Communicating Europe: Cork's Place in Europe - Next Generation EU
Cork's Place in Europe - Next Generation EU
Cork Chamber's Communicating Europe Initiative supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs is aimed at deepening public awareness of the role the EU plays in our daily lives and at improving the quality and accessibility of public information on European issues, particularly at regional or national level.
Many of the challenges and opportunities that we face today are global and we cannot address these on our own. Our programme 'Cork's Place in Europe - Next Generation EU'' has two phases - a survey launched on 31 August and a public event on 19 October offering an opportunity to share your feedback on decisions and policies shaped at European level.
Specifically, Ireland is set to receive almost €1 billion in grants from the European Union to support Ireland's recovery and resilience plan, of which 42% will go to climate objectives and 32% to digital objectives. The plan forms part of an unprecedented coordinated EU response to the COVID-19 crisis. It should support city regions such as Cork to address challenges by embracing the green and digital transitions, to strengthen economic and social resilience and the cohesion of the Single Market.
Participate in an upcoming event on 19 October which will shine light on role the EU plays in your life/business as well as Cork's role as a thriving European city driven by an international outlook.
Speakers include: Moderator - Noelle O’ Connell, CEO of European Movement Ireland Billy Kelleher, Member of European Parliament (MEP) for Ireland South
Kieran McCarthy, Independent Cork City Cllr, Member of EU Committee of the Regions
Emmy Coffey Nguyen, Ireland’s Alternate Citizen Representative to Conference on the Future of the European Union