Prezydencja 2011Le site officiel de la présidence polonaise pl2011.eu vient de démarrer. Il sera désormais la principale voix d’information sur les événements courants liés à la présidence.
The Council of Ministers adopted the “Six-Month Programme of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council in the Second Half of 2011”, presented by the government's plenipotentiary for the preparation of government administration and Poland’s Presidency of the EU Council.
The main objective of the Polish Presidency shall be that of leading the European Union towards faster economic growth, and an enhanced political community. In order to achieve these targets, the Polish Presidency will concentrate on three fundamental priorities: “European integration as the source of growth”, “Secure Europe”, and “Europe benefiting from openness”.
Symbolic delivery by the Prime Minister of Hungary of Presidency in the EU Council
-  01 July 2011 Fri, 12:00
The symbolic handover of the EU Council Presidency by the Prime Minister of Hungary will encompass a welcome lunch given by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland for the Hungarian Prime Minister, followed by a press conference during which the Presidency of the EU Council will be officially handed over to Poland. Organiser: The Chancellery of the Prime Minister.
Official inauguration of Polish Presidency in the EU Council -  01 July 2011 Fri, 18:00
The official inauguration of the Polish Presidency will gather a number of distinguished guests:  the president of the European Parliament, the president of the European Council, the president of the European Commission and the Hungarian Prime Minister, among others. After the inauguration, the invited guests will see a performance of the opera "King Roger". Apart from this, a public concert will be organised on the Parade Square in Warsaw. Organiser: The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
La conférence antérieure au Conseil informel Compétitivité sur l'Espace européenne de la recherche
-  20 July 2011
La conférence sera centrée sur l’Espace européen de la recherche et sur une pleine exploitation du capital intellectuel de l’Europe. La conférence réunira des délégations des 27 États membres, dont les ministres de la Recherche, ainsi qu’une délégation de la Commission européenne, dont le commissaire chargé de la recherche et de l’innovation, une délégation du Secrétariat général du Conseil de l’UE, ainsi que des représentants des pays de l’AELE.
La conférence aura pour but d’échanger des vues sur la création et le fonctionnement de l’Espace européen de la recherche, encourageant une pleine exploitation du capital intellectuel de l’Europe. Une attention particulière se focalisera sur la coopération entre le milieu universitaire et les entités économiques (entre autres, en matière de transfert du savoir), la modernisation des universités et la mobilité des jeunes chercheurs.
L’Espace européen de la recherche a été établi en 2000 afin d’assurer une cohésion et d’augmenter le rôle de la recherche scientifique en Europe. Il vise à mieux profiter des ressources et des institutions de recherche à l’échelle européenne, d’augmenter les investissements privés dans la recherche et dans le développement, ainsi qu‘à renforcer la mobilité des personnels et des chercheurs. En dépit de plusieurs avancées, le processus de création de l’Espace européen de la recherche n’est pas terminé et, au cours des années à venir, il nécessitera une intensification des actions visant à exploiter pleinement le capital intellectuel de l’Europe.
Plenary meeting of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network with the Steering Group’s meeting - 13 September 2011 Tue, 08:00

A meeting of national representatives of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, together with a meeting of the Steering Group and Task Group.
The aim of the ninth plenary meeting of national representatives of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network within the Lifelong Learning Programme is to discuss the issues related to the implementation of the work agenda for the 2011-2012 contract period.
Issues concerning the project budget for each of the countries participating in the project, and information about the exchange of good practices in the four Working Groups of the Network will be introduced. The meeting will provide an opportunity to exchange information and present the achievements of the project. The meeting will also feature a presentation on the guidance system of the country of Presidency.
Euroguidance Network meeting - 15 September 2011 Thu, 08:00
A meeting of national coordinators of the Euroguidance Network combined with workshops of the Network Working Groups.
The aim of the meeting of national coordinators of the Euroguidance Network within the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme is to discuss issues related to the current activity of the Network. Issues concerning the project budget for each of the countries, and information about the activities of the five Working Groups of the Network will be introduced.
The meeting will provide an opportunity to exchange information and present selected best practices. The meeting will also feature a presentation on the guidance system of the country of Presidency.
5th Language and Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics - 25 November 2011 Fri, 08:00

Language and Technology (LTC) conferences have been organized since 1995, and regularly every two years since 2005 in Poznań. LTC 2011 conference is addressed to the international scientific and economic communities dealing with IT technologies related to the use of natural language (Human Language Technologies).
Among groups that are particularly interested in the area are IT specialists and linguists; persons/institutions interested in international cooperation in the area of IT technologies; the European Commission (observers); master- and doctoral-level students of particular disciplines.
The main aims of the project are:
- to present international achievements in Human Language Technology
- to discuss trends and challenges facing the international community in terms of Human Language Technology.
The project, in addition to enabling traditional sharing of experiences between research teams, is an opportunity to present at an international arena (attended by observers from the European Union) priorities as expressed by the Polish and international scientific community concerning work priorities and directions to eliminate shortcomings and gaps in the development of language technology, in particular in terms of languages that have so far been insufficiently represented in scientific and R&D projects and undertakings, and offers an opportunity to co-decide about the scope of integrated scientific research in priority areas.
In this area, LTC cooperates with the “Fostering Language Resources Network” initiative supported by the European Commission and associating 38 international partners, including the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The initiative assumes “development of a common view in the area of (Technological) Language Resources and Language (Information) Technology for the years to come and support of the European strategy for consolidation of the sector and support of competitiveness in European and global scales. In particular, the Less-Resourced Languages (LRL) Workshop that started at the previous conference (LTC 2009, Poznań) will be continued under the name "The 2nd LRL WORKSHOP (A JOINT LTC-ELRA-FLaReNet-META_NET EVENT): Addressing the Gaps in Language". We expect 200 participants (with 100–120 speeches), mainly from Europe. The conference will be held in English.