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In 2013 Europe Direct Aberdeen are again taking part in the annual European Christmas Decoration Exchange project for primary schools organised by EDIC Llangollen in Wales. Now in its eighth year the project helps educate young people about the many different cultures and traditions based around the Christmas festivities. Children from the participating schools, we have eight local schools taking part this year, make Christmas decorations representative of their region and also produce information packs about how Christmas is celebrated including recipes, songs and other information on their region. These are then sent out to all the schools and Europe Direct centres in their groups, with each school and EDIC decorating their trees with the decorations they receive in return. Throughout December as the packages start to arrive their is great excitement as the contents explored. So far this year we have received decorations from Italy, France, Poland, Malta, Spain, latvia and Wales. Alll our decorations will be displayed on our tree in the Information Centre so please pop in past and admire them.
Euro Talk Aberdeen Newsletter
The latest Euro Talk Aberdeen Newsletter is available to view below- Once you have read it let us know if you enjoyed it or if there are any topics that you would like to see covered in future editions. Simply drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
EDIC Aberdeen Fact Files
EDIC Aberdeen regulary produce Fact Files as part of a series of small leaflets allowing citizens to find out about the role of the European Union and their rights in various key areas of European policy.
Currently these have been removed to update the information contained in them due to various changes including a new Member State, Croatia, joining in July 2013. The updated versions will be uploaded asap.
In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for topics that you would like Europe Direct to cover in these leaflets please get in touch.
EDIC Aberdeen Roadshow
Come along to the next EDIC Aberdeen Roadshow and find the answers to any of your questions on the European Union.
Northfield Community Library
16th December 2013
2 - 4 pm
Taking Care of our Roots
From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, many products are from European farms. A new EU campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture to our everyday lives.
In the EU there are 12 million farmers working full time in the EU along with another 36 million jobs directly relying on European agriculture. However, studies have shown that Europe's urban population feels increasingly disconnected from rural life and farming. The 'Taking care of our roots' campaign aims to highlight how important agriculture is and how the various EU farming policies help support it. Visit the Taking Care of our Roots Website
Download the EU Treaties as e-Books
Download and read in e-Book format the Consolidated Treaty on European Union and the EURATOM Treaty.
Available at EU Treaties e-Books
Travelling in Europe
Visit the Your Europe - Travel webpage which is full of useful information for people travelling in the EU. Whether you are on holiday or on business, you will find practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need, to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.
Emergencies in the EU
In the UK 999 remains as the main emergency number. 112 in UK How it works PDF
The Countries of Europe
A new feature on the Europa website is an interactive map and listings of the countries of Europe.
Each of the above links will take you to a map of Europe and a list of countries. Clicking on the name of the country on the map or on the list to the left will bring up a brief overview of that country
Europe for Business
Your Europe - Business A multilingual service providing practical information and online government services for companies looking for business in another EU country.
Provided jointly by the European Commission and national authorities.
Europe for Kids
Discover more about your European neighbours in "The EU: What's it all about?", enjoy the interactive games and quizzes and find out about your rights on the Kids Corner webpage.
Europe for Youth
A gateway to citizenship and mobility for young people in Europe!
The European Youth Portal offers European and national information of interest to young people who are living, learning and working in Europe. The portal covers 31 countries and is available in 25 languages.
EU Events and Initiatives
*NEW* European Citizens' Initiative
You are now able to call on the Commission to make legislative proposals on EU policy. A new website has all the information on how to launch a "citizens' initiative".
Find out more at:
The European Citizens' Initiative page
The European Commission has launched a new website for researchers. EURAXESS - Researchers in motion will provide researchers with easy access to information in four main areas:
EURAXESS Services: information for mobile researchers
EURAXESS Jobs: on-line researchers's vacancies and funding opportunities
EURAXESS Rights: European Researchers' Charter and Code implementation
EURAXESS Links: networking of European researchers abroad and third-country researchers in Europe
At the Euraxess: Researchers in motion page you will find a free one-stop-shop listing research jobs and funding opportunities in Europe.
Researchers: Search for up-to-date vacancies and post your CVs.
Employers: Post your vacancies and find qualified research talent.
Press Releases, Current Consultations & Useful Links
Please go to Europe Direct Press Releases & Links
Europe Direct Information Centre - Aberdeen
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