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Ailbhe Murphy
A banner for Inform EU, with a teal background. The European Commission logo and Czechian flag are above the words "Inform EU" which is in white text. To the left of these is a line drawing of someone holding a microphone, with a white silhouette of another person holding a microphone and gesturing with their other hand. In a section below this on a white background are the words "Plenary Meeting, 14-16 November 2023, Ostravia, Czechia".
The fifth plenary meeting of the Inform EU Network of Communication Officers took place in Ostrava, Czechia from 14th until 16 November. The meeting focused on data, transparency, and communication. INFORM EU is an EU-wide network of communication officers responsible for communicating EU and Member State investments under shared management covering several EU funds. Throughout the course… Continue Reading Inform EU Network of Communication Officers
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European Employment and Social Right Forum 2023: The impact on artificial intelligence at work. The 2023 European Employment and Social Rights Forum is taking place on the 16th -17th November. The theme of this years’ Forum is the impact of artificial intelligence at work. The forum will explore how fairness, inclusivity and transparency will be… Continue Reading European Employment and Social Right Forum 2023
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Sport Ireland Logo
Sport Ireland announced the launch of the new ESF+ programme, titled ‘Sport 4 Empowerment’, which aims to promote social inclusion and empower individuals through sport and physical activity. This exciting new initiative is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union and is made possible by the €11million grant awarded to Sport Ireland… Continue Reading ‘Sport 4 Empowerment’ Programme Launched
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EU and Ireland Flags together. EU Flag consists of twelve golden stars forming a circle on a blue field. Ireland Flag consists of green white and orange.
The Public Consultation for the ex-post evaluation of the 2014-2020 European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative is open until 9 January 2024. This public consultation is an integral part of the evaluation of ESF funded operations. It seeks feedback from all stakeholders of the ESF in EU countries, as well as from the wider… Continue Reading Public Consultation on the 2014-2020 ESF and YEI
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A gold, blue and green logo that reads "Ireland Euro 50"
Europe Day 2023: Celebrating 50 years of the EU with Independent.ie Europe Day takes place each year on the 9th May.  It was on this date in 1950 that the Schuman Declaration was signed to secure long-term peace for Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War. This signing marked the beginning of what… Continue Reading Europe Day 2023: Celebrating 50 years of the EU
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in a group of five people standing in front of the Irish and EU flags we can clearly make out Ms Sukova and Mr de Castro. There are banners and vaious other small displays pinned to a board behind them.
The Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), Ms Andriana Sukova, visited Ireland on 21 and 22 March. As part of her visit, Ms Sukova was welcomed by Priory Youthreach for a tour of their centre. Ms Sukova was accompanied by colleagues from DG EMPL and… Continue Reading Priory Youthreach Visited by Deputy Director General Sukova
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Secretary General Jim Breslin, Minister Simon Harris, and Commissioner Andriana Sukova stand beside a banner with the title European Social Fund Plus, which features images of beneficiaries of ESF+ funding.
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today announced a €1 billion co-funded investment in employment, skills, social inclusion and poverty in Ireland.  The funding is a joint investment by the Irish Government and the European Union under the European Social Fund Plus with €573 million coming from… Continue Reading Launch of Employment, Inclusion, Skills and Training Programme 21-27
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