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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How does the EU deliver for local communities in Ireland? How can the local communities engage with the EU? Join us for an event on 8th October

❗️Funding alert! The EU #LIFE info sessions organised by @cinea_eu are ongoing and open for registrations. Learn more here:

SAVE THE DATE for the ENCORE Conference on 23-24 September!
European Regions will discuss #ClimateAction #CircularEconomy #biodiversity #EcosystemServices and #JustTransition.

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Have you registered to the 2021 @URBACT City Festival yet?
#URBACTfest starts tomorrow (15 June) and runs until Thursday (17 June).

Registration and agenda here:

Don't forget to register before 11am Irish time today to the second @INTERREG_NWE online networking event taking place on 22nd June at 9:00-11:30.

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ENCORE 2021: REMINDER May 18th Climate Action Workshop - Register here:

#EuropeDay "@EU_CoR has the institutional weight, accuracy, experience, passion, wisdom, sincerity and the connection tools to make the wider Conference on the #FutureOfEurope work" says @cllrkmac at the #CoFoE launching event with @EvaMaydell @SiljaMarkkula


“Hard work must be done to have political representation at all level that reflects a modern and diverse Europe” @unapower for @Greens_CoR debating on the Conference on the #FutureOfEurope

Cllr Declan McDonnell proposing to pilot a @EU_CoR led pan-European network for channeling and organizing citizens dialogue at at the Conference on the #FutureOfEurope during CoR plenary debate with President Herman Van Rompuy

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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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