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.


"#CohesionPolicy must fulfill its role in supporting research infrastructure in all EU regions" says @EamonDooley, emphasizing importance of creating European networks of regional innovation ecosystems & hubs. & #CoRPlenary

Great launch of #Galway2020 in #Brussels tonight during #EUregionsweek #EUCO


📢#CoRplenary starts together with 1st day of #EURegionsWeek & 600+ local politicians in Brussels! To discuss:
#CohesionPolicy with @younousomarjee
#EUBudget with @GOettingerEU
and more!
👉Watch webstream 15h00:
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Our head of programme @ReddGaughan presents the #galway2020 programme, highlighting activity across Galway County.

A week of meetings for @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly and @EMRAssembly during European Week of Regions and Cities, kicking off with a meeting with Commissioner @PhilHoganEU for discussions on MFF negotiations, Common Agricultural Policy and other matters of regional importance

#EURegionsWeek always a super week of info seminars; challenges & opportunities galore exist for EU’s 95,000 LRA’s- idea sharing & networking crucial to find resolutions; + great to start the week off in EP Hemicycle


Open Call from the Creative Europe Programme for both small and large scale cooperation projects - more details below! #arts #culture #heritage #cooperation @CEDCultureIE

The #EURegionsWeek in short:

👉Annual 4-day event
👉Cities & regions showcase their capacity to:
✅Create growth & jobs
✅Implement EU cohesion policy
✅Prove the importance of local & regional levels in terms of good European governance


Congratulations to @INTERREG_NWE project #eMen and @irelandwales projects @FAI_MTAC, #hercules and #action for being included in #whatsthestory about Ireland & the EU. The @SouthernAssembl is closely associated with both #etc programmes

Beaming with pride today as we analyse the results of Europe for Citizens in 2018 - Ireland enjoyed a 38% success rate. Our projects and proposals are of a very high quality. Well done everyone who applied and tried their best! #civilsociety #EUfunding

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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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