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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Our second event as part of the #CommunicatingEurope is open for registrations! IREO and @EMRAssembly are hosting a seminar on #cohesion funding and the Conference on the #FutureofEurope. More details below with full agenda to follow:

Thanks to @ColmMarkey for closing today's event with an excellent contribution on citizen engagement in EU policy. @Future4Europe @EU_CoR @NWAssembly

How does citizen engagement inform and influence EU policy making. That was the subject of our panel discussion today. With thanks to @emmamurtagh17 @MacManusChris @jimmymcclearn @endastenson for their insights. @EU_CoR @Future4Europe @NWAssembly

How local authorities in Ireland can engage in the Conference on the Future of Europe. @Future4Europe Thanks to European Movement Ireland @emireland for the really important insights and tools. #CommunicatingEurope @NWAssembly

Fantastic to have European Movement Ireland as a partner in our Communicating Europe events. The Conference on the Future of Europe is a key tool for citizen engagement. @emireland @NWAssembly @EU_CoR

Donegal County Council @maryfowleydaly @donegalcouncil and Mayo County Council @MayoCoCo present how outstanding NPA, AA and NWE projects have contributed to strength and resilience in the North West @NPA2014_2020 @AtlanticArea @INTERREG_NWE #CommunicatingEurope


We are delighted to kick off our Communicating Europe series of events, with the first one (virtually) in the Northern and Western region of Ireland. Excellent presentations and interventions from County Councils, CoR Members and MEPs. @NWAssembly #CommunicatingEurope @EU_CoR

Only three more days to go! Places are filling up fast - if you want to learn more about EU Cohesion funding in Ireland, register using the link below:

Our very own @emmamurtagh17 will be representing The Wheel and @EuropeAccess at this event on 8 October!

Register now for this special event brought to you by @IrishRegions_EU and @NWAssembly, and funded by the @dfatirl #CommunicatingEurope Initiative.

We can't wait to participate in the panel at this event next week! 🗣️

Register now to learn about how the EU delivers for local communities and how citizens influence EU policy-making 🇪🇺

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