Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union 01.07.-31.12.2011 The logo symbolizes dynamism, positive energy and solidarity. It depicts Poland as a modern and young-spirited country which is a force for change in Europe. The presidency logo was created by Jerzy Janiszewski, designer of the now world-famous "Solidarity" logo which became the historic symbol of Poland's transition to freedom and democracy in the region.
The Presidency in numbers 184 days
European integration as a source of growth Internal market
EU Budget 2014-2020
Commencement of negotiations
EU Budget connected with the Europe 2020 strategy
Completion of negotiations with Ukraine, India, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia
Reduction of roaming fees SME access to funds
The role of cohesion policy and the CAP
Intellectual capital Investments in infrastructure and human capital
1,200 trained experts Over 30,000 delegates attending meetings in Poland 80 liaison officers from amongst almost 3,000 candidates PLN 430 million - total Presidency budget 2010-2012 Over PLN 10 million in savings thanks to support from private sector partners
Opening of negotiations with Moldova and Georgia
50 ministerial meetings in 5 Polish cities
Progress in Doha Development Round negotiations
Around 1,500 meetings in Brussels and Luxembourg
More than 300 expert meetings and 200 events under the auspices of the Presidency
Cities of the Presidency Europe benefiting from openness European Union expansion
Signing the Accession Treaty with Croatia
Development of the Eastern Partnership (Eastern Partnership summit in Warsaw)
Continuation of accession negotiations with Turkey
Support for democracy movements in North Africa
Progress in negotiations with Iceland
New strategy for the EU's relations with the Arab world
Support for the European aspirations of the Western Balkans
Analysis of the EU's external energy policy Development of recommendations to strengthen common EU energy policy
Expert meetings and events are being organized under the auspices of the Presidency in many other towns and cities throughout Poland
Selected events in Poland
European security Energy security
The most important meetings during the Presidency will take place in five Polish cities These are: Sopot - July Wrocław - September Kraków - October Poznań - November Warszawa - December
Common Foreign and Security Policy Strengthening of the EU's capabilities to plan and implement crisis management operations Strengthening of the EU's operational capabilities Development of NATO-EU cooperation
Food security Discussion on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy Effective use of EU funds 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
Official inauguration of the Presidency (Warsaw) Joint meeting between the Polish Cabinet and the European Commission (Warsaw) Informal meeting of EU-27 foreign ministers (Sopot) European Congress of Women (Warsaw) Eastern Partnership Summit (Warsaw) European Cultural Congress (Wroclaw) Single Market Forum (Cracow) European Tourism Forum (Cracow) 5th EU Equality Summit (Poznan) Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Poznan)
High-level conference for the EU's southern neighbours (Warsaw)
Gifts promoting Polish design Delegates arriving at Presidency meetings traditionally receive small gifts... The Polish Presidency promotes Polish young designers, minimalism, traditional materials and modernism which alludes to tradition and nature.
The winning projects are: Spinning tops (Monika Wilczyńska) • Document folders (Ania Kuczyńska) • Milk and honey (Beza projekt) • Striped flint cufflinks (Dorota Kempko)
National Cultural Programme
International Cultural Programme
Art for Social Change: 1,000 arts projects, 170 partner organizations, 60 recurrent events, 184 cultural days special projects in: Krasnogruda, Warszawa, Sopot, Białystok, Katowice, Wrocław, Lublin, Kraków, Poznań • European Cultural Congress 8-11 September, Wroclaw grass-roots cultural initiatives and the Eastern Partnership • debates, workshops, design, music and theatre www.prezydencja.nina.gov.pl
About Poland A modern, original, and very useful guide to Poland. This attractive and easy-to-read guide helps foreigners understand Poland and its people and discover many fascinating places recommended by public figures and organizers of cultural activities. Its 208 pages present a consistent, transparent, and upto-date review of the most significant areas in Poland’s economic, community, and cultural life (8 chapters). It draws attention to places, people, and phenomena that emphasize Poland’s rich traditions on the one hand and its creativity, modernity, and dynamism on the other. The guide is available on the Presidency website
Internet, social media
I, Culture: 400 projects, 10 capital cities, 10 time zones, 100 days • Projects in: Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo. Mainstays of the programme: Karol Szymanowski, Czestaw Mitosz, Stanisław Lem, Beats ot Freedom, I, Culture Puzzle. Modern crafts workshop and I, Culture Orchestra. • Polish Project developer by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in cooperation with Polish and international partners will be presented at leading galleries, theatres, 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 events by 22 Polish Institutes in Europe and the USA as well as hundreds of public and cultural diplomacy projects by over 100 Polish embassies all around the world.
Polish Cuisine The Polish Presidency presents an unparalleled opportunity to promote Polish cuisine. One of the country’s leading chefs, Adam Chrząstowski, is overseeing the creation of a select menu of Polish dishes based on ingredients native to the country which will be served at high level meetings in Poland and Brussels. Foreign delegations and journalists visiting Poland during the Presidency will also be presented with a collection of recipes for Polish dishes specially prepared by 16 chefs, including three professionals from outside Poland, who on a daily basis work in some of Poland’s leading restaurants. The point of departure for each recipe is an ingredient commonly associated with Polish cuisine (e.g. herring, cucumbers, buckwheat groats, poppy seeds, and venison). Each recipe is preceded by a description of the ingredient – including its cultural context, which is aimed at being comprehensible for foreigners unacquainted with Polish cuisine. The publication is enhanced by the addition of modern illustrations. The publication is available on the Presidency website.
A lot can be written about the Polish EU Presidency. With the environment in mind however, we are limiting this brochure to key phrases, terms, and statistics. For more information please visit the official website at www.pl2011.eu.
Poland’s EU Presidency is a green Presidency.