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Polish presidency in the European Union Council 01.07.-31.12.2011 Dynamics, positive energy and solidarity are symbolized by the logo. It shows Poland as a modern and spiritually young country, which initiates positive changes in Europe. The author of the logo is Jerzy Janiszewski – author of the well-known “Solidarność” logo, which has become a historic symbol of a Polish way to freedom and democratic changes in this part of the world.


Presidency in numbers

European integration as the source of growth Internal Market E-Commerce European patent Lowering roaming prices MŚP access to capital Intellectual capital

2014-2020 EU budget

Business Negotiations

Beginning of negotiations EU budget connected with the strategy Europe 2020

Finishing negotiations with Ukraine, India, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia

The role of cohesion policy and Common Agricultural Policy

Starting negotiations with Moldavia and Georgia

Investment in infrastructure and human capital

Progress in Rundy Doha negotiations

• 184 days • 1200 educated experts • Over 30 000 delegates – participants of Polish meetings • 80 connecting officers among about 3000 candidates • 430 million zlotys – the whole budget of the 2010-2012 presidency • Over 10 million of Polish zloty thanks to the support of the business partners • 50 ministerial meetings in 5 Polish cities • Over 300 expert meetings and 200 events patronized by the presidency • Around 1500 meetings in Brussels and Luxemburg

Cities of presidency

Europe benefitting from openness The expansion of the EU

Policy of Neighbourhood

Signing the Accession Treaty with Croatia

Sopot - July Wroclaw - September

Developing of Eastern Partnership (PW summit in Warsaw)

Continuing negotiations with Turkey Progress in negotiations with Iceland

The most important meetings of presidency take place in 5 Polish cities. These are::

Supporting democratization in the Northern Africa

Supporting European aspirations of New strategy of EU relations with the Arabic West Balkans

Cracow - October Posen - November Warsaw - December In many other cities in the country expert meetings and events under the patronage of the presidency are organised.


Chosen events in Poland 1/07 8/07

Safe Europe Energetic safety The analysis of the EU external energetic policy

Reccomendations for improving the energetical policy of the EU

Common Foreign and Safety Policy

Strengthening the EU ability to plan and execute the operation of crisis management

Food Safety Discussion over the future of the Common Agrarian Policy

Effective usage of the Strengthening the operational EU financial ability of the EU means Developing the NATO-UE co-operation.

Keeping the orientation for the market

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

Official inauguration of the presidency (Warsaw) Common sitting of the Cabinet of Poland with the European Council (Warsaw) Informal meeting of the ministers of foreign affairs UE-27 (Sopot) European Congress of Women (Warsaw) Summit of Eastern Partnership (Warsaw) European Congress of Culture (Wroclaw) Forum of The Internal Market (Cracow) European Forum of Tourism (Cracow) V European Summit of Equality (Posen) Forum Of Civil Society of Eastern Partnership (Posen) Conference on the high summit for the countries of Southern Neighbourhood of EU (Warsaw)

Gifts promoting the Polish design Delegates coming to the meetings will be given a small gift… Polish presidency is supporting young, Polish projectants, minimalism, traditional materials, referring to the tradition and nature modernity.

The winning projects are: • Tops (Monika Wilczyńska) • Briefcases (Ania Kuczyńska) • Milk and honey (Beza projekt) • Clips with striped firestone (Dorota Kempko)

National Cultural Program Art for Social Change: 1000 artistic projects, 170 partner organizations, 60 cyclical events, 184 culture days • Special projects in: Krasnogruda, Warsaw, Sopot, Bialystok, Katowice, Wroclaw, Lublin, Cracow, Posen • • •

Cultural program abroad • •

European Cultural Congres, 8-11 September in Wroclaw Cultural initiatives and Eastern Partnership debates, workshops, design, music, theatre •

Modern, original and very functional guide of Poland. It helps in understanding Polish and Poles in very attractive way, discovering the most interesting places recommended by the group of public people and cultural animators. It presents coherent, clear and actual overview of the most important fields of business, social and cultural life of Poland on 208 pages (8 chapters). It draws attention to those places, people and events which confirm the view of Poland as a country with rich traditions and at the same time creative, modern and dynamic. Publication available on the presidency website

The Internet, social media I, Culture: 400 projects, 10 capitals, 10 time zones, 100 days

Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrit, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo. Pillars of the program: Karol Szymanowski, Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Workshop of the modern craft and I, Culture Orchestra. Polish projects prepared by Adam Mickiewicz Institute in cooperation with Polish and foreign partners will be presented in the best galleries, scenes, clubs and festivals: Bozar, La Monnaie in Brussels, National Theater, Whitechapel Gallery, London Jazz Festival in London, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid. Many cultural projects of Polish Institutes in 22 European and American cities and many diplomatic (public and cultural) projects realized by over 100 Polish diplomatics on every continent.

Kuchnia PL / Cuisine PL Polish presidency is an excellent opportunity to present Polish cuisine. One of the most valued Polish chefs, Adam Chrzastowski, is supervising the creation of the menu with Polish dishes, based on national products, for the meetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists who are visiting Poland will be given a collection of recipes, modernly arranged by 16 chefs, including 3 foreigners, working at the best Polish restaurants. The main issue concerning all the recipes is a product associated with Polish cuisine (i.e. herring, cucumber, grits, poppy, game). Each recipe is preceded by understandable description of the product, including its cultural context. Publication is attractive by modern pictures..

One can write a lot about Polish presidency. Caring for the natural environment, in this brochure we limit ourselves to pointing essential keywords, terms and statistics. You’re welcome to visit the official website for more information.

Polish presidency is a green presidency.

Publication available on the presidency website


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