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Register now for Mock Council of the EU, 11th September, Cardiff Bay

Schools across Wales are inivited to participate in a mock council of the EU, where pupils aged 16-18, with an interest in politics or current affairs will have the opportunity to learn about how the EU…

Register to vote the European Elections, 22nd May 2014

This year 400 million Europeans have the opportunity to vote for a new European Parliament, composed of 751 MEPs, who will set the course of European policies for the next 5 years. 73 MEPs will be elected…

Apply now for European work experience opportunities

Applications are open until Monday 10th March for ECTARC's European Work Placement Programme, giving graduates the opportunity to undertake a 3-4 week language course followed by a 10 week work placement…

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European Elections 22nd May - who will you vote for?

On 22nd May we have the opportunity to vote for a new European Parliament, composed of 751 MEPs who will set the course of European policies for the next 5 years.  73 MEPs will be elected for the…

Visit our European information stand at Rhyl Market

Over the next few weeks, Europe Direct Information Centre - Llangollen, will be taking information along to Rhyl street market, on Thursdays. So if you'd like to pick up some information about the…

Erasmus + Youth Workshop, Friday 7th March at 2pm, Future Inns, Cardiff

A free workshop on the Erasmus+ Youth Chapter is being organised at the Future Inns, Cardiff from 2pm (tea and coffee at 1:30pm) until 5pm on Friday 7th March 2014. This event is organised by Connect Cymru…

Welcome to EUROPE DIRECT Information Centre - Llangollen

If you live in Denbighshire or Flintshire, and have any questions related to Europe or the EU, visit, phone, email or write to EUROPE DIRECT Information Centre - Llangollen, today, FREE OF CHARGE.
 



European Parliament Elections 2014

The European Parliament Elections are taking place on 22nd May 2014 and your vote can make a difference!

'In the second biggest democratic exercise in the world, 400 million people can cast their vote for a new European Parliament. The 751 MEPs taking up their seats in July will not only set the course of European policies for the next five years but also elect the leader of the EU's executive body, the European Commission President. '

Would you like to learn a bit more about why to vote, who the candidates are and how the voting system works? Visit the site below for a comprehensive overview:

http://www.europarl.org.uk/en/your_MEPs/European_elections.html


Join the debate!

Click on the image below to connect with the EU using social media, read and contribute to blogs, join discussions and voice your opinion in consultations.  You can also find out how to contact your MEPs and other EU representatives.
 

You can set the agenda! 

In 2012, the EU citizens agenda was launched, allowing one million EU citizens to participate directly in the development of EU policies, by calling on the European Commission to make a legislative proposal. find out more by clicking on the image below:
 

Did you know that...
  • The right to move and reside freely within the territory of the EU Member States is one of the most highly valued rights granted by EU law and it is enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union?
 
  • In 2009, an estimated 11.9 million EU citizens were living in another member state than their own. 1.4 million of these were UK citizens living in another EU country.

For advice on all aspects of moving about in the EU (travel, work and retirement, vehicles, education, health, shopping, living abroad and family), click on the image below to visit 'Your Europe'.