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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Have your say on the EU's Just Transition Fund in Ireland. This fund will support regions most affected by the transition to climate neutrality. The public consultation is open until 14th Feb 2022. 👇@Dept_ECC @EMRAssembly

"The Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) has evolved as a key advocate and leader for its region."

Thank you @eolasmagazine for this feature piece on the work of the NWRA with Director @DavidMintonDire.


Press release: Offshore wind energy crucial to economic recovery in the Northern and Western Region @NWAssembly @WesternDevCo @GalwayChamber @SligoChamber @lkchamber

Did you know...local authorities are eligible for this capacity building programme. Sign up to find out more about the work of @The_Wheel_IRL and the @EuropeAccess programme. @NWAssembly @EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl

Plan ahead for your Interreg NWE project; the draft Programme 2021-27 (Oct 2021 version) is now available – It includes five priorities and nine specific objectives for the future Programme to focus on.
@INTERREG_NWE, #euinmyregion, #nwe

It's almost @EuropeAccess's one-year anniversary!

Access Europe is our programme to help nonprofits understand and successfully apply for EU funding opportunities.

Follow them for information, support, and all the latest funding calls.

This is a great opportunity to work with us on a wide range of EU policy and funding issues that impact on local and regional authorities in Ireland. The IREO would love to hear from you! 👇

Our esteemed panel this morning includes @cllrkmac @GraceOSllvn, @emmamurtagh17 @sendboyle @gillcoughlan providing excellent insights into how they communicate EU policies to citizens. @EU_CoR @corkcitycouncil @Corkcoco @Europarl_EN @The_Wheel_IRL

The @Future4Europe explained brilliantly by Rory Harte from @emireland. It may look complex, but Rory has done a fantastic job explaining how local authorities across @SouthernAssembl can get involved.


Want to know how to be involved in the @Future4Europe...we are delighted to find out more from a member of the Conference @DeirdreCluneMEP #CommunicatingEurope @EU_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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