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The European Commission Representation in Ireland organises a large range of events here at the Representation and in partnership with other organisations. See below for details of ongoing or upcoming events. For details of recent events, follow this link.

A list of our 2013 activities is available here.

July 2014 to May 2015: Citizens Rights Exhibition, Europe Direct Information Centres around Ireland

The European Commission Representation in Ireland is launching a new exhibition on European Citizens' Rights entitled: "What does it mean to be a citizen of the European Union?".

Over twenty years ago the member states signed the treaty of Maastricht, which established EU citizenship.  Any person who holds the nationality of an EU country is automatically also an EU citizen. EU citizenship is additional to and does not replace national citizenship.

Being an EU citizen guarantees you a number of rights which are relevant to your daily life. It also offers you various channels you can use to make yourself heard in Europe. European legislation guarantees such fundamental principles as freedom, the right to vote, as well as such practical issues as compensation for flight delays or lower phone tariffs when using your mobile phone abroad. The EU wants you to be aware of and to make full use of the rights you have as a European citizen every day.

This exhibition was originally produced by the European Commission Representation in Spain via the Regional Office in Barcelona and is being showcased in the several Europe Direct Information Centres around Ireland. Future dates and venues are as follows:

8 January - 4 February 2015Ballinasloe Library, Co. Galway
5 February - 4 March 2015Mallow Library, Co. Cork
5 March - 8 April 2015Waterford Library
7 April - 12 May 2015Mountmellick Library, Co. Laois


Friday 30 January until Friday 27 February: Contemporary Self Portrait Exhibition, EU House, Dublin

Poster advertising the eventFrom Friday 30 January to Friday 27 February, the European Commission Representation in Ireland will host an exhibition of striking self-portraits made by the people of Rialto working in partnership with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in an EU-funded project. The centre-piece is a 1 metre-wide knitted model of the old Fatima Mansions, a self-portrait of the community itself and its collective memory of place.

During 2013, an international visual arts research project took place in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Ireland. "The Contemporary Self-Portrait" was supported by the EU under the DG Education and Culture programme. In Ireland, the project was hosted by the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in collaboration with the community of Rialto, near the NCAD campus in the south inner city of Dublin.

This Exhibition represents a portion of the work made during the project.

The Exhibition will be on open to the public on weekdays from 9am to 5pm from Friday 30 January until Friday 27 February 2015 at EU House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Image of knitted model of Fatima Mansions from the exhibition


Thursday 19 February: Student Media Workshop, Department of An Taoiseach, Dublin

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, supported by European Movement Ireland, is organising a free media workshop in Dublin on Thursday, 19 February 2015 for third-level students. 

The workshop will offer students an opportunity to meet with journalists, communications professionals and EU affairs experts – including Christine Bohan (the, Neale Richmond (European Movement Ireland) and Margaret E. Ward (financial journalist) – and get a crash course on the EU and how to write about Europe. 

The workshop will aim to give students a valuable insight into EU policy areas and the skills to access information on EU communications and regulations.

The European Commission Award for Student Journalism at the National Student Media Awards this year will require students to submit a 750-word article entitled “The EU in my county” and students who attend the workshop should leave with the knowledge and confidence to research EU matters both for this project and into the future.

Lunch will be provided free of charge.

Prior registration for this workshop is essential.  To register contact Ruth at 01 662 5815 or

The workshop will take place in the Italian Room, Department of the Taoiseach, Government Buildings, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, from 10.30am-2.30pm.


Last update: 29/01/2015  |Top