Considering the extent to which EU policy and regulations impact Irish business, Ibec maintains a full time office in Brussels staffed by a team of dedicated European Public Affairs professionals.
Established since 1972, the year before Ireland joined the then European Economic Community, Ibec Europe communicates and engages with the European Institutions and other actors in the European arena to represent, protect and promote the interests of our 7,500 member companies.
Through our extensive network of contacts, our influential relationships and our highly regarded reputation among key stakeholders, we connect our members with the European decision making process, helping Irish business leaders to build alliances, navigate the complexities and identify how best to influence the outcome.
Ibec Europe provides our members with strategic advice and important updates through regular events, newsletters and briefing papers. In addition, we support the European Affairs activities of Ibec's wider policy units, regional offices and sectoral associations in Ireland.
Ibec is the only Irish member of BusinessEurope, the leading business, industry and employers' representation at EU level. Joining 40 national 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 the EU.
Ibec’s European Affairs & Trade Policy Committee, frames our priorities. The committee, which meets three times per year in Dublin, includes 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 communications and events mailing lists, please contact any member of the team.
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Ibec maintains a presence on the EU Transparency Register.