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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Communication seminar in Dublin has started! @ESiweris is welcoming the projects before they start working on new ideas for project communication.

Discussing the future of interregional cooperation at the @interregeurope Seminar in Dublin #CYBER #Setup #Inkrease

Cllr Michael Murphy chairing a panel debate in the @EU_CoR on #investment by local authorities 10 years after the crisis and sharing the Irish perspective @cllrmmurphytipp

Drafts of the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies of all three regions are now public! This is your chance to have a say on the future of your region. More details on the Assemblies' websites:

To all entrepreneurial regions and cities in the EU - stay tuned for the opening of a call for applications for the #EER2020 award during the upcoming #SMEAssembly in Graz, Austria!

#Horizon2020 fosters excellence in #research and #innovation across the EU. Local and Regional Authorities can also avail of the funding! Learn more about the recent calls:

Today the call for applications for #WiFi4EU opens for municipalities in the EU.

• opens 7 November 13:00 CET
• closes 9 November 17:00 CET

Municipalities not yet registered can still do so on the portal until the start of the call→

Representing #CommitteeoftheRegions #EPPHelsinki is dedicated @TipperaryCoCo Cllr. @MMurphyCOR . #EPPCongress #Up2EU @FineGael @ClonmelChamber

Funding opportunity - UIA 4th Call for Proposals
More details on topics, deadlines and application procedure available on our website:

@ECTP_CEU really enjoyed being on the jury for European Urban & Regional Planning Awards on behalf of @EU_CoR ; delighted to host presentations from this year’s entries on the topic of Airport Cities @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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