EU Information Session Announced in Treorchy
Welsh MEP Derek Vaughan is holding an information session in Treorchy on 18/06/2016 to help people understand the EU and what EU membership means for Wales, so they can make an informed decision in the EU referendum.
Mr Vaughan said the information sessions are a chance for locals from across the Rhondda valley to ask questions and raise the issues that matter to them:
“With Europe at the top of everyone’s agenda at the moment it’s become clear to me that there are specific issues that people want to raise and understand better.
"I'd encourage people to come along on Saturday with any questions about the EU and what EU membership means for Wales.
"The European Union has done a lot around here. Just in the local council area 1,345 enterprises have been helped by European Union funding, 770 have been created, 8,475 people have been helped into work, 2,525 jobs have been created and 6,620 people have gone into further learning thanks to EU funding.
“It would look around the Rhondda we can see worthy projects like the Valleys Kids project received funding thanks to the EU. backed by the European Structural Funds, works closely with children and young people across 4 valleys regions including the Rhondda, to try and give them the vital support that they need when they are perhaps not getting it from elsewhere. They offer free IT classes, job support and advice including through developing job opportunities themselves through the Factory in Porth.
"However many people aren't aware of these benefits and the key thing that people are saying at the moment is that they want access to clear information about the EU so they can make an informed decision on June 23rd."
No need to RSVP, just come along.