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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 presents Poland as a modern country, young in its spirit, initiating positive changes in Europe. Jerzy Janiszewski is the author of the logo, the same person who designed the famous logo of "Solidarity", which became a historic symbol of the Polish path 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 Decrease of reaming prices Access to the capital for SME Intellectual capital

EU budget for 2014-2020

Trade negotiations

Initiating negotiations

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

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

Opening of the negotiations with Georgia and Moldova

Investing in infrastructure and human resources

Development in negotiations of the Doha round

184 days 1200 trained experts Over 30 000 delegates - members of meetings in Poland 80 liaison officers chosen from over 3000 candidates 105 mln eur - the entire presidency budget for 2010-2012 Over 2.4 mln eur of savings thanks to business partnership support 50 ministerial summits in 5 cities in Poland Over 300 expert meetings and 200 events hosted by the presidency Over 1500 meetings in Brussels and Luxemburg

Cities of the presidency

Europe using the openness Expansion of the EU

Neighbourhood Policy

Signing the Treaty of Accession with Croatia

Development of the Eastern Partnership (with PW summit in Warsaw)

Continuing of the accession negotiations with Turkey

Supporting democratization in North African countries

Development in negotiations with Ireland

New strategy of EU relations with the Arabic world

The most important meetings of the presidency will take place in five cities in Poland. These are: Sopot - July Wrocław - September Kraków - October Poznań - November Warszawa - December In many other places in the entire country experts meetings and events of the presidency will be organized.

Supporting the European aspirations of the Western Balkans

Chosen events in Poland

Safe Europe


Energy safety

Common Foreign Affairs and Safety policy

Analysis of the status of the external energy strategy of EU

Reinforcing the EU abilities to plan and execute the emergency situation management

kryzysoweg Developing recommendations for reinforcing the common energy strategy of the EU

poli NATO-UE

Reinforcing the operative abilities of the EU Developing the cooperation with NATO na rynek

Food safety Discussion over the future of the Common Agricultural Policty Effective use of financial supplies of the EU

Maintaining the orientation to the market

1/07 Official inauguration of the presidency (Warsaw) 8/07 Common meeting of the Polish Cuncil of Ministers with the European Commission 2-3/09 Incognito meeting of the ministers of foreign affairs EU-27 (Sopot) 17-18/09 European Women's Congress (Warsaw) 29-30/09 Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw) 8-11/09 European Congress of Culture (Wrocław) 2-4/10 Internal Market Forum (Cracow) 5-7/10 European Turism Forum (Cracow) 14-15/11 5th European Summit for Equality (Poznań) 28-29/11 Forum of the Citizenship's Society of the Eastern Partnership (Poznań) 1-2/12 Conference of the high level for Southern EU Neighbourhood countries (Warsaw)

Souvernirs promoting the Polish design Delegats coming for the presidency meetings will, as part of a tradition, be given a small souvenir... Polish presidency counts on the young, Polish designers, on minimalism, traditional materials, modernity connected to tradition and nature.

Victorious projects: • •

Bączki (Monika Wilczyńska) Aktówki (Ania Kuczyńska)

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Mleko i miód (Beza projekt) Spinki z krzemieniem pasiastym (Dorota Kempko)

Country's Cultural Project

Cultural projects over the border

Art for Social Change: 1000 artistic projects, 170 partnership organizations, 60 periodical events, 184 culture days • special projects in cities: Krasnogruda, Warsaw, Sopot, Białystok, Katowice, Wrocław, Lublin, Cracow, Poznań • Europejski Culture Congress 8-11 September in Wrocław • rank-and-file cultural initiatives and Eastern Partnership • debates, trainings, designs, music, theatre

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. Warsztat nowoczesnego rzemiosła i I, Culture Orchestra. • Polish projects prepared by the 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 Theatre, Whitechapel Gallery, London Jazz Festival in London, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid. • Numerous cultural projects of Polish Institutes in 22 European and American cities and a several hundreds of projects of public and cultural diplomacy, realized by over a 100 diplomatic embassies of the Republic of Poland on all continents.

Modern, original and very functional tour over Poland. In an attractive and easy way it helps the foreigners to understand Poland and Poles, to discover the most interesting places recommended by a circle of public personas and culture animators. On its 208 pages it presents cohert, clear and actual review of the most important sections of the economic, social and cultural life in Poland (8 chapters). It gives attention for those places, people and phenomena, which confirm the image of Poland as a country with rich traditions, but at the same time creative, modern and dynamic..

Polish Cuisine Polish presidency is an excellent chance to promote the Polish cuisine. One of the most valuable Polish chefs, Adam Chrząstowski, leads the creation of the breathtaking menu with Polish dishes, made on local products, for the meetings of highest priority in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists visiting Poland during its presidency will

Book available on the presidency portal

gain a pack of recipees for Polish cuisine, in modern way aranged by 16 chefs, including three foreigners, working every day in Polish restaurants. The exit point to each recipee is a product widely associating with Polish cuisine (e.g.

Internet and social media

herring, cucumber, groats, poppy seeds, game). Each recipee is preceeded by a description understandable for a foreign receiver, including his cultural background. The book is decorated with very modern illustrations. Book available on the presidency portal

About the Polish presidency one can write long and time-taking. Caring for the natural environment, in this brochure we counsciously restrict only to key notions and statistics. For more information, we invite for the official Internet portal

The Polish presidency is a green presidency.

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