Representation in Ireland

Thursday 13 December: Citizens' Dialogue on "Quality of life in Europe – How does Ireland measure up?", Europe House, Dublin 2

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in cooperation with Eurofound (the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions) is holding a Citizens' Dialogue on "Quality of life in Europe – How does Ireland measure up?" on Thursday 13 December from 12.30 to 14.00.

The event takes place in Europe House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.

13/12/2018 - 12:30 to 14:00


Image from the cover of the Eurofound report
Using Eurofound's recent 2016 European Quality of Life Survey, this town hall style meeting will be an opportunity to hear how Ireland compares to other countries in areas such as employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work-life balance. It will also cover subjective topics like people's levels of happiness, how satisfied they are with their lives and how they perceive the quality of their societies. The panel discussion will highlight the findings for Ireland and explore with participants possible lessons to be learned from other Member States.

With a welcome and introduction by Gerry Kiely, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland, and moderated by Mary McCaughey, Head of Communication at Eurofound, panellists will be:

  • Mairead McGuinness MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Tadas Leončikas , Senior Research Manager, Eurofound
  • Dr Shana Cohen, Director of TASC, social policy think-tank

The event will start with a light lunch at 12.30 and be followed by a debate from 13.00 to 14.00.

Anyone interested in attending should register in advance at: