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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Thanks to all our speakers and attendees at today's #EURegionsWeek session on Green Cities by Co-Design. An impressive 9 cities sharing their experiences, including Limerick and Dublin, together with a thought provoking speech by Ciaran Cuffe MEP.

🔴 Watch LIVE: Debate with Chancellor Angela #Merkel on the #EU2020DE Presidency. ⬇️

@EU2020DE @RegSprecher
#CoRplenary #EURegionsWeek

There is one more day to register to our #EURegionsWeek event Green Cities by Co-Design! Hear about effective engagement strategies with citizens, smart technology and new governance models in co-designing green cities across Europe. Link below⬇️

It's only day one and we've had some great interventions at the @EU_CoR Plenary from the Irish Members. #localregionalbarometer #citizensdialogue


A very busy 140th Plenary session of the Committee of the Regions has kicked off this morning. We're just sorry our Irish Members can't be here in Brussels, due to travel restrictions, but delighted they are contributing online.

⚡️JOB OPPORTUNITY⚡️ Looking for a new challenge 💪 ? Apply for the EU Support Officer position (1 year contact) to assist @EMRAssembly and @IrishRegions_EU office. Please share. More info: #makeadifference #jobfairy #Job

Delighted to have Irish CoR members participating in the online Bureau meeting today on important EU issues for Irish regions #FutureofEurope #Brexit #RegionalHubs.
@EU_CoR, @EMRAssembly @NWAssembly @SouthernAssembl @cllrmmurphytipp @cllrkmac


Does your region or city have an entrepreneurial spirit?
👉 Showcase it & apply for the @EER_Award!
🔖 Theme: Entrepreneurship for a sustainable recovery.
⏰ Application deadline: 28 October 2020.

Call alert from @EUErasmusPlus

We are in full preparation mode for our #EURegionsWeek session on Green Cities by Co-Design - more information on the topic and how to register is now on our website.
#green #urban #smart

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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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