Representation in United Kingdom

Information Contact Points (Northern Ireland)

Northern Ireland European Information Network

Across Northern Ireland, there is a network of EU information providers dedicated to serving all sectors of the community.  The Northern Ireland European Information Network (NIEIN) brings together these information providers to share expertise and knowledge and co-operate across a range of activities.  The NIEIN is co-ordinated through a Steering Group which meets regularly to review developments in the EU, as well as to network and exchange information. 

Contact details for members of the Northern Ireland European Information Network can be found below:

The Rural Centre/Europe Direct NI

The Old School
Augher Road
BT76 0AD

Tel: 028 8556 7688
Contact: Heather McLaughlin

The European Commission supports one Europe Direct information centre in Northern Ireland.  Europe Direct NI provides EU information at local level, answers questions on EU rights and offers access to a range of publications, CDs, journals and online databases.

Northern Ireland Environment Link

89 Loopland Drive

Tel: 028 9045 5770 
Contact: Sean Kelly

Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) is the national forum and networking body for organisations interested in the environment. NIEL was formally launched in 1990 to complete the UK network: Scottish Environment Link, Wales Environment Link and Wildlife and Countryside Link.

British Council Northern Ireland

The Boat 
7th Floor, 49 Queen's Square

Tel: 028 9019 2200

The British Council connects the Northern Ireland education and school sector to others around the world to enrich education, promote global citizenship and build international trust and understanding.  They support schools, colleges and universities whilst they develop international links, exchanges and partnerships in Europe and around the world.

Enterprise Europe Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland
Bedford Square, Bedford Street

Tel: 028 9069 8824
Contact: Louise Wallace

The Enterprise Europe Network helps SMEs (and others) to make the most of the European and international marketplace.  Working through local business organisations, Enterprise Europe Northern Ireland can help to develop your business in new markets, provide the largest free technology transfer database in the world – over 7,000 live opportunities on the website, find international business partners and access EU research and development funding.

European Employment Services (EURES)

Department for Employment and Learning
Gloucester House
Chichester Street

Tel: 028 9025 2141
Contact: Annemarie Bingham

EURES' aim is to assist in the removal of barriers for job seekers, workers and employers who are seeking to benefit from the principle of free movement of persons throughout the EEA.  EURES do this through the provision and exchange of information, advice and recruitment and development of collaboration between the employment services.