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European Network for Rural Development

Logo of the European Network for Rural DevelopmentLaunched in 2008, the European Network for Rural Development(EN RD) helps to ensure that Rural Development Programmes are implemented efficiently across the EU. It provides information on developments in rural areas through newsletters and reports, organises seminars and runs networks to facilitate idea sharing and the spread of knowledge, expertise and support in the area of rural development policy. Information on Irish events, publications, networking opportunities and current work is available on the Irish National Rural Network website. The Rural Development Programme for Ireland will run until 2013.


National Support Network for FP7

FP7 logoThe Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development are the main mechanisms for supporting collaborative research, development and innovations in science, engineering and technology within the European Union. They are open to all EU public and private bodies, including provision for the participation of non-EU states, and the current Seventh Framework Programme is supported in Ireland through the National Support Network for FP7.



Eurodesk logoEurodesk, part of the Youth In Action Programme, is a network throughout 31 countries dedicated to supporting those working with young people, promoting information on European opportunities for young people and providing access to European information. Eurodesk helps to raise awareness of European issues through exhibitions, school visits, publications and newsletters. Leargas has been the Eurodesk partner in Ireland since 1995, providing 30 contact points around Ireland at Youth Information Centres and one youth café.



FIN-NET logoFIN-NET was launched in 2001 and provides a network for settling cross-border financial disputes within the EEC out of Court ie. disputes between consumers and financial service providers such as banks, insurance companies etc. Irish citizens should contact the Financial Services Ombudsman if a financial dispute arises with an institution in another EEC country.



SOLVIT logoSOLVIT is an on-line problem solving network in which EU Member States work together to solve problems caused by the misapplication of Internal Market law by public authorities, without legal proceedings. There is a SOLVIT centre in every European Union Member State, including Ireland(as well as in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). SOLVIT Centres can help with handling complaints from both citizens and businesses. They are part of the national administration and are committed to providing real solutions to problems within ten weeks. Using SOLVIT is free of charge.



EURAXESS logoEURAXESSis the Researchers’ Mobility Portal Ireland, which is part of an initiative involving both the European Commission and countries participating in the European Union’s Framework Programmes for Research. The National Service Centre located at the Irish Universities Association and supported by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation. As a researcher in Ireland, the EURAXESS Services Centre (formerly known as the Researcher Mobility Network) helps researchers and their family to plan and organise their move to a foreign country, providing help in all matters related to mobility.



EURES logoEURES is a cooperation network between the European Commission, the Public Employment Services of the European Economic Area (EEA) Member States and other partner organisations.

The purpose of EURES is to provide information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching) services for the benefit of workers and employers, as well as any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of the free movement of persons.



Europass logoEUROPASS provides EU citizens with the tools to help communicate their skills and qualifications effectively when looking for a job or training. Provides assistance to employers to understand the skills and qualifications of the workforce and  helps education and training authorities define and communicate the content of curricula.


Last update: 02/08/2012  |Top