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 development

This year is the 15th EWRC and it will commence with an opening Session on 9 October at the European Parliament in presence of senior EU representatives. Throughout the Week there will be over 130 workshops, debates, project visits and networking events bringing together regions and cities from across the EU to discuss the three themes:

  • Building resilient regions and cities – #LocalResilience;
  • Regions and cities as change agents – #TakeAction; and
  • Sharing knowledge to deliver results – #SharingKnowledge

This year the Northern Ireland Executive Office will host a workshop on the second theme titled ‘Towards more effective EU Regional Policy’ along with regions from Croatia, France, Italy, Poland, and Serbia on 11 October at 14:30.

Don’t miss out – click here to view the wide selection of events available and to register!

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

SportNI to host seminar on ‘Get WET’ in Brussels

Sport NI in partnership with 6 organisations from different EU member states will be hosting a seminar on their Erasmus Plus funded project ‘Get WET’ in Brussels on the 29th of March 2017. Read More

Ulster Artisans visit Brussels and showcase their produce

The Ulster Artisans in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels, Food NI and Invest NI visited Brussels on Tuesday the 21st of February to take meetings and showcase products from 20 producers. Read More

Education Authority Visit Brussels

Head of Office Andrew Elliott with the Education Authority Group

The ONIEB had pleasure in assisting the Education Authority for Northern Ireland in organising a visit for managers and senior officers from a range of regional statutory and voluntary youth organisations to Brussels from the 5th to the 8th of February.
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