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.


2nd day of @Atlantic_Arc Hub meetings - taking place at @cantabriaes offices in Brussels

Key debates among Atlantic #regions, @EU_MARE & @Transport_EU on #marinerenewableenergy #maritime training & #accessibility

+ updates on projects @BlueBiotech @EUClipper @Clean_Atlantic


Have an 💡idea on how to bring about concrete solutions for #resource-efficiency and #innovation in 🇪🇺North-West Europe area? The 9th call for Interreg NWE Europe is now published. More details available here ➡️
@EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly

Great turnout at the @Atlantic_Arc Commission hub meeting. Future of INTERREG, Atlantic Strategy, and differences between macroregional strategies and sea-basin strategies on the agenda!

Very useful & informative discussion on future of #Atlantic Strategy in light of ongoing review and progress of negotiations on future #Interreg funding programmes with input from @EU_Regional & @EU_MARE @Atlantic_Arc @NWAssembly @CPMR_Europe @EUAtlantic

Congratulations to the selected Irish municipalities! Full list of Irish beneficiaries available here: Second call announced for early 2019 - stay tuned! #WiFi4EU #connected @EMRAssembly @NWAssembly @SouthernAssembl

.⁦@MichelBarnier⁩ meeting members of the Irish delegation ⁦@EU_CoR⁩ after debate on #brexit withdrawal agreement ⁦@SouthernAssembl⁩ ⁦@EMRAssembly⁩ ⁦@NWAssembly⁩

.@MichelBarnier references U.K. Parliament vote on withdrawal agreement, noting need for all to be responsible

.@MichelBarnier addressing @EU_CoR on the proposed withdrawal agreement. Emphasizes that #brexit doesn't bring any added value and is a case of damage limitation. UK will remain close ally, but future relationship cannot be business as usual

.@IrishRegions_EU v good meeting last eve w/ Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network-4 year Ireland-Wales @interregeurope project, supports R & D for small & medium-sized businesses in life science sector. 1 of many projects worried about Brexit,

.@deirdreforde presenting her opinion on the Single Market Programme @EU_CoR highlighting need to support SMEs & strengthen #EU Single Market amidst challenges of #brexit & globalisation @SouthernAssembl @Corkcoco @EPP_CoR

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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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