Representation in Ireland

Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 September: EU stand at the National Ploughing Championships (Block 2, Row 19, Stand 424), Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow


View of the EU stand at the 2018 National Ploughing Championships

What is the EU doing for Agriculture and Rural Communities? Visit our stand at the Ploughing and find out!

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, has made proposals for a far-reaching modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2021-2027. The proposal calls for an upgraded, strong and well-funded CAP to support the wellbeing of the farming and food sectors, while aiming to deliver real results for all Europeans, in a broad range of areas including the environment, climate change and rural job creation. Come and find out what these proposals would mean for you at the European Union Stand. Experts on the CAP have travelled from Brussels to answer your questions.

17/09/2019 (All day) to 19/09/2019 (All day)

Engage with MEPs: Find out the latest news from the newly-elected Irish Members of the European Parliament, have your say in our online survey or try a virtual visit to the European Parliament!

Farmers' queries: This is a unique opportunity to get specialist information on all your farming queries.  The European Commission will have experts on-hand to reply to your questions on the EU's veterinary rules and agricultural issues.

Participate in Citizens' Dialogue: Staff from the European Commission and European Parliament will be on hand to respond to your questions, queries and views about the European Union and what it is doing for Ireland.

European Structural and Investment Funds: Discover what the EU is doing in your Region through the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. These Funds work together to invest in areas such as: education; research; transition to low carbon economy; urban regeneration and job creation; the seafood sector and coastal community development; and contributing to a sustainable and healthy economy across the whole of the country.

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SOLVIT: Unfair rules or decisions and discriminatory red tape can make it hard for you to live, work or do business in another EU country. So, if you (as an EU citizen or business) face extra obstacles in another country because a public authority isn't doing what is required under EU law...SOLVIT can help. SOLVIT is a free assistance service, tasked with reminding the authorities in question what your EU rights are while working with them to solve your problem.

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EUGO Network: The EUGO Network represents the Points of Single Contact portals in each EU country, which allow service providers to: access information they need; complete necessary administrative procedures online; and thereby helps to establish businesses in other Member States or to provide services across borders.

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Your Europe: Living, working, travelling, studying or doing business in another EU country? Our team will be on hand to provide assistance and give you a tour of the Your Europe portal, a comprehensive information portal to help you discover your rights across borders.

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Consumer Protection Advice: Advisers from the European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland will explain your cross-border EU consumer rights when shopping online, EU air passenger rights, what to do if your holiday goes wrong and more.

European Movement Ireland: How can you influence the future of Europe, what’s ahead of our Irish MEPs in the newly formed European Parliament and what’s in store for the EU over the coming years with new leaders and an impending Brexit? European Movement Ireland is on hand to answer your questions about the EU and to share advice and information with anyone looking to work or study in the EU, including job and internship opportunities in the EU institutions.

Funding for local projects: The Europe for Citizens programme gives EU grants to local projects like town twinning, cultural events and advocacy groups. Find out if your project is eligible – come and meet advisers from The Wheel who run this programme in Ireland.

Schools: A range of free material on the European Union - including books, brochures and maps - is available for teachers and students.

And Kids' Corner: Scalextric is back! Try our energy bike to see if you can pedal-power a Scalextric circuit with electric toy racing cars. Test yourself against the competition! Discover our interactive quiz for kids - the more you know the more prizes you get!