Polish Presidency of the Council of European Union 1 July – 31 December 2011 Dynamics, positive energy and solidarity are values symbolized by the logo. It shows Poland as a modern country, full of stamina and initiating positive changes in Europe. The logo has been designed by Jerzy Janiszewski, the author of the world-renown logo of “Solidarity”, which has become the historic symbol of the Polish road to independence and to democratic changes in this part of the world.
Presidency in Numbers
European integration as a source of growth Internal Market E-Commerce European Patent Lowering of roaming fees
2014-2020 EU Budget Beginning of negotiations
Trade Negotiations Ending of negotiations with Ukraine, India, The EU Budget linked to the Canada, Singapore and Malaysia Europe 2020 strategy Role of Cohesion Policy and Opening of negotiations Common Agricultural Policy with Moldova and Georgia
Access of SME to capital Intellectual capital
1200 experts trained Over 30 000 delegates – participants of meetings in Poland 80 liaison officers chosen from among nearly 3000 candidates 430 million PLN – presidency’s total budget for 2010-2012 Over 10 million PLN saved with the support of business partners 50 ministerial meetings in five cities in Poland Over 300 expert meetings and 200 events under the presidency’s auspices Nearly 1500 meetings in Brussels and Luxemburg
Investment in infrastructure Progress in negotiations of the Doha Round and human capital
Presidency in Cities
Europe profiting from openness Enlargement of the EU
The most important meetings of the presidency take place in five cities in Poland. They are:
Signing of the Accession Treaty of Croatia Continuing of negotiations on the accession of Turkey
Sopot - July
Development of the Eastern Partnership (EaP Summit in Warsaw)
Wrocław - September
Support of democratic changes in Northern Africa
Poznań - November
New strategy of relations of the EU with the Arab world
Expert meetings and events under the presidency’s auspices are held in many other places across the country.
Progress in negotiations with Island Support for European aspirations in Western Balkans
Kraków - October Warszawa - December
Selected Events in Poland
Safe Europe Energy security
Common Foreign and Security Policy
Analysis of the EU’s external energy policy
Strengthening of the EU’s ability to plan and carry out crisis management operations
Discussion over the future of Common Agricultural Policy
Development of recommendations for the strengthening of the EU’s common energy policy
Effective utilization of Strengthening of the the financial means of operational capabilities of the the EU EU Development of the NATOEU cooperation
Maintenance of market orientation
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
Official inauguration of the presidency (Warsaw) Common meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Poland with the European Commission (Warsaw) Informal meeting of ministers of foreign affairs EU-27 (Sopot) European Women Congress (Warszawa) Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw) European Culture Congress (Wrocław) Internal Market Forum (Kraków) European Tourism Forum (Kraków) 5th European Equality Summit (Poznań) Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership (Poznań) High-level Conference for Countries of the Southern Neighbourhood of the EU (Warszawa)
Souvenirs promoting Polish design The delegates to presidency meetings usually receive a small souvenir. The Polish Presidency has asked betted on young Polish designers, minimalism, traditional materials and modernism linked with the heritage and nature.
The winning projects are:: • •
Spinning tops (Monika Wilczyńska) Briefcases (Ania Kuczyńska)
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Milk and Honey (Beza projekt) Cuffs links with stripped flint (Dorota Kempko)
Cultural Programme in Poland Art for Social Change: 1000 artistic projects, 170 partner organizations, 60 cyclical events, 184 days of culture • •
special projects in cities: Krasnogruda, Warszawa, Sopot, Białystok, Katowice, Wrocław, Lublin, Kraków, Poznań European Culture Congress 8-11 September Wrocław
Grass root cultural initiatives and the Eastern Partnership
debates, workshops, design, music, theatre
Cultural Programme Abroad granicą I, Culture: 400 projects, 10 capital cities, 10 time zones, 100 days • Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo. • Programme pillars: Karol Szymanowski, Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Beats of Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Modern craft workshop i I, Culture Orchestra. •
This modern, original and wonderfully functional guide to Poland will attractively and easily help foreigners understand Poland and Poles and discover the most interesting places recommended by many public figures and culture animators. Its 208 pages present a comprehensive, clear and up-to-date review of the most important walks of life, from economic to social and to cultural (8 chapters). It focuses on places, people and phenomena which confirm the image of Poland, a country rich in traditions and at the same time creative, modern and dynamic. Publication is available from the presidency’s portal
Internet, Social Media
Polish projects prepared by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in cooperation with Polish and foreign partners will be presented in the most prestigious galleries, clubs and festivals, such as: Bozar, La Monnaie in Brussels, National Theatre, Whitechapel Gallery, London Jazz Festival in London, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid. www.culture.pl Numerous cultural projects of the Polish Cultural Institute in 22 cities of Europe nd USA as well as hundreds of projects of public and cultural diplomacy brought into life by over 100 Polish diplomatic outposts on all the continents.
Kuchnia PL/Cuisine PL The Polish Presidency is a great opportunity to promote Polish cuisine. An acclaimed successful virtuoso of the Polish cuisine, Adam Chrząstowski, will orchestrate exquisite menus with Polish dishes based on traditional ingredients for the High-level meetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists visiting Poland during the presidency will also receive a set of Polish recipes by sixteen chefs, including three foreigners working in the best Polish restaurants. Each recipe bases around one ingredient commonly associated with the Polish cuisine, e.g. herring, cucumber, cereal, poppy seed, venison) and is preceded by a description of the dish and its cultural background in a way that is comprehensive to every foreigner.Modern illustrations make the publication even more attractive.
Publication is available from the presidency’s portal
There is much more to the Polish Presidency. In the interest of natural environment, this publication has been deliberately limited to the key message, concepts and statistics. For more information please visit the official internet site on www.pl2011.eu.
The Polish Presidency is a green presidency.
Published on Oct 3, 2011