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Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

01.07.-31.12.2011

Dynamism, positive energy and solidarity are values symbolized by the logo. It pictures Poland as a modern, young state initiating positive changes in Europe.

The author of the logo is Jerzy Janiszewski - he also created the popular "Solidarity" logo, which became the historical symbol of Polish fight for freedom and democratic changes in Eastern Europe.

Presidency in numbers

Priorities European integration as a source of growth

184 days 1200 trained experts

Internal market

Budget of the EU 2014-2020

Trading negotiations

Over 30 000 delegates - participants of meetings in Poland

E-Commerce

Beginning of negotiations

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

80 liaison officers from among almost 3000 candidates

European patent Decrease of roaming fees

Budget of EU connected with the strategy Europe 2020 Role of cohesion policy and the Common Agricultural Policy

Opening negotiations with Moldova and Georgia

Investments in infrastructure and human resources

Progress in negotiations of the Doha Development Round

Europe benefitting from openness Enlargement of EU

Neighbourhood Policy

Signing of the Treaty of Accession with Croatia

Developing Eastern Partnership (Eastern Partnership summit in Warsaw)

Continuing accession negotiations with Turkey

supporting democratization in states of Northern Africa

Progress in negotiations with Iceland

New strategy for relations between EU and Arab World

Supporting European aspirations of Western Balkans

Analysis of foreign energy policy of EU Elaborating recommendations for strengthening common energy policy of EU

partners 50 ministerial meetings in 5 cities in Poland Over 300 expert meetings and 200 events under the patronage of About 1500 meetings in Brussels and Luxembourg

Cities of the presidency The most important meetings of the presidency take place in five cities of Poland. These are: Sopot - July Wroclaw - September Cracow - October Poznan - November Warsaw - December Expert meetings and various events are organized under patronage of the presidency, in many other places all over the country.

Chosen events in Poland

Safe Europe Energy Security

Over 10 mln zl of savings owing to support of business

the presidency

Access of SMEs to the funds Intellectual capital

430 mln zl - entire budget of presidency for years 2010-2012

Common Foreign Policy and Security Policy Strengthening the ability of EU to plan and perform operations of crisis management

Food Security Discussion over the future of Common Agricultural Policy

1/07

Official inauguration of the presidency (Warsaw)

8/07

Common meeting of the Council of Ministers of Poland and the European Council (Warsaw) Informal meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs EU-27 (Sopot) European Congress of Women (Warsaw) Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw) The European Congress of Culture (Wroclaw) Internal Market Forum (Cracow) European Tourism Forum (Cracow) V European Summit on Equality (Poznan) Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership (Poznan) High level conference for states of Southern Neighbourhood in EU (Warsaw)

2-3/09

Strengthening operational capabilities of EU

Effective use of financial means of EU

17-18/09 29-30/09 8-11/09 3-4/10 5-7/10 14-15/11 28-29/11

Developing NATO-EU cooperation

Maintaining focus on the market

1-2/12

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Gifts promoting Polish design The Winner Projects were:

Delegates arriving to meetings of the presidency traditionally receive a small gift...

Whirligigs (Monika Wilczyńska) Briefcases (Ania Kuczyńska) Milk and Honey (Beza projekt) Cufflinks with striped flint (Dorota Kempko)

Polish presidency counts on young, Polish designers, minimalism, traditional materials, modernity referring to tradition and nature.

National Cultural Programme

Cultural Programme Abroad

Art of Social Change: 1000 artistic projects, 170 partnership organizations, 60

I, Culture: 400 projects, 10 capitals, 10 time zones, 100 days

cyclical events, 184 days of culture

Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Paris,

special projects in cities of: Krasnogruda, Warszawa,

Beijing, Tokyo.

Sopot, Bialystok, Katowice, Wroclaw, Lublin, Cracow, Poznan European Congress of Culture 8-11 September Wroclaw grassroots cultural initiatives and Eastern Partnership debates, workshops, design, music, theatre

Programme pillars: Karol Szymanowski, Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Workshop of modern craft and I, Culture Orchestra.

www.prezydencja.nina.gov.pl

www.uwaganakulture.pl

Polish projects prepared by Adam Mickiewicz Institute in cooperation with Polish and foreign partners will be presented at the best galleries, theatres, clubs and festivals: Bozar, La Monnaie in Brussels, National Theater, Whitechapel Gallery, London Jazz Festival, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid. www.culture.pl Numerous cultural projects of Polish Institutes in 22 cities of Europe, USA and several hundred projects on public

About Poland Modern, quaint and very functional guidebook about Poland. In a very attractive and easy way it helps foreigners to understand

and cultural diplomacy implemented by over 100 diplomatic departments of RP in all continents.

Poland and Poles, discover the most interesting sites recommended by public figures and culture operators. On 208 pages it presents a coherent, clear and present review of important areas of economic, social and cultural life of Poland (8 chapters). It focuses attention on places, people and phenomena which validate image of Poland as a country with rich traditions, but creative, modern and dynamic at the same time.

Polish Cuisine Polish presidency is a great opportunity to promote Polish cuisine. One of the most valued Polish Chefs, Adam Chrząstowski, supervises the process of creating a menu of delicious Polish dishes based on local products, which is to be presented at high level meetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and press visiting Poland during the presidency shall additionally receive a pack of Polish cuisine recipes, newly arranged by 16 chefs, three of whom being foreigners cooking for the best

Publication is available on the presidency portal

including its cultural context. Publication is even more interesting due to modern visuals.

Internet, social media www.pl2011.eu

Polish restaurants. Starting point of each recipe is a product commonly associated with polish cuisine (for example: herring, cucumber, grits, poppy-seed, wild meet). Each recipe is preceded by the product description understandable to foreign recipient,

twitter.com/pl2011_eu facebook.com/polskaprezydencja2011 youtube.com/polskaprezydencja

One could write up about Polish presidency much more engrossing details. However, caring for natural environment we consciously confine to pointing out the most important concepts, ideas and statistics. For more information please visit our official portal www.pl2011.eu.

Polish presidency is a

green presidency.

Publication is available on the presidency portal

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