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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Great to be part of @URBACT_IE info day in Dublin+ sharing some of the flagship programmes of @EU_CoR + #FutureofEurope + @EUUrbanAgenda ; @URBACT ‘s 2019 call for ideas is out at the moment- an incredible & NB resource of ideas funded by #cohesionpolicy


Travis O'Doherty, URBACT National Contact Point providing an overview of the recently launched call for Action Planning Networks in Custom House today @URBACT_IE @URBACT @EMRAssembly

🚂🛤️€100m available under the CEF 2019 Call for Transport - reducing rail freight noise and projects on the TEN-T Comprehensive line priorities:

Watch live on 22/1, funding opportunities from @H2020EE Info Day:
Follow #H2020EE to learn about access to funding on #energyefficiency in buildings, industry, #cities, tackling #energypoverty, financing, consumers, certification, etc.

Topics of UIA #Call5 unveiled today! #airquality, #circulareconomy, #culturalheritage & #demographic change. More info on the full topic definitions to come in April

There is still time to register for @URBACT_IE Infoday on the recently launched call for Action Planning Networks! Follow the link below for more details ➡️ @URBACT @EMRAssembly @NWAssembly @SouthernAssembl

Over 130 young Irish people to be given the chance to explore Europe🇪🇺, its culture, traditions & people this summer thanks to #DiscoverEU! 🚂🚞🚊
For more info see:

Don't forget to follow us this morning! #EER2020 Info Day

€2.4 Million Investment in Industry-Led Marine Projects. These awards will be supported by the ⁦@MarineInst⁩ and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Regional Operational Programmes ⁦@SouthernAssembl⁩ #euinmyregion

The EP Plenary voted today in favour for the report of Pascal Arimont about the future of European Territorial Co-operation. The CoR fully supports the proposals made by the Parliament which are a good basis for the further negotiations with the Council.

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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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