European Year of Citizens Regional Dialogue

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 8 Apr 2013
Time: 12:00 am
Europe Direct Centre: Ballinasloe Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

To mark the European Year of Citizens 2013 and the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU, Galway County Council together with Europe Direct Ballinasloe and in association with the European Movement in Ireland are hosting a regional dialogue in Galway County Council HQ ,Áras an Chontae on Monday,8th April 2013.

This regional dialogue,to be opened by the Mayor of the County of Galway,Cllr. Thomas Welby,will present an opportunity for audience members to engage in an open dialogue with Minister of State for European Affairs,Lucinda Creighton TD and a number of other expert speakers.

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Irish accession to the EU.This anniversary coincides with Irelands 7th rotation  as President of the Council of the EU and with the designation of 2013 as the European Year of Citizens.

This dialogue invites citizens from Galway city and county to engage in open and frank discussions with high level political and economic figures,as well as local business leaders and EU representatives.

This associated Presidency event will feature short  presentations from the panel of speakers.The floor will then be open to members of the audience to ask questions,raise topics of discussion and voice their issues.