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Applications are now open for traineeships in the European Parliament for the period 1 March-31 July 2022.   Applicants must be 18 years of age or over, hold a university level diploma, have a thorough knowledge of one of the official EU languages and a very good knowledge of a second language.   For more details check out the website.   Deadline for applications:  30 November 2021.
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The European Parliament’s Liaison Office in Ireland along with the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), today hosted an event entitled ‘The EU’s Economic Recovery and Resilience: The Role of the European Parliament’.
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The European Parliament Liaison Office in Dublin is seeking applications for this year’s Sakharov Student Journalism prize. The competition is open to students registered in a recognised 3rd-level institution in Ireland.  Deadline for applications:  06 December 2021.  The Sakharov Prize is awarded every year by the European Parliament to honour exceptional individuals and organisations that have defended human rights and fundamental freedoms.
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It is a great pleasure to invite you to a webinar discussion, co-organised with the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), on 'The Conference on the Future of Europe - The Role of the European Parliament'. This event takes place on Wednesday, 1 December 2021 from 1.00pm–2.15pm. Speakers include MEPs Guy Verhofstadt, who will give the keynote address and Deirdre Clune.  Registration required.
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The European Parliament Office in Ireland and the European Commission Representation are delighted to invite you to a special online event on ‘Teaching about the EU: European Studies in Ireland’, on 30 November 2021 from 11:00am-12:15pm.   Join Minister Thomas Byrne, Sean Kelly MEP and a stellar panel of experts and practitioners to debate the need for a stronger focus on teaching about the EU and languages from primary to third level education in Ireland.  Registration required.
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EP Plenary Session Newsletters

The European Parliament will be returning to a semi-remote plenary session next week allowing for interventions from the capitals.Among other things, MEP's will be discussing CAP, the situation in Belarus and the Istanbul convention. 
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European Parliament Calendar

Parliament's calendar is colour coded to indicate activities of a particular week - plenary sittings in Strasbourg, plenary sittings in Brussels; meetings of committees and interparliamentary delegations; political group meetings and weeks where MEPs concentrate exclusively on constituency work. View Parliament's calendars here.


Citizens' App

Keep up to date with what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do by downloading the Citizens App.  Find out about local and national initiatives on 20 different themes.  Access multmedia content such as videos, podcasts, slideshows and more.  Available via AppleAppsStore and Google Playstore.



What Europe does for me

What Europe does for me is a website launched by the European Parliament in the run-up to the European elections 2019.   This multi-lingual interactive website gives lots of examples of the positive impact that the EU makes to citizens' everyday lives.  Find out what Europe has done in your town, city or region or get more detailed background papers on EU policy.



Newshub is an online tool relaying live all items published by MEPs, political groups, the President and the institution on their communication channels: websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc.


European Parliament Think Tank

The Think Tank will systematically search Parliament studies, library briefings, impact assessment and European added value papers, STOA and economic dialogue documentation, surveys on public opinion and EU fact sheets and provide you with solid background information in a policy field.



The European Parliament's Multimedia Centre is a single platform for parliament's audiovisual material.  You can watch, download, or share audiovisual media of parliamentary activities  - news footage, videos, images, audio sound bites and live streaming of parliamentary sessions and committee meetings.