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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See how the Southern Regional Assembly in conjunction with MARIE Interreg Europe is supporting the delivery of responsible research and innovation.” #InterregEurope #MARIE

Busy, busy week in the @Europarl_EN great to see our regions present to discuss #MFF #Futureofeurope @IrishRegions_EU @NWAssembly
@DavidMintonDire @EER_Award
#EURegionsWeek @EPPGroup @FineGael

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Interreg North West Europe @INTERREG_NWE Call 8 is still open for proposals! All three topics included - #innovation #lowcarbon #resource_efficiency. Closing date 22/11/2018.

Urban Innovative Actions #UIA launched its 4th Call for Proposals! The topics for this call are digital transition, sustainable use of land, urban poverty and urban security. Closing date 31/1/19. More information https://t.co/4v5KbYp5Io #UIACall4

Opening of #EUbudget conference by @GOettingerEU: the easiest years are behind us - let’s prepare the #FutureofEurope

Great to meet MEP @MarianHarkin today in Brussels promoting our region and @eer

Michael O'Brien, Programme executive, Northern and Western Regional Assembly, Ireland, explains that his region is in the third successful operational programme, with areas of focus being R&D, ICT, SME support, energy efficiency and urban regeneration. #eadebates

A busy week for Irish delegation to @EU_CoR as European Week of Regions and Cities focuses on proposals for post 2020 Cohesion Policy @EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly @cllrkmac

Great to meet @MaireadMcGMEP in Commission @FineGael telling the story of EU funds and @EER_Award @NWAssembly

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Thanks to @NI_LGA and the East Border Region for a positive meeting on Brexit and shared concerns w/@NWAssembly &@@EMRAssembly . Thanks also to @BrusselsNI for hosting!

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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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