Björn Kjellström, Head of Office
I'm reliably informed that summer is here (not that you would know it). Still, it must be true, as according to the calendar on my wall the European Parliament is about to sit for its last plenary session ahead of recess .
Meanwhile back at Europe House we'll be talking about active ageing and human rights (specifically about the appointment of a brand new EU Envoy on Human Rights). We'll also be visiting the biggest village show in Cumbria to discuss how decisions made at EU level impact on people's daily lives when it comes to food, employment and the environment.
Then, as London braces itself for the Olympics, we'll be putting the finishing touches on our busy Autumn schedule.
Watch this space and have a great "summer" ☂
7 July 2012 - Skelton Show, Penrith, Cumbria
The Outreach Team of the European Parliament Information Office in the UK along with the Houses of Parliament Outreach team will be present at the largest village show in Cumbria. There will be a drop in session for the general public with their elected representatives (MEPs & MPs) and a stall providing information on how the decisions made at EU level affect daily life in areas such as food, employment and the environment. Staff will be available to answer questions and activities provided to encourage old and young to engage with each other, highlighting 2012 as the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity.
When: 09:00- 17:00
Where: Penrith, Cumbria
10 July 2012- Intergenerational Futures All Party Parliamentary Group, Europe House
The Centre for Intergenerational Practice is an initiative of the Beth Johnson Foundation based in Stoke and works in the areas of positive ageing, a specialist advocacy programme for older people with dementia. The group meets regularly with its members to discuss progress.
When: 12:00 - 16:00
Where: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
12 July 2012 - Giving a face to EU action on Human Rights
Edward McMillan Scott MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament will lead a round table discussion on the newly agreed EU Strategy on Human Rights, including the appointment of an EU Envoy on Human Rights, the first such special representative for the EU dedicated to a theme.
When: 12.00 to 13.30
Where: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3E - A sandwich lunch will be offered
RSVP: The event is open to all but space is limited. If you would like to attend please email Agnieszka.PIELA@ext.ec.europa.eu
14 September 2012- Joint Information Session on the European Parliament and the Houses of Parliament
The European Parliament and the Houses of Parliament Outreach teams will be giving a presentation to interested parties among civil society groups in the East Midlands on "How to Engage" with these respective Parliaments. Exact location to be confirmed but the sessions will be held between 10a.m-4p.m. For registration of interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
18 October 2012 - Local Democracy Week
The European Parliament Information Office in the UK will be taking part in a series of events organised by Portsmouth City Council on Thursday 18 October to mark Local Democracy Week. The Houses of Parliament Outreach team will also be in attendance
What's on in Europe House
The headquarters of the European Parliament and the European Commission in London hosts regular exhibitions that are open to the public. Please visit the 12 Star Gallery website to find out about the exhibitions coming up in Europe House.
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