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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 will be showcased in the several Europe Direct Information Centres around Ireland as follows:

15 - 31 July 2014Blanchardstown Library
1 August - 18 September 2014Dundalk Library
23 - 25 September 2014National Ploughing Championship, Ratheniska, Co Laois
30 September - 21 October 2014Letterkenny Library, Co. Donegal
22 October - 25 November 2014Tubbercurry Library, Co. Sligo
26 November - 7 January 2015Carraroe Laibrary, Co. Galway
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

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Wednesday 20 August to Friday 12 September: Exhibition of young people’s Eco Action Projects

Image of panel from the exhibitionFrom Wednesday 20 August to Friday 12 September, the European Commission Representation in Ireland will host an ECO-UNESCO exhibition showcasing young people’s environmental action projects from around Ireland.

The exhibition displays over 20 projects from young people island-wide who participated in ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards 2014 programme. There were 75 finalists at the Young Environmental Awards Showcase and Ceremony in May 2014 and the exhibition displays a number of the winning projects along with some highly commended groups.

ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation has been running the Young Environmentalist Awards for the past 15 years. The programme encourages, supports and rewards young people to carry out environmental action projects in their local youth club, school or community. The projects on display in European Union House range from creating biodiversity trails to recycling over 500kg of aluminium cans, to establishing a ‘city farm’ to harvest crops and cut down on food miles.

The exhibition will be open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 20 August and 12 September 2014 at EU House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

The 2015 Young Environmentalist Awards will officially launch on Wednesday 3 September in the European Union House and schools and youth groups can register their projects with ECO-UNESCO until 28 November.

For more information on the Young Environmentalist Awards please visit www.ecounesco.ie.

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Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 September: EU Commission at the National Ploughing Championships, Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois

Previous EU marquee at Ploughing ChampionshipsThis year the European Commission Representation stand at the National Ploughing Championships will be all about letting you know what the EU is doing in the area of “Agriculture and Research” with a spotlight on new technologies in agriculture.

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's in-house science service  will be on hand to provide information on their activities as well as some fun games.

See how EU funded research into new technologies such as WATERBEE and AUTOGRASSMILK can make a difference in everyday farming life.

Get up to date information on EU funding for your research or innovation projects from Horizon 2020 - the EU’s €80 billion Research & Innovation Programme.
Experts will be available to assist you with questions on EU policies

Discover the rights that EU citizenship gives you, such as the right to move and reside freely in any Member State, or the right to vote in local or European elections wherever you reside in the EU.

SOLVIT, Your Europe and Single Point of Contact - Did you know that if you have problems asserting your rights as an EU citizen or business there is help at hand?  SOLVITYour Europe and the Irish Point of Single Contact can help you with any difficulties that you may come across.

Every day there will be plenty to keep you & the kids entertained!

  • Hands-on scientific experiments and a chance to test your knowledge with our climate change quiz. 
  • 'Light a Beacon for Climate Change' digital photo competition for 9-18 year olds. Be in with a chance to win an iPad mini! (www.lightabeacon.eu)
  • Lots more prizes to be won with games and quizzes,
  • Why not take a photo to ‘capture the moment' with family & friends at the EU stand and be part of our album afterwards?  #EUPloughing

So drop in to see us at the EU stand and find out what the EU is doing for agriculture and research!

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Thursday 2 October: Public Seminar on European Economic Policy – Maynooth

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in cooperation with the European Movement Ireland, will organise a free public seminar on "European Economic Policy - What’s in it for Ireland?" in NUI Maynooth from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 2 October.

Featuring presentations from Dr John FitzGerald, Research Professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), economist, Jim Power, and Patrick O'Riordan, European Semester at the European Commission Representation in Ireland, the seminar will provide those in attendance with an opportunity to voice their opinions and ask any questions they may have about the current economic situation.

To register see: http://www.europeanmovement.ie/event/european-commission-public-seminar-on-european-economic-policy-maynooth/

Event hastag: #EconEUIE

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Wednesday 8 October: Seminar on European Economic Policy – Ennis

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in cooperation with the European Movement Ireland, will organise a free public seminar on "European Economic Policy - What’s in it for Ireland?" in the Glór Theatre in Ennis from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday 8 October.

Featuring presentations from Seamus Coffey, Lecturer in Economics, UCC and Stephen Kinsella, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Limerick, the seminar will provide those in attendance with an opportunity to voice their opinions and ask any questions they may have about the current economic situation.

To register see: http://www.europeanmovement.ie/event/european-commission-public-seminar-on-european-economic-policy-ennis/.

Event hashtag: #EconEUIE

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