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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Everybody praises the European Cohesion Policy but not everyone is able to defend it. We have to explain, and show, more clearly what the Cohesion Policy does for the benefit of Europe's citizens. #NoRegionBehind

Irish people continue to be the most likely to have a positive image of the EU: http://www.ec.europa.eu/ireland/news/irish-people-continue-to-be-the-most-likely-to-have-a-positive-image-of-the-eu-new-eu-survey_en
#euinmyregion

PEACE PLUS programme stakeholder consultations are currently underway - here are more details on how to register: ▶️
https://www.ireo.eu/have-your-say-peace-plus-stakeholder-events/

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is tackling climate change with sustainable solutions to 🍃environmental 👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 social & 💶 economic issues. W/@KateFeeneyFF @dlrcc

👉More on #Regions4Climate ahead of #COP25: https://cor.europa.eu/en/events/Pages/COP25_projects.aspx#9

CoR launched the 2021 edition of the @EER_Award - applications open until 31st March 2020. This year's theme focusing on #entrepreneurship for a #green and #sustainable future. More info below ▶️ https://www.ireo.eu/2021-edition-of-eer-award/ @EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly

The #EER2021 competition has just been opened by @mmarkkula, First Vice President of the @EU_CoR at the #SMEAssembly2019. Find more info on applications: http://cor.europa.eu/eer.go

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First week in my new role in Brussels and delighted to be representing @IrishRegions_EU together with my fab colleague Agata!

Delegation from @Corkcoco in @Europarl_EN today. Positive discussions on how local and EU reps can work together to deliver for our county.

Great to meet @fiannafailparty’s @cllrfrankoflynn @IanDoyle1956 & Cllr. Joe Carroll - three of the country’s hardest working councillors

The #EER award is back soon! New call for applications for #EER2021 will be opened at the #SMEassembly2019 in Helsinki on November 26. Join our seminar on the New Role for cities and regions in promoting SMEs and entrepreneurship!https://cor.europa.eu/en/engage/Documents/EER/4178-programme-EN.pdf

⚡BREAKING NEWS!⚡ #ErasmusPlus Call for Proposals 2020 published with an expected budget of over €3 billion - a 12% increase on 2019! 🎉🇪🇺

Press release → https://europa.eu/!Cw83MU
Call → https://europa.eu/!TU66cF
Programme guide → https://europa.eu/!xy73hP

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