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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€2.4 Million Investment in Industry-Led Marine Projects. These awards will be supported by the ⁦@MarineInst⁩ and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Regional Operational Programmes ⁦@SouthernAssembl⁩ #euinmyregion

The EP Plenary voted today in favour for the report of Pascal Arimont about the future of European Territorial Co-operation. The CoR fully supports the proposals made by the Parliament which are a good basis for the further negotiations with the Council.

JOB OPPORTUNITY! But hurry...there is just ONE DAY LEFT to apply!

Our @Atlantic_Arc is recruiting an Executive Secretary. Located in Rennes (FR) or Brussels (BE), under permanent contract. Deadline for applications: Friday 11 January 2019.


Follow the link below to learn more about the new Action Planning network call and visit our website for details on the upcoming infoday in Dublin #URBACT @URBACT_IE @URBACT

We are featured in the latest issue of the Council Review! Take a look using the link below.

News just in! Great Christmas present and finish to 2018. Well done to all our @EU_CoR reps and @CoR_President . The @NWAssembly just got selected for #RegHub @IrishRegions_EU #EUinmyRegion @ESF_Ireland @pjoriordan Credit to @Brendan_Mooney @podevine


The Southern Regional Assembly have prepared a draft Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region for 2019-2031. Submissions made in writing between Tuesday 18th December 2018 and on or before 5.00pm Friday 08th March 2019

Save the date - @URBACT_IE information session taking place next month in Dublin! Registration link below ➡️

🇪🇺132nd @EU_CoR Plenary crunched down - from adoption of opinion on EU Single Market, debate on #Brexit with @MichelBarnier and discussion with @EUinmyRegion about the future of Cohesion Policy - full report on our website:

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

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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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