Title: Ireland and the EU – Engaging with the European Union

CPD: 3.5 CPD hours

Method of Delivery: Online

Seminar Overview

The aim of this seminar is to provide a clear and comprehensive understanding for delegates on the composition and dimensions of the European Union, including the various institutions that make up the EU framework. It will also discuss what is involved in the decision making and legislative process and also what work is carried out by the European Commission in Brussels, it being the Executive of the European Union.

The seminar will  focus specifically on Ireland’s relationship with the EU in terms of implementing EU directives, regulations and decisions and identify Ireland’s representation in the form of MEPs who represent Ireland’s interests.

It will also outline the importance of maintaining contact with the EU by means of EU Information offices and liaising with relevant EU officials to keep abreast of updates and information that may influence or affect Ireland’s relationship with the European Union.

Learning Outcomes


Delegates will gain a clear understanding of the following upon attendance

  • The Creation of the EU
  • Who are the member States of the EU
  • What are the dimensions of the EU? (Schengen and Euro Areas)
  • The compositions of the EU – Institutions of the EU
  • EU and Legislative Decision Making
  • European Commission at Work
  • Ireland and the EU
  • The Importance of Maintaining Contact with the EU

Who Should Attend?


Public and civil service professionals seconded to temporary posts around Europe will benefit from this seminar in terms of gaining a full and comprehensive overview of the makeup and workings of the EU, both from a policy making and legislative perspective but also from a relationship and international perspective. 

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