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Students visiting the RepresentationThe European Commission Representation regularly hosts visits from primary and secondary schools and universities.

A typical visit lasts just over an hour and can include a presentation on the history and development of the European Union (please indicate at the time of booking any specific topics you would like us to cover), a DVD presentation on Ireland and the European Union and a quiz based on students' knowledge of the EU.

A visit to the European Commission may be of particular interest to secondary school teachers of CSPE, Transition Year, Leaving Cert History or Business.

Students can learn about the European Union policies and institutions, the EU decision-making process and the impact of EU membership in Ireland. A wide range of publications and classroom materials are available free of charge from the Representation.

Our office is located on Dawson Street in Dublin's city centre, within walking distance of Leinster House, the National Museum and the National Library.

To arrange a visit for your class email

The European Commission Representation in Ireland organises a limited number of visits of school teachers to the EU institutions Brussels.

See below details and images of a recent visit.

July 2013: Irish primary school teachers visit Brussels

Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn with the groupA group of 23 Irish primary school teachers met Ireland’s EU Commissioner Máire Geoghegan Quinn in Brussels on Tuesday 9 July, as part of a two-day visit to the EU institutions in Brussels. The teachers are participants in the Blue Star Programme, an initiative which aims to foster a better understanding and knowledge of the European Union in Irish primary schools (

The visit also included a series of presentations by officials in the European Commission, a meeting with Irish MEPs, as well as visits to the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU and to the European Economic and Social Committee. The aim was to provide teachers with an increased knowledge of the institutions and policies of the European Union.

The visit was organised by the Dublin Representation in cooperation with the Commission Visits Service in Brussels, the European Parliament Office in Ireland, the European Movement Ireland and the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union and the Department of the Taoiseach.

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