Europe Day – Cork Event

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Just a quick update. I have a meeting later today with the European Movement Ireland about an event in Cork for Europe Day. It will be held on Friday May 7th. There will be other events in other cities across the country.

To give you an idea what is planned this is what the European Movement have on their website:

As part of our Europe Day celebrations this year, EM Ireland staff and members will be canvassing in hubs around the country handing out lollipops, pens and balloons. We will also be distributing Citizens’ Initiative postcards, answering people’s questions, and generally having a chat about Europe. This will take place on Friday 7 May.

On Sunday 9 May, there will be a special screening of the My Vision for Europe videos in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar. The programme was coordinated in conjunction with the European Parliament in Dublin and the Temple Bar Cultural Trust. The standard of submissions was extremely high and we are delighted that the finalists’ videos from the schools project will be publicly broadcast on Europe Day itself.

If anyone would like to join in on the canvassing or come along to see the open air broadcast, we would love to see you there. Drop us a line on 01 662 5815 or send Billie an email at billie(at) for more details.

More details later!

Dont forget about My Europe Week which will be celebrating Europe Day online!

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Ask Margot Wallström

I have already posted one thing that is on tomorrow night, UCC LGBT’s debate on Civil Partnerships but clashing with that is a web cast over on with Ursula Halligan interview European Commission Vice President Mrs Margot Wallström. She will be focusing on three topics; the future direction of the European Union, the Lisbon Treaty and what it means for Ireland and the difficulties of communicating Europe. The webcast is being co-hosted by the European Movement Ireland

The Webcast will be on from 8-10pm and will feature a live chat! You can also submit your questions in advance but there is no guarantee that they will be asked.

Some info:
Margot Wallström was appointed Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Institutional Relations and Communication in August 2004. President Barroso created this post in order to improve the way the EU communicates ‘Europe’ to citizens. From 1999 till 2004, Margot served as Environment Commissioner in the Prodi Commission.

Before dedicating herself to the European Union, Margot spent most of her professional life being active in Swedish politics. From 1979 till 1985, she was Member of the Swedish Parliament. In 1988, she became Minister of Civil Affairs responsible for Consumer, Women and Youth matters and held this post for four years. In 1994, she was appointed Minister of Culture for two years and then Minister of Social Affairs for another two years.

Communications also played a key part in her career. From 1993 till 1994 she worked as CEO of TV Värmland, a Swedish Regional TV network. Between 1998 and 1999, she lived in Colombo (Sri Lanka) and worked as Executive Vice-President of Worldview Global Media.

She was born in Sweden on 28 September 1954 and graduated from high school in 1973.

Margot Wallström also has her own blog!

Now I have a choice to make hmmm…

What HAS Europe done for us?????

Check this out it is from the European Movement! I think its the UK one.

Very reminiscent of a Monty Python movie! pity about the quality!

I think its good. What are other peoples opinion on the EU?