The European Commission is made up of 28 Commissioners; one from each EU member state. Following the resignation of the UK’s Commissioner, Jonathan Hill. Sir Julian King, who is currently the British Ambassador to France has been designated as his successor. The infographic below explains in brief the relationship between national government, the Commission and the European Parliament.
London to Brussels – Theresa May
What do you know about the country which took over the EU Presidency from 1 July ?
County Durham has a link with the Slovak town of Banksá Bystrica which goes back over 50 years.
Until Article 50 is invoked, the UK cannot begin negotiations with the other 27 member states to resolve the UK’s new relationship with the European Union.
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The International Relations team at Durham County Council organises five and six day residential study visits to France and Germany for pupils from Y5 – Y9.
In 2016/17, we will also be organising visits with a history focus for Y9/10 pupils to the Somme region of France.
The visits can be tailored to meet the requirements of your school and price includes return travel by coach from school with ferry or Eurotunnel crossing, full board from arrival at the destination, insurance, collective passport, teaching resources and an excursion booking service. A full school party is deemed to be 35 pupils accompanied by 3/4 staff. Smaller school groups may be combined with other school parties.
For full details and to discuss your school requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Discovery Weeks brochure
We are pleased to be able schools the opportunity to bid for one of 20 £75 grants to mark the European Day of Languages ( 26th September )
The grants are designed to support language learning activities or support intercultural awareness events. Costs relating to food tasting activities are not eligible for funding.
The deadline for applications to be considered is 9th September but early application is both preferred and recommended,
EDOL advert 2016
EDoL 2016 Application form
Our annual teachers’ conference takes place on 5th July at the Castlegate conference centre in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The conference programme is found here BUILDING BRIDGES – draft programme
The presentations given by our guest speakers can be found here – Building Bridges
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