Europe Direct

Europe Direct Waterford LogoThe Europe Direct Information Centre based in Central Library, Waterford City, is one of a network of local contact points that serve as the direct link between you and the EU Institutions. The Europe Direct Information Centre is a service which helps you find answers to your questions about the European Union.

The centre offers information on all sorts of subjects related to the EU including your rights and opportunities as an EU citizen and how to take advantage of them. It can provide direct responses to general inquiries and, if you have more detailed questions, signpost you to the best source of information and advice at EU, national, regional and local levels.

The Europe Direct initiative was launched in Ireland in 2005. The European Commission wanted to create a network of accessible, local information centres in all member states. The mission of the network is to distribute information and advice about the European Union’s policies, actively promote local and regional debate about the European Union, allow the European institutions to disseminate local and regional information and give the public the opportunity to send feedback to the European Union institutions.

Citizen’s Dialogue on The Future of Europe: Ireland and the EU – Moving beyond Brexit

The Europe Direct, Waterford Information Centre in partnership with The European Commission Representation in Ireland, European Movement Ireland and Waterford Institute of Technology is delighted to bring this Citizen’s Dialogue to Waterford City on Friday 23 November at 11:15am in the WIT Main Auditorium.

This public meeting is your chance to hear from key players and experts what Brexit will mean for Ireland and where Europe is headed. More importantly, the format will allow you to share your ideas, concerns and expectations on these topics, facilitating real engagement and debate. With European Parliament elections in May 2019, it is more important now than ever to have your voice heard.

Expert Panel:

  • Gerry Kiely, Head of EU Commission Representation in Ireland
  • Deirdre Clune, MEP
  • Dr. Mary C. Murphy, Lecturer in Politics, UCC
  • Gerard Arthurs, Lecturer in International Relations & Politics, WIT
  • Rory Harte, European Movement

11:15am – Friday 23 November – WIT Main Auditorium

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For more information contact: Sinead O’Higgins, Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre, Central Library, Lady Lane. email:

Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre,

Central Library,

Lady Lane,

Waterford City.

0761 102975

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