Northern Ireland Office Hosts Successful European Week of Regions and Cities Event

In conjunction with the offical European Week of Regions and Cities – EU Open Days programme, ONIEB partnered with six other EU regions to host a workshop on moving ‘Towards a More Effective EU Regional Policy’ on Wednesday 11th October.

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Belfast City and Derry City and Strabane District Councils mark their joint bid for 2023 European Capital of Culture in Brussels

The logo for the bid in pink, purple, white and yellow with the words 'We Are 2023 European Capital of Culture Candidate'

Belfast City Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council held a reception in ONIEB on Tuesday 10th October, to mark their joint bid for to be named European Capital of Culture in 2023.

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Culture Night Entertains Brussels Audience

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The Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels joined thousands of people across Northern Ireland in celebrating Culture Night, a night of arts and entertainment which took place on 22nd of September.

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Register Now for Open Days 2017!

The European Week of Regions and Cities 2017 (EWRC) is an opportunity for networking and sharing best practice in the field of local and regional developmentRead More

We are recruiting – graduate vacancies!

The Brussels office is now looking for two recent graduates for a full time paid internship.

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Northern Ireland talent showcased at TradFest Belgium

On the 14th of June the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels (ONIEB) co-hosted a successful concert as part of TradFest Belgium 2017 in collaboration with the Irish Embassy to Belgium, with the support of the Arts Council NI.

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Head of the Civil Service attends Messines Centenary

The Centenary of the World War 1 Battle of Messines Ridge fought on 7 June 1917 was commemorated at a shared event at the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders on 7 June 2017. In attendance were the Duke of Cambridge, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Princess Astrid of Belgium.  The Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, Sir Malcolm McKibbin, laid a wreath during the ceremony, as did leaders of the four main churches in Ireland.

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Ulster Fry Breakfast on St Patrick’s Day

On 17th March, the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels hosted the fourth annual Ulster Fry Breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day.  This annual event provides an opportunity to promote Northern Ireland in Europe and showcase the region’s top produce.

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Northern Ireland Civil Servants visit Brussels

On 28th February and 1st March a group of eleven delegates from eight Departments visited Brussels as part of the CAL course ‘Introduction to the European Union’.

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Book of Condolence opened for former deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

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Following the death of the long-serving former deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Executive, Martin McGuinness, a Book of Condolence will be opened in the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels – Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180 at 1040 Brussels.  Read More