Cardiff EDC News and Events
ERASMUS Reception, Thursday 23 October at 6.00pm
This event aims to welcome students visiting Cardiff on the ERASMUS Exchange Programme during 2014-15 and to explain how the Cardiff EDC can help them during their time in Wales, and to invite British students currently studying in Cardiff to find out more about the opportunities offered by the ERASMUS Programme.
The event will be an informal occasion with a free buffet and music from Pentreffest.
**This event is now fully booked**
The Role of National Parliaments in the EU, Thursday 20 November at 6.00pm
There is a debate across Europe as to what role national parliaments should play in policy making in the EU – would an increased role for national parliaments enhance or reduce the democratic legitimacy of the EU? In this context this event will examine how the House of Lords in the UK Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales relate to, and seek to influence, EU policy making.
With speakers from the UK Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales.
If you would like to attend this event please complete and return the booking form. Places are limited, so tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
EDC Network - ESO Project Training Course, 23-27 June 2014
In June 2014, as a continuing part of the EDC Network - ESO Project, the Cardiff EDC welcomed six EDC Librarians from Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. They came to Cardiff for training to become ESO Editorial Contributors.
European Sources Online (ESO) is the major European electronic information service hosted by the Cardiff EDC. Since ESO became a free access service in January 2014 usage worldwide has increased substantially. It is important that we continue to provide a high quality added value information service and expand coverage by widening our range of editorial contributors.
Europe Day Quiz, 8 May 2014
The seventh Europe Day Quiz took place on Thursday 8 May at the Cardiff EDC. Nine teams took part, composed of students, academic and administrative staff from Cardiff University, and members of the local community.
The questions can be downloaded from the link below. The answers are available on request - please email email@example.com.
European Parliament elections - will you be voting?, 27 March 2014
The Cardiff EDC and the Centre for European Law and Governance (CELAG) at Cardiff University held an event called European Parliament Elections 2014 - will you be voting? at the Cardiff EDC on 27 March. An audience made up of students and staff from Cardiff University and external guests came to hear two speakers and to discuss the issues.
Professor Roger Scully of the Wales Governance Centre outlined the role of the European Parliament in the EU policy making process and highlighted the increased powers the Parliament has obtained over the last thirty years. View Professor Scully's presentation.
Frederico Rocha from the Cardiff EDC led an interactive exercise involving the attendees voting on a range of seven issues which had been voted on in the European Parliament in the last few years, then illustrated how the voting patterns of our participants compared with that of the MEPs.
Careers in the EU, 13 February 2014
The Cardiff EDC held a ‘Careers in the EU’ event at the Centre on 13 February. The objective was to help young people find out about the procedures for getting a job or traineeship with the EU Institutions, and to hear from people who are working or have worked for the EU.
The event was organised jointly by the Cardiff EDC and Charles Whitmore, EPSO Ambassador to Cardiff University 2013/2014.
Further information about careers in the EU institutions is available in the following documents:
What Europe Means To Me, 28 November 2013
The Cardiff EDC, in collaboration with the Centre for European Law and Governance in the Cardiff Law School, held its third annual ‘What Europe Means To Me’ event on Thursday 28 November. Twelve young Europeans (mainly from our current full-time and part-time interns) spoke ‘from the head and the heart’ on the theme of what ‘Europe’ means to them in 2013.
ERASMUS Reception, 24 October 2013
We held our annual ERASMUS reception at the Cardiff EDC on Thursday 24 October 2013. Students visiting Cardiff on the ERASMUS programme from twelve European Union countries (plus Morocco and Turkey) joined UK students at Cardiff planning to go on an ERASMUS exchange.
Reception for the Consular Association in Wales and the Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University, 16 September 2013
The Honorary Consuls of the Consular Association in Wales and the President and Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University, Professor Colin Riordan attended a reception at the Cardiff EDC on Monday 16 September 2013. The aim was to introduce the objectives and work of the Centre to these key people. Janet Peters, Director of University Libraries, and Ian Thomson, Director of the Cardiff EDC, hosted and spoke at the event.
Europe Day Quiz, 9 May 2013
The sixth annual Europe Day Quiz took place on Thursday 9 May 2013 at the Cardiff EDC. Ten teams took part, composed of students, academic and administrative staff from Cardiff University, and members of the local community.
The question sheet for the quiz can be downloaded from the link below. The answers are available on request - please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wales and the European Union: Past, Present and Future, 18 April 2013
With 2013 marking the 40th anniversary of Wales joining the European Union, Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the Wales Governance Centre, spoke of developments over those forty years and of current and future challenges. David Hughes, Head of the European Commission Representation in Wales, also contributed to the evening, followed by a lively open discussion.
Regionalism and Separatism in the European Union, 21 February 2013
Issues relating to regions such as Scotland, Catalonia and Flanders are in the news. What are the wider implications for the European Union? A discussion led by Dr Jo Hunt, Cardiff Law School.
Further information about the issues discussed at the event can be found in this presentation: