The National Forum on Europe promotes national debate on the European Union, on its future and on Ireland's role within it.
Here you can find information on European Research and Development (R&D) including developments in European science and technology and on EU funding.
The European Commission defends the interests of the Community and is the only institution that can propose legislation.
European Court of Justice
The European Court of Justice, the highest court of the EU, has the power to settle legal disputes between EU member states, EU institutions, businesses and individuals.
European Commission Representation Office Dublin
The European Commission Representation Office in Dublin provides information on EU Affairs and is a source of free access to EU related information.
SOLVIT is a free on-line problem solving network in which EU Member States work together to solve problems caused by the misapplication of Internal Market law by public authorities without legal proceedings.
European Parliament office Dublin
The European Parliament office in Dublin provides information on the European Parliament's role and powers, on the Irish MEPs and their activities, and on issues currently being considered by the Parliament.
Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU
The Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU is where Irish civil servants prepare the work Irish ministers do on different policy issues with other EU ministers.
The European Parliament is the only directly elected body of the European Union. It represents the interests of EU citizens.
Council of the European Union
The Council of the European Union is made up of the Member States whose government ministers meet regularly in different policy group depending on the issue.
European Court of Auditors
The European Court of Auditors monitors and makes sure that public EU funds are used efficiently, legally and for the intended purposes so that European taxpayers get the maximum value for their money.
Internal Market Scoreboard
The Internal Market Scoreboard examines how quickly and how well each of the EU Member States writes Single Market directives into national law. It also highlights the number of infringements proceedings that are underway against Member States.
Enterprise Ireland is the government agency responsible for developing and promoting Ireland's indigenous business sector. Enterprise Ireland works to accelerate the development of world-class Irish companies to achieve strong positions in global markets resulting in increased national and regional prosperity.
Seventh Framework Programme Euopean Commission calls for tender
This site provides information on FP7 including how to participate in FP7 projects, registering an organisation, preparing and submitting a proposal, the type of projects and possible project partners. It provides access to open and closed calls for tender.
SMEs and public procurement
This site provides SMEs with information on EU-wide public procurement. It includes information on issues such as access to finance and the Small Business Act. It also has links to the SME Envoy, which acts as the ambassador for SMEs' interests and is the contact point for SMEs and SME stakeholders at the European Commission.
Your Europe - Business
This site provides information on doing business in Europe. It covers a range of issues from starting and managing a business to doing business responsibly including meeting environmental obligations. It also has a section on making the most of the EU market including EU-wide public procurement and looks at what to expect in terms of access to finance and business support.
Points of Single Contact
This site allows easy access to the points of single contact in each Member State. "Points of single contact" have been set up in every Member State across the EU as a result of the Services Directive adopted in 2006. They were established to facilitate service providers in gaining relevant information and in completing administrative formalities electronically when they want to do business across the EU.