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Activities in Scotland
Activities in Scotland
 

Activities Edinburgh 2010

SERN Annual Meeting

26/11/2011

The European Commission Representation in Scotland and the Edinburgh Information Office of the European Parliament jointly hosted the annual meeting of the Scottish European Resources Network (SERN) at the European Parliament Office on November 26th.
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On 25 November 2010 pupils from six secondary schools from the Glasgow area took part in the third of four regional heats of the 2011 Speaking Competition. Organised by the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET) it constitutes a great opportunity for pupils to debate and for winners and first runners up of each heat to participate in the final in Brussels.
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COPD Seminar

19/11/2011

On Friday 19 November Catherine Stihler MEP hosted a seminar at the Edinburgh Information Office of the European Parliament about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The event, titled "COPD - why is it such a silent killer in Scotland?" featured a number of experts in the field of respiratory diseases. Some thirty-five people attended, including members of the public as well as medical professionals.
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The European Commission Representation and the European Parliament Information Office for Scotland jointly hosted a seminar on 12 November on the future of the European Union's Cohesion Policy at the European Parliament office in Edinburgh.
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On Saturday 6 November 2010 the Modern Studies Association held its Annual Conference at the Scottish Parliament. Grace and Marta from the European Parliament Office in Scotland participated at the event by distributing many of the European Parliament's educational resources. Over 200 Modern Studies teachers from Scotland were delighted to receive these resources and very keen to start using them in their classrooms.
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The European Parliament Office in Scotland had a stall at Glasgow University's Internship Fair, held on October 19th in the University's Hunter Halls. Staff from the office was in Glasgow to raise awareness among the city's student body of the opportunities available to them to apply for both paid and unpaid internships with the European Parliament. The event was extremely successful, as the fair drew in some 2000 students who had come to explore the thirty or so stalls offering a diverse range of internships.
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Euro Quiz Glasgow

14/10/2011

The Scotland Office of the European Parliament joined forces with the European Movement Scotland on October 14th to organise a Euro pub quiz at the Glasgow University Union in Glasgow's West End. The participating teams were quizzed on their knowledge of all things Europe for five rounds, including a musical round featuring some foreign languages and musical MEPs, and a picture round that involved identifying famous people, coastlines, cityscapes and cuisine from across the EU.
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On October 1st, a conference entitled 'It's Everyone's Business' - Working Together to Combat Poverty' was hosted in Glasgow by the Poverty Alliance - which brings together a range of Scottish organisations dedicated to the eradication of poverty - with the support of the European Parliament Office in Edinburgh.
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On 23 September 2010 at the European Parliament Office in Scotland hosted a Scottish Government Ministerial Briefing on the evidence from Scotland of the benefits of an early transition to a low carbon economy, a key issue for the EU and the wider international community in the run up to the UNFCCC Conference in Cancun in December.
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The European Parliament Office in Scotland participated for the fourth consecutive year at the annual Scottish Learning Festival at the SECC in Glasgow on 22-23 September 2010. This year saw an estimated 6400 visitors to the Festival, an increase of 14% on last year's figures, and the European Parliament was delighted to respond to questions from nearly 200 teachers, both from the primary and secondary sectors on specific issues such as how the European Parliament's educational resources can be applied to the Scottish curriculum and ways and means of how to bring Europe into the Scottish classroom.
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On 10th September 2010, the European Parliament Office in Scotland hosted a seminar to discuss the impact of the EU and the Lisbon Treaty on sport in Scotland. The Treaty states that "the Union shall contribute to the promotion of European sporting issues, while taking account of the specific nature of sport, its structures based on voluntary activity and its social and educational function."
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On 24 June, the Chairman of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, Paolo de Castro MEP, visited the Royal Highland Show. The Royal Highland Show, is Scotland's leading outdoor event showcasing all that's best in Scottish farming, food and countryside. The 2010 took place at Ingliston, near Edinburgh from 24-27 June and attracted al most 180,000 visitors over the four days.
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