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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#EELGAwards2019 applications are *now OPEN* & we're profiling last year's winners! For *Local Authority Innovation*, our 2018 winners were @corkcitycouncil pictured below🎉 This could be your Local Authority in 2019! For more info & to apply, click here👉

Applications for REGIOSTARS Awards are still open. This year's topics are #smart #sustainable and #inclusive growth, #urban development and modernising health services. Best of luck to all applying! @EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly @EUinmyRegion

Cllr Jerry Lundy and Dr Mike Brennan during #CoRplenary promoting the Bucharest Declaration for stronger regions #EUlocal #EUinmyregion #regions @EU_CoR

Are you a community group, NGO, educational body looking to communicate the work of the EU? 🇪🇺🇨🇮
For this year’s Communicating Europe Initiaitve @HMcEntee announced that €100,000 will be made available.

Follow the link to apply ➡️

Deadline 📆12 April

#Broadband Platform looking at future funding 2020+ for #digital infrastructure.@cllrmmurphytipp highlights potential of full deployment of #DigitalSingleMarket for citizens & questions if the 2021-2027 #CEF budget for transport,energy & digital puts enough emphasis on the latter

Cllr Eamon Dooley presenting his opinion on the European Research Area at #SEDEC @EU_CoR commission meeting earlier this afternoon. @offalycoco @EMRAssembly

After a great outcome for Irish local authorities of the first #WiFi4EU call, there is a chance for those that missed out! Second call launches on April 4th and will only be open for one day. More information available on the EC website @EMRAssembly @NWAssembly @SouthernAssembl

Guess what? 😀
#ERNACT network secures another €1.5 million for REGIONS 4.0 project! Read more about 'Regional policies adopting Industry 4.0 for their #DigitalTransformation': @interregeurope, we are on cloud 9!

Congrats @CIT_ie on approval by @interregeurope for FOUNDATION (Building Regional Resilience to Industrial Structural Change) project on economic ecosystems' proactive prep for and managed responses to deal with wider impacts of major job closures.
Building on @ecoris3project.

Congratulations to two Irish lead partners whose projects were conditionally approved by Interreg Europe Monitoring Committee!

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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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