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Polish presidency of the Council of the European Union 01.07.-31.12.2011 Dynamics, positive energy and solidarity are the values that the logo symbolizes. It presents Poland as a modern, young-spirited country initiating positive changes in Europe. The author of the presidency logo is Jerzy Janiszewski - author of the world-wide known logo of "Solidarity" which has become the historical symbol of the Polish way to freedom and democratic changes in this part of the world.


Presidency in figures

European integration as the source of growth Internal market EU 2014-2020 budget Trade negotiations E-Commerce Beginning of the negotiations End of the negotiations Kldfjskldnfdsklvnkdfnvdfknbdfogbjnfgkdl;blkfdbnglfkbngfjnbj with Ukraine, India, Patent Europejski EU budget connected with Canada, Singapore Europe 2020 strategy and Malaysia Reduction of the roaming charges The role of the cohesion policy Opening of the negotiaand the common Agricultural tions with Moldovia and Access of the small Policy Georgia And medium enterprises to the capital Investments in infrastructure Progress in negotiations and human capital of the Doha Round Intellectual capital

Europe benefiting from openness Enlargement of the European Union Signing of the Access Treaty with Croatia Continuation of the Access Treaty with Turkey

184 days 1200 trained experts Over 30 000 delegates – participants of the meetings in Poland 80 liaison officers from among almost 3000 candidates 430 million of Polish zloty – full 2010-2012 presidency budget Over 10 million of Polish zloty savings owing to the support of business partners 50 ministerial meetings in 5 cities in Poland Over 300 experts’ meetings and 200 events under the auspices of the presidency About 1500 meetings in Brussels and Luxembourg

Cities of the Presidency

Neighbourhood Policy Develpoment of the Eastern Partnership (EaP summit In Warsaw)

Reinforcement of democratization in countries of Northern Africa

Progress in negotiations with Iceland New strategy of the EU relations with the Arabic world Reinforcement of the European aspirations of Western Balkans

The most important meetings of the presidency take place in five cities in Poland. These are: Sopot - July Wrocław – August Cracow - September Poznań - October Warsaw - November Experts' meetings and events under the auspices of the presidency are held in many other places across the whole country.

Safe Europe Energy security Analysis of the state of the EU external energy policy Elaboration on the recommendation of the reinforcement of the common EU energy policy

Common Foreign and Security Policy Reinforcement of the EU ability of planning and conducting the crisis management operation Reinforcement of EU operational abilities Reinforcement of NATO-EU co-operation

Nutrition security Discussion on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy Effective usage of EU financial means

Market-orientation sustainment

Selected meetings in Poland 1/07 8/07

Official inauguration of the presidency (Warsaw) Common pitting of Polish Ministerial Council and the European Comission (Warsaw) 2- 3/09 Informal meeting of the EU-27 ministers for foreign affairs (Sopot) 17-18/09 European Women Congress (Warsaw) 29-30/09 Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw) 8-11/09 European Cultural Congress(Wrocław) 3- 4/10 Single Market Forum (Cracow) 4- 5-7/10 European Tourism Forum (Cracow) 5- 14-15/11 5th European Equality Summit (Poznań) 6- 28-29/11 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Poznań) 1-2/12 High-level EU and Southern Neighbourhood Conference (Warsaw)

Gifts promoting Polish design Delegates attending the presidency meetings traditionally get a small gift... Polish presidency goes for young Polish designers, minimalism, traditional materials, modernity referring to tradition and nature.

The Winding Project are: Spinning tops (Monika Wilczyńska) Briefcases (Ania Kuczyńska) Milk and honey (Beza projekt) Cufflinks with striped flint (Dorota Kempko)

National Cultural Programme Art for Social Change: 1000 artistic projects, 170 partnership organizations, 60 cycle events, 184 culture days • Special projects in cities: Krasnogruda, Warszawa, Sopot, Białystok, Katowice, Wrocław, Lublin, Kraków, Poznań • European Culture Congress 8-11 September Wrocław • Rank-and-file cultural initiatives and Eastern Partnership • Debat es, works hops, designing, music, theatre

Modern, original and very functional guidebook of Poland. In an attractive and light way helps the foreigners to understand Poland and Poles, explore the most interesting places recommended by some public persons and cultural managers. On 208 pages it presents a coherent, clear and up-to-date review of the most important fields of economic, social and cultural life in Poland (8 chapters). It turns our attention to the places, people and phenomena that confirm the image of Poland as a country of rich traditions, and creative, modern and dynamic at the same time. Publication available on the presidency website

Internet, Internet,media socialspołecznościowe media

Cultural Programme abroad I, Culture: 400 projects, 10 capitals, 10 time zones, 100 days • Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Tokio. • Pillars of the programme: Karol Szymanowski, Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Workshop of the modern craftsmanship and I, Culture Orchestra. • Polish projects prepared by the Adam Mickiewicz Memorial Institute in co-operation with Polish and foreign partners will be presented in best galleries, scenes, 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. • Numerous cultural projects in Polish Institutes in 22 cities of Europe and USa and several hundred projects in the fields of national and cultural diplomacy conducted by over 100 Polish diplomatic posts on each continent.

Kuchnia PL/Cuisine PL Polish presidency is an excellent occasion to promote Polish cuisine. One of the most praised Polish chefs Adam Chrząstowski, supervises the creation of delicious menu with Polish dishes based on native products, for the high-level meetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists visiting Poland during the presidency will also get a set of Polish cuisine dishes recipes, modern arranged by 16 chefs, including three foreigners working in Polish best restaurants on a daily basis. The starting point of each recipe is a product commonly associated with Polish cuisine (like herring, cucumber, groats, poppy seed, vension). Each recipe is preceded with a comprehensible for a foreigner description of the product, together with its cultural context. The publication is enriched with modern illustrations. Publication available on the presidency website

One can write about Polish presidency in a long and engrossing way. Taking care of the natural environment, in this brochure we consciously limit ourselves to point key definitions, notions and statistics. For more info go to the official website

Polish presidency is a green presidency.


Przetłumaczona ulotka dot. polskie prezydencji w Unii Europejskiej

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