Considering the extent to which European regulation and policy making impacts Irish business, Ibec maintains a full time office in Brussels staffed by a team of dedicated European Public Affairs professionals.
Ibec Europe communicates and engages with the European Institutions and other actors in the European arena to represent, protect and promote the interests of over 7,000 member companies.
Through our extensive network of contacts, our influential relationships and our highly-regarded reputation among key stakeholders, we also act as a liaison between our members and Europe, helping Irish business leaders to navigate the complexities of the EU decision making process, understand the challenges and opportunities and identify how best to influence the outcome.
Ibec is the only Irish member of BusinessEurope, the leading business and employers' federation at EU level. Joining 40 representative federations from 34 different countries, we work closely with BusinessEurope to shape the EU’s policy agenda and regulatory landscape to enhance the business environment in Ireland and throughout Europe.
Our priorities are framed by Ibec’s European Affairs & Trade Policy Committee, which meets three times per year in Dublin. The committee is comprised of representatives of a number of our member companies and has primary responsibility for shaping Ibec’s policy positions and strategies across EU affairs, global trade and international issues. We actively encourage all Ibec member companies with a particular interest or stake in European Affairs to participate in our committee and to contribute to our activities.
For more information about our services and supports, if you have a specific question about how European issues impact your business in Ireland or to add your details to our news and events mailing lists, please contact any member of the team.
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