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We produce a bi-monthly newsletter Euro Talk, various booklets, videos and fact files
We also have a range of publications from the EU institutions in the EDIC centre available to pick up or request.
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Dance for Europe Day 2015, 9 May 2015, 11am - 2pm, Central Library
We are celebrating diversity across Europe with a dance extravaganza. Drop into the Central Library on Europe Day between 11am and 2pm to watch demonstrations of dance styles from across the EU by City Moves. You can also have a go with a free taster session!
The activities will be captured on film and combined with clips from across Europe to feature in our dance compilation video, celebrating diversity and culture in the EU
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European Passport to Active Citizenship
It's our Europe! It's our voice! But how to put this into practice?
The new EPTAC in 23 official languages facilitates public participation across the European Union, the world's biggest transnational democracy, with its 28 member states, 500 regions and more than 100 000 municipalities.
Trying to change the education system? Having a problem with poisoned food products? Want to move the lorries from road to rail? Or having problems registering your company across the border? EU citizens have many rights and face hard choices but they need to know what options they have to influence issues and in which arenas. Find out more ...
On the 9th of March we celebrated International Women's Day with a lunchtime blether about various gender equality topics. Our invited panel of Professor Rita Marcella (RGU), Professor Marysia Zalewski (University of Aberdeen) and Doctor Elaine Cameron (International Anglican Women's Network) gave their unique perspectives on the topics of education, gender pay gap, female genital mutilation (FGM), shared parental leave and gender stereotypes. There was a lively discussion with members of the audience asking questions and adding further perspective on the topics discussed. A video of the event will follow shortly.
Reducing our risk of disaster
While natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, drought and cyclones cannot be prevented, the number of lives they claim and the damage they cause can be greatly reduced with preparation and protection measures. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) saves lives and strengthens the resilience of communities, enabling them to anticipate, absorb and bounce back from shocks. The Commission's humanitarian funding for DRR in 2014 reached approximately 16 million people. That investment of 122 million, or 13% of The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department's (ECHO) humanitarian funding, was an important contribution to global efforts to build a culture of safety and resilience among vulnerable communities. Find out more
European Year for Development
2015 has been designated as the year for development looking at the role of the EU in the wider world. Did you know that the European Union is present and active in most countries in the world? There are 139 EU Delegations spread around the globe who are our eyes and ears on the ground. Working in at times extremely challenging and dangerous conditions they contribute to building solid and lasting partnerships. Having championed the UN Millennium Development Goals, the EU is now helping shape a global development agenda that will deliver lasting change and take us closer to the ultimate aim: a decent life for all.
The European Year for Development website has more information about the year of development including stories and events.
Latvia Presidency of the Council of the EU
Every six months the Presidency of the Council of European Union rotates. The current rotation has seen Latvia take over the Presidency from Italy. This is the first time Latvia has held the presidency since being admitted into the EU in 2004. You can find out more about the Latvian Presidency at the official website. To find out more about Latvia take a look at the Europa Country File. The picture above is of the capital Riga.
Videos to watch
In this feature we bring together a monthly selection of short videos on a range of topics and areas to do with the EU.
"We are INSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable Fish"
The European Union is a world leader in fisheries management and aquaculture standards. Over the last decade, EU policies have had a positive impact in places such as the North-East Atlantic where more and more stocks are caught sustainably but there is a lot more work to be done. Ourupcoming booklet "EU Marine Animals; Their Life in Your Hands" explores this topicand others that are threatening our marine animals. Buying sustainable fish is one way in which you can help. Find out more via:
Who's Who in the new European Commission?
The new European Commission took office last week, but who are they? What has each member of the new commission done before? What are their areas of responsibility in the new Commission? To find out the answer to these questions and more you can:
- Visit the new European Commission website.
- View visual CVs on the European Commission Pinterest page.
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