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The European Parliament Information Office in Ireland together with the European Commission Representation in Ireland and the Institute of International and European Affairs will hold a Conference on the outcome of the European elections on Wednesday 28th May from 10:00am-1:00pm in the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Registration required.
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A debate between candidates for the Presidency of the European Commission, organized by EUROVISION, will take place on May 15 at 21:00 hours (Brussels time) in the Chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels. The debate will take place in front of a live audience over 90 minutes and the show will be presented by Monica Maggioni of RAI News 24 and Irishman Conor McNally, News2day, RTE.
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Together with local organisations and representative organisations, the European Parliament is holding a series of information workshops throughout Ireland on the upcoming European elections. The workshops feature presentations on the elections and will include contributions from local actors and NGOs
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Thousands of young Europeans have now applied to take part in the European Youth Event (EYE2014) in Strasbourg in May when the European Parliament in Strasbourg will open its doors to thousands of young people aged between 16 and 30 from all over the EU. Participants will have the chance to meet with other young Europeans, inspired thinkers, political decision-makers and key figures from business, research, culture and society to exchange ideas and perspectives on issues that are critical for our common future.
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The European Parliament Information Office in Ireland and the European Commission Representation in Ireland in co-operation with several embassies of EU Member States are celebrating Europe Day on Friday 9th May with “A Taste of Europe” at EU House Dublin from 12.00 noon. This year to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2004 enlargement, music and dance will be provided by artists from most of the EU10 countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia).
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To mark the tenth anniversary of the accession to the European Union of 10 Member States, a conference will be held at the Dublin Castle Conference Centre on Tuesday 6th May 2014. Entitled "Marking 10 Years of the EU’s largest accession: Reflections on the Future Political, Economic and Security Challenges of the European Union", the primary objective of the conference is to create a forum bringing together policy makers, government officials, academics and experts to reflect on the past, enhance the dialogue on the present status of the EU and debate its future direction.
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The European Parliament Office in Ireland in conjunction with Network Ireland will hold an information workshop for current and future entrepreneurs on Tuesday 29 April at 5.30 pm in its offices at 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin. John Perry TD, Minister for Small Business will open the event which will include advice from Enterprise Ireland and case studies of two successful Irish SMEs: Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates and Trilogy Technologies. Booking is advisable. Admission free.
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This event takes place on Wednesday 16 April 2014 from 11:00 am to 1.00 pm in NUI Maynooth. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, share your thoughts and participate in the discussion before the European Parliament elections take place on 23rd May 2014. The Europe Direct stand will provide advice and information on how to register to vote, eligibility etc. All welcome.
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The European Parliament in co-operation with Irish Rural Link is hosting a seminar on rural isolation from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal on Friday, 11 April. The aim of this seminar - with special guest speaker Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, the former RTE sports commentator - is to focus on issues that affect people arising from rural isolation and to seek proposals for new or improved solutions as to how the problem of rural isolation can be alleviated.
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This event takes place on Thursday 27 March at 11:15am in WIT (FO2, Main campus, Business School Building) and will be chaired by Mary Mosse, Lecturer in Economics, WIT. There will also be an expert panel with Francis Jacobs, Head of the European Parliament Office in Ireland and Dr. John O'Brennan, Director, European Studies at NUI Maynooth and a Question and Answer session session with the audience.
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On Wednesday 26 March, the European Parliament will host the launch by the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) of their pre-Election promotion campaign – the Women Rising Manifesto. The European Parliament and the NWCI believe more equal representation leads to better decision-making and are promoting actions to ensure gender equality and that women’s voices are being heard. The launch takes place at 9.30 am in the Parliament offices, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. For further information: call (01)8787248 or email louiseg@nwci.ie
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