting negotiations with Moldova and Georgia
1200 trained experts
Over 30 000 delegates – participants of meetings in Poland
80 liaisons officers from among nearly 3000 candidates
430 million PLN - Gross budget of the presidency for 2010-2012
Over 10 million PLN of savings thanks to business partners support
50 ministerial meetings in 5 cities in Poland
Over 300 expert meetings and 200 events under presidency’s auspices.
About 1500 meetings in Brussels and Luxembourg.
Progress in the Doha Round negotiations
Investment in infrastructure and human capital
Presidency cities Europe enjoying openness European Union Enlargement
Signing of the accession treaty with Croatia
Developing the Eastern Partnership (summit of the EP in Warsaw)
Continuing accession negotiations with Turkey
Supporting democratization in the countries of the Northern Africa
Progress in negotiations with Island
New strategy for the EU relations with the Arab world
Supporting European aspirations of Western Balkans
In many other places all over the country, export meetings and events under persidency’s auspices are organised.
Chosen events in Poland
Secure Europe Energetic security
The most important meetings of the presidency take place in five Polish cities. These are: Sopot – July Wroclaw - September Kraków – October Poznań - November Warszawa - December
Common foreign and security policy
Strengthening of the EU Analysis of the current external energetic policy of ability to plan and implement crisis the EU management operations Agreeing on Strengthening of the EU recommendations for operational ability to strengthening of the join energetic policy of the EU develop the NATO-EU cooperation
Discussion on the future of Common Agricultural Policy
2-3/09 17-18/09 29-30/09 8-11/09 3-4/10 5-7/10 14-15/11 28-29/11 1-2/12
Efficacious use of the EU financial means Maintaining the market orientation
Official inauguration of the presidency (Warszawa) Joint session of the Polish Cabinet with the European Commission (Warszawa) Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers UE-27 (Sopot) European Women Congress (Warszawa) Eastern Partnership summit (Warszawa) European Cultural Congress(Wrocław) Internal Market Forum (Kraków) European Tourism Forum (Kraków) the 5th European Equality Summit (Poznań) Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Poznań) High-level Conference for countries of the Southern Neighbourhood (Warszawa)
Gifts promoting Polish design Delegates arriving at the presidency’s meetings
The winning projects are:
traditionally receive a small gift... Polish presidency bet on young Polish designers, minimalism, traditional materials, modernity relating to tradition and nature.
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Whip-tops (Monika Wilczyńska) Briefcases (Ania Kuczyńska) Milk and honey (Beza projekt) Striped firestone cufflinks (Dorota Kempko)
Domestic cultural program
Cultural program abroad
Art for Social Change: 1000 artistic projects, 170 partner organisations, 60 cyclical events, 184 culture days
I, Culture: 400 projects, 10 capitals, 10 time zones, 100 days Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, • Bering, Tokyo • Program’s pillars: Karol Szymanowski, Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Workshop of modern craftsmanship and I, Culture Orchestra. • Polish projects prepared by Adam Mickiewicz Institute in co-operation with Polish and foreign partners will be presented in the best galleries, stages, 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 of Polish Institutes in 22 cities of Europe and the USA and a few hundred projects of public and cultural diplomacy implemented by over 100 Polish diplomatic missions on all continents.
special projects in the following cities: Krasnogruda, Warszawa, Sopot, Białystok, Katowice, Wrocław, Lublin, Kraków, Poznań
European Culture Congress 8-11 September Wrocław grass roots cultural initiatives and the Eastern Partnership
debates, workshops, design, music, theatre
Modern, original and very practical Poland guidebook. In an attractive and light way helps the foreigners in understanding Poland and Poles, discover the most interesting places recommended by a group of public persons and culture animators. On 208 pages presents an integral, transparent and up-to-date review of the most important areas of economic, social and cultural life in Poland (8 chapters). Draws attention to places, people and phenomena that confirm Poland’s image as a country with great traditions, and at the same time creative, modern and dynamic.
Publication available at presidency portal
Internet, social networking media
KuchniaPL/Cuisine PIVCuisinePL PL Kuchnia Polish presidency is a great opportunity to promote Polish Cuisine. One of the most valued Polish master chefs - Adam Chrząstowski, supervises the creation of an excellent menu with Polish dishes, based on domestic products, for high-level meetings in Poland and Brussels. Delegations from abroad and journalists visiting Poland during the presidency will also receive a batch of recipes for Polish cuisine dishes, arranged in a modern way by 16 chefs, including 3 foreigners daily working in the best Polish restaurants. The starting point of each of the recipes is a product commonly associated with Polish cuisine (e.g. herring, cucumber, pearl barley, poppy seed, venison). Each recipe is preceded by a easy to understand for a foreigner product description including its cultural context. The publication is made attractive by the attached illustrations.
Publication available at presidency portal
About Polish presidency, it can be written at length and interestingly. Taking care of the environment though, in this folder we consciously limit ourselves to indicating only the key slogans, terms and statistics. To learn more we invite you to visit the Internet portal of the presidency.