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01. 07.- 31. 12.2011

Dynamic, positive energy and solidarity are values that symbolizes logo. Shows Poland as a modern and young at heart state, initiating positive changes in Europe. The author of the Presidency logo is Jerzy Janiszewski – known from familiar all around the Word today the logo of ‘Solidarity’, which became a historic symbol of the Polish way to freedom and democratic change in this part of the world.

Priorities

Presidency in numbers 184 days

European integration as a source of growth Internal market E-Commerce

Beginning of negotiations

European patent

The EU budget linked to the Europe 2020 strategy

Reduction of roaming charges SMEs access to capital Intelectual capital

Over 30 000 delegates – participants of meetings in Poland

The role of the consistency policy and Common Agricultural Policy Investments in infrastructure and human capital

50 ministerial meetings in 5 cities In Poland Over 300 expert meetings and 200 events under the auspices of the Presidency About 1500 meetings in Brussels i Luxembourg

Cities of the Presidency

The signing of the Accession Treaty with Croatia

Development of the Eastern Partnership (EaP summit in Warsaw) Supporting democratization in North Africa

Support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans

Over 10 mln zl savings thanks to support of business partners

Progress in the Doha Round negotiations

Neighbourhood Policy

Progress in negotiations with Iceland

430 mln zl - total budget of the Presidency for years 2010-2012

Opening of negotiations with Moldova and Georgia

Enlargement of the European Union

Continuation of accession negotiations with Turkey

80 liaison officers from nearly 3000 candidates

Completion of negotiations with Ukraine, India, Canada, Singapore i Malaysia

Europe benefiting from openness

A new strategy for the EU’s relations with the Arab world

The most important meetings of the Presidency take place in five cities in Poland. These cities are: Sopot - July Wroclaw - September Krakow - October Poznan - November Warsaw - December In many other places all over the country are organised expert meetings and events under the auspices of the Presidency.

Selected events in Poland

Safe Europe Energy security

Common Foreign and Security Policy

Food security

Analysis of EU external energy policy

Strengthening the EU’s ability to plan and carry out crisis management operations

Discussion on Common Agricultural Policy

Development of recommendations for strengthening the EU common energy policy

1200 trained experts

The EU Budget for 2014-2020 Trade negotiations

Strengthening the operational capacity of the EU

Effective use of EU funds

Development of NATO-EU cooperation

Maintaining orientation for the market

1/07 8/07 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

The official inauguration of the Presidency (Warsaw) Common meeting of the Council of Ministers of Polish Republic and the European Commission (Warsaw) Informal meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs on EU-27 (Sopot) European Congress of Women (Warsaw) Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw) European Culture Congress (Wroclaw) Internal Market Forum (Krakow) European Tourism Forum (Krakow) V European Equality Summit (Poznan) Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Poznan) High-level conference for the countries of the EU Southern Neighbourhood

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Gifts to promote polish design Delegates arriving at the Presidency meetings traditionally receive a small gift... Polish Presidency bet on young Polish designers, minimalism, traditional materials, modernity reffering to the tradition and nature.

The winning projects became: Dinghies (‘Bączki’) (Monika Wilczyńska) Briefcases (Ania Kuczyńska) Milk and honey (Beza projekt) Cufflinks with striped flint (Dorota Kempko)

National Cultural Program

The cultural program abroad

Art for Social Change: 1000 artistic projects, 170 partner organisations, 60 recurring events, 184 days of culture • Special projects in cities: Krasnogruda, Warsaw,

Sopot, Bialystok, Katowice, Wroclaw, Lublin, Krakow, Poznan • • •

The European Culture Congress 8-11 September Wroclaw Grassroots cultural initiatives and the Eastern Partnership debates, workshops, design, music, theatre www.prezydencja.nina.gov.pl

I, Culture: 400 projects, 10 capitals, 10 time zones, 100 days • Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo. •

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‘About Polska’/About Poland

Pillars of the program: Karol Szymanowski, Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Modern craft workshop and I, Culture Orchestra. Polish projects prepared by Adam Mickiewicz Institute in association with Polish and foreigh partners will be presented in the 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. www.culture.pl Numerous cultural projects of Polish Institutes in 22 cities of Europe and the USA and hundreds of projects in the field of public and cultural diplomacy, carried out by more than 100 Polish diplomatic posts in all continents.

Modern, original and highly functional guide to Poland. It helps foreigners in attractive and lightweight way understand Poland and Poles, discover the best places recommended by a group of public figures and entertainers. At 208 pages, it presents a consistent, clear and current overview of the main areas of economic, social and cultural life in Poland (8 chapters). Draws attention to the places, people and events that support the image of Polish as a country with rich traditions, but at the same time creative, modern and dynamic. The publication is available on the website of the Presidency

‘Kuchnia PL’/Cuisine PL The Polish Presidency is a great opportunity to promote Polish cuisine. One of the most cherished Polish chefs, Adam Chrząstowski, oversees the creation of delicious menu of Polish dishes, based on native products, for high-level meetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists visiting Poland during the presidency will also receive a package of recipes of Polish cuisine, modern arranged by 16 chefs, including three foreigners, who works in the best Polish restaurants. The starting point for each of the recipes is the product generally associated to Polish cuisine (such as hering,

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The publication is even more enjoyable through modern ilustrations.

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We can write about Polish Presidency long and entertaining. However, taking care of environment, we consciously limit this brochure to identify key trems, concepts and statistics. For more information, visit the official web portal www.pl2011.eu.

Polish Presidency is green presidency.

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