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Tour de Leeds

Published on June 18, 2014 by in blog, slider

Tour de Leeds Libraries : Monday 23rd June - Friday 4th July

 

 

 

Popular local children’s author Tom Palmer www.tompalmer.co.uk will snap on his bicycle clips and cycle his way around all the libraries in Leeds as part of a special Tour de France author tour – on wheels!

Tom will be greeted at each library by groups of children from local schools, who will hear him talk about his love of books, the joy of reading and how libraries changed his life. Tom will also be reading a special short story he has written to celebrate this momentous occasion in Leeds – involving a young girl, her bike, a visit to the library and a wonderful adventure.

There will also be an opportunity to pick up useful resources and information from Europe Direct. Tom has also produced a brilliant resource pack for schools, which is also available to download and is funded by Europe Direct. http://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/Pages/Schools-library-service.aspx

 

 

 
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Le Tour Leeds – Cycling starts here

Published on June 18, 2014 by in blog, slider

 

Visit http://letouryorkshire.com for all the latest information

Le  Tour is coming to Leeds, there’s more to the Tour de France than the Grand Depart with many events taking place across Leeds. Check them out here: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/events/Pages/eventsResults.aspx?t=2965

Tour de Leeds Libraries : Monday 23rd June - Friday 4th July

Popular local children’s author Tom Palmer www.tompalmer.co.uk will snap on his bicycle clips and cycle his way around all the libraries in Leeds as part of a special Tour de France author tour – on wheels!

 

The Tour de France is the third largest sporting event in the world, established in 1903. Set over three weeks and covering 3,500 km, teams compete for the yellow jersey in July each year. Twelve million spectators of all ages line the route to watch the famed publicity caravan and to support the cyclists. 2,000 journalists and photographers cover the Tour de France and it is broadcast to 190 countries by 85 TV channels ensuring a worldwide audience of three billion.

The Tour de France Grand Départ will start at 11.10am on the Headrow, opposite the Leeds Art Gallery, on Saturday 5 July 2014.  Two hours before at 9.10am the publicity caravan will set off from the Headrow.

The caravan and the race will take the following route in Leeds

The Headrow to to A61 Sheepscar Interchange (via Regent Street)

A61 Sheepscar Interchange to A61/Leeds Ring Road

A61 Leeds Ring Road to A659 Arthington Lane (via Harewood House)

A659 Arthington Lane to A660 Leeds/Bradford Boundary (via Pool and Otley)

They will then leave the Leeds boundary and travel on to the Yorkshire Dales and end with a sprint finish in Harrogate late in the afternoon between 4.20pm – 4.45pm.

Stage 2 on Sunday 6 July will start in York at 11.00am and finish in Sheffield between 4.15pm – 4.45pm.  Along the way it will pass through Knaresborough, Harrogate, Blubberhouses, Keighley, Haworth, Hebden Bridge, Elland, Huddersfield and Holmfirth.

Stage 3 on Monday 7 July will start in Cambridge and finish in London.

For the latest information on the Grand Départ of the 2014 Tour de France including travel and transport guidance, visit www.letouryorkshire.com

 

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/GrandDepart.aspx

 

 

 

 

 
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European Cooperation Day -video competition

Published on June 18, 2014 by in blog

 

 

European Cooperation Day celebrates the benefits and achievements of Territorial Cooperation through local events throughout Europe. It takes place on 21 September 2014.

INTERACT has launched a VIDEO COMPETITION entitled ‘border issues, border solutions’.

Join in on the celebration of European Cooperation Day by submitting a video that represents cooperation between people in Europe and win a trip to Milan to be part of the European Cooperation Day kick off event!

The detail on how to prepare and register entries to the competition is available at the following link:

http://voting.ecday.eu/

The deadline is 15th July 2014.

 
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Fairtrade Food and Drink Mini Festival Saturday 7 June

Published on June 4, 2014 by in blog

 
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Results of the 2014 European Elections

Published on May 31, 2014 by in blog

 

 

 

http://www.results-elections2014.eu/en/election-results-2014.html
 

 
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Languages take you further – Click and hear Europeans speaking in their languages!

Published on May 27, 2014 by in blog, slider


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://europe.org.uk/external/languages-take-you-further-tool/

 
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European Road Safety Day

Published on May 9, 2014 by in blog

The European Commission, in cooperation with the Greek EU Presidency, is hosting European Road Safety Day in Athens on 9 May 2014. The video was produced for this occasion and aimed at showing the main achievements of European Union in the area of road safety, as European roads are considered to be the safest in the world today and the number of road fatalities decreased tremendously over last 20 years.            

http://europa.eu/!rq44Tk

 

 
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Europe Direct Information Centres User/Enquirer Survey

Published on May 8, 2014 by in blog, slider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This survey is being conducted on behalf of the UK network of Europe Direct Information Centres (EDICs). The purpose of the survey is to find out who is using EDICs and what for.

The survey should only take a few minutes to complete and your answers will help the EDICs develop the services they provide.

The survey is being conducted on an anonymous basis.

The survey should only take a few minutes to complete. It can be completed online by clicking on the following link:

https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=139505321075

Please answer each question by following the instructions. For some questions, you will need to tick just one box and for other questions you may need to tick more than one. In some cases, you need to write in your answer. Please read the instructions at each question carefully.

An independent research agency, Creative Research, is conducting the research on behalf of the European Commission Representation in the UK. Creative Research works to the professional code of conduct of the Market Research Society. The research is being conducted on a confidential and anonymous basis; it is also entirely voluntary. Neither the European Commission Representation in the UK nor the individual EDICs will know who has taken part in the research and the findings will be fed back on an unattributed, aggregated basis.

 

 

 
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National Walking Month May 2014

Published on May 2, 2014 by in blog

Join Living Streets for National Walking  Month in May

National Walking Month is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of the benefits of walking. Running from 1 May  it incorporates Walk to Work Week (12-16 May) and Walk to School Week (19-23 May).

For four weeks Living Streets is encouraging people across the UK to enjoy walking their way, be it walking to work, raising money for their favourite charity or walking their children to school, the opportunities are endless.

Walk to Work Work 12-16th May

Walk to School Week 19-23rd May

 
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European Youth Event #EYE2014

Published on April 28, 2014 by in blog

The European Youth Event 2014 will take place 9-11 May 2014 in Strasbourg. With the motto “Ideas for a better Europe” the event will bring together thousands of Europeans aged between 16 and 30.

The EYE offers a large variety of activities, political debates and workshops with European political decision-makers and high-profile speakers from business and civil society, role-play games and idea laboratories for young participants, the YO!Fest (Youth Village and Festival) organized by the European Youth Forum and much more.

Activities will focus on five main themes:

Youth Unemployment;
Digital Revolution;
Future of the European Union;
Sustainability;
European Values.

Follow #EYE2014 on social media and join the debate online.

More information on the event:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/eye2014/en/news/news.html

 
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