The Irish Regions European Office (IREO) is a specialised support service which acts as a bridge between Irish local and regional government and the European Union, explaining and guiding its stakeholders through the Brussels scene and promoting Irish interests and best practices at the European level.

Operating as part of the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly and with the support of the Department for Housing, Planning and Local Government, our focus is on bringing the EU closer to the wider local government sector and vice versa.

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❗️Event alert - URBACT city lab exploring the practical ways cities understand and implement the concept of sustainable urban development
When? 2-3 July
Where? Brussels
#citylab @URBACT_IE @EMRAssembly @NWAssembly @SouthernAssembl

Ireland🇮🇪 in 7th place on this year's Digital Economy and Society Index! #DESIeu

And in first🥇 place in the EU for the Integration of digital technology due to Irish SMEs use of #ecommerce.

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What is the role of the regions in developing a European blue #bioeconomy? What are the European supports for blue #innovation? Can we learn from successful projects? Register for @EU_EASME Blue Bioeconomy Forum on 25th June 🔽

Alert - perfect opportunity to find out what it takes to write a strong proposal for the currently open Civil Society Projects call!

One last push before #EUelections2019

Polling stations will be open across the country on 2⃣4⃣May, (tomorrow!!) from 7.00 to 22.00 🇪🇺🇮🇪

Choose your future 🗳️



Another group of Irish local authorities announced as winners of the 2nd #WiFi4EU call! Congratulations to all involved🇪🇺
@EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly

❗️Grants available from @CommunityFound communities to engage with qualified ecologists to develop Community Biodiversity Plans for local areas. Closing date for applications 28th June! More details below: 🍃

Interested in funding opportunities for research, innovation and market uptake projects on clean #energy? Then the Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days on 25-27 June are just the event for you! Registrations are open - secure your spot now: #H2020energy

Curious about the new @LIFEprogramme call for proposals? 🌎More details below ⬇️ Plenty of topics to choose from!
@EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly

This major, new, independent @OECD report on the 🇪🇺project and its core values with key insights & evidence is just out and well worth a read before voting in the #EUelections2019 See here ➡️
#ThisTimeImVoting @EPinIreland @eurireland @Noelle_OC @HMcEntee

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The European Union adopts legislation in a number of areas that have a direct impact on Member States and on local and regional authorities.

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Established in 1994, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) is an EU advisory body composed of 350 local and regional elected representatives.

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To help achieve its various policy objectives, the European Union provides financial support for activities to be undertaken by organisations, including local and regional authorities.

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One of the four key functions of the Irish Regions European Office is to enable local and regional actors to make the most of having their own permanent physical presence at the heart of Europe with all that entails in terms of tapping into useful connections.

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