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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:

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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Monday 15 September to Friday 3 October: Photographic exhibition: “Overlapping Perspectives: a photographic insight of the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino”

Image from the exhibitionTo mark the Italian Presidency of the EU Council, the European Commission Representation in Ireland, in cooperation with the Italian Embassy in Ireland and Italian Institute of Culture, is presenting an exhibition entitled “Overlapping Perspectives: a photographic insight of the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino”.

The exhibition features a series of photographs of the Palazzo Ducale, a centre of art and culture in the Italian town of Urbino, which hosts the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, one of the most important collections of Renaissance art in the world. The photographs were taken by Luca Di Salvo and the exhibition was curated by Constanza Lopez.

The exhibition is open to the public at European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday 15 September to Friday 3 October.

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Friday 26 September: European Researchers' Night, EU House, Dublin

Image from the 2013 Biodiversity Jungle of Knowledge exhibitionEuropean Researchers' Night is on Friday, 26 September 2014!  This is a mega event which takes place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond.

In Dublin the Discover Research Dublin team from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland invites the general public to attend events and activities staged across the campus of Trinity College, the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and European Union House on Dawson Street.

EU House will host 'Biodiversity in Our Lives' (BIOL) - a group of postgraduate students based in the School of Natural Sciences in Trinity College who will share fun facts and discuss their research on biodiversity in a simplistic and understandable way to primary school students (by prior invitation).  

In the evening an Exhibition of the primary school students' artwork showing the importance of biodiversity through their eyes will be on display to the general public.

The 'Biodiversity Jungle of Knowledge' exhibition can be visited in EU House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, on Friday 26th Sept (16h00-19h30) and Monday 29th Sept (09h00-17h00).

See here for further information.

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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 Maynooth University (NUI Maynooth) from 6.30pm to 8pm on Thursday 2 October.

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

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

Additional seminars will take place in Ennis on 8 October and in Dublin on 20 October.

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Tuesday 7 October: Talk for Spanish residents in Ireland on social security issues

On Tuesday 7 October, the European Commission Representation in Ireland will host a lecture for Spanish residents in Ireland with experts from the Spanish Department of Employment and Social Security for the United Kingdom and Ireland. This event, which is being organised by the Council of Spanish Residents in Ireland (CRE Irlanda), will take place at EU House, 18 Dawson St, from 6 to 7.30 p.m.

The talk will cover the following topics:

  • Pension Transfers
  • Returning to Spain
  • Collection of Unemployment Benefit
  • Health Insurance Coverage

Speakers will include:

  • Dña. Irune Fernández de Bobadilla-Güémez
  • Dña. Elena Gómez Bada

Registration at www.creirlanda.com/inscripcionesin

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Wednesday 8 October: Public 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 6.30pm 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 European economic policy.

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

An additional seminar will take place in Dublin on 20 October.

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Monday 20 October: Public Seminar on European Economic Policy, DCU, Dublin

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 Dublin City University (Room HG22, Nursing Building) from 6.30pm to 8pm on Monday 20 October.

Featuring presentations from Brian Hayes, MEP for Dublin, Dr Jane Suiter of DCU and former Economics Editor at The Irish Times, and Dan O’Brien, Chief Economist at the Institute of International and European Affairs, the seminar will provide those in attendance with an opportunity to voice their opinions and ask any questions they may have about European economic policy.

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

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Wednesday 29 October: Conference - “Coping with climate change in Ireland, Europe and the world", EU House, Dublin

On Wednesday evening, 29 October, the European Commission Representation in Ireland will host a conference on "Coping with climate change in Ireland, the EU and the world". The main speaker at the event will be Professor John Sweeney, Ireland’s leading expert on climate change, and a lecturer at the Geography Department in NUI Maynooth. The conference takes place at EU House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, and will start at 6pm.

Professor Sweeney will look at the scientific evidence of climate extremes, the likely impacts on Ireland (and to a lesser extent Europe), our potential to adapt, what mitigation measures we can take and why we are failing to tackle the problem.

The conference is being organised by Marie-Helene Poudevigne, Consular Councillor and president of the UFE Ireland.

It is open to the public and is free of charge. Due to the limited number of places available, anyone interested in taking part is asked to register in advance by sending an email to: ufeirlande@gmail.com

Professor Sweeney has edited and co-authored four texts on climatology and climate change in Ireland. He has served on a number of national academic societies as President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as being the Irish representative on a number of European academic bodies. He also features regularly on RTE television and radio discussing important topics related to climate change.

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