On 8th October, IREO and NWRA hosted the first part of our Communicating Europe initiatives – Duologue for Strength and Resilience.
During the seminar, we heard from local councillors, County Councils, as well as MEPs, their take on how EU Cohesion Policy funding can benefit local communities. Moderated by Karen Coleman, Donegal and Mayo County Councils gave us insights into their involvement in ETC (European Territorial Cooperation) Programmes and how EU funds helped develop their communities.
Next up as part of our virtual tour of the country we are partnering with the Eastern and Midlands Regional Assembly (EMRA) to bring you more insight into the influence of EU funds on the ground. Join us on 5th November to hear from a host of local councillors and MEPs about how citizens can engage with the EU. Again, we’ll be joined by the European Movement Ireland who will provide us with more tips and tricks of involvement in the Conference on the Future of Europe as well as the Wheel who will talk about the opportunities for local government to work with civic society.
This seminar is funded by the Communicating Europe Initiative, managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, aimed at deepening public awareness of the role the EU plays in our daily lives and at improving the quality and accessibility of public information on European issues, particularly at regional or national level.
Registrations are open and accessible here and more details will follow. We look forward to engaging with you in a fruitful discussion!