Training Courses

Explaining Europe in jargon-free language is one of the things we do best here at European Movement Ireland…

Below is a snapshot of some of our current programmes.  All of these training and development courses, speaking engagements and briefings can be tailored and delivered as requested.  Please do get in touch, we’d be happy to provide you with more information.

New offering!  EU Master classes for NGOs

EM Ireland now provides specialist courses for Irish NGOs who wish to learn more about the European Union, in the important area of policy development.  Our first master class was held in April 2015.

Understanding the EU Policy Landscape

  • Understand how the EU Institutions work
  • Learn about the critical stages of EU policy development
  • The ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of effective policy influencing
  • Be able to develop and EU dimension to their organisation’s policy work

Cost: €150 per person, with discounts for organisations booking more than two places, with extra reductions for EM Ireland Members.

Please fill out the form below to register your interest.

EU Master classes

Corporate Briefings

Need to know how the EU affects your business?  Then, look no further.  Here at European Movement Ireland we offer a one-stop shop EU briefing service to SMEs, organisations and large businesses. We would be delighted to provide your staff with an overview of the EU and its workings.  Briefings are tailored to suit the level of knowledge and areas of interest of both the participants and the sector specific needs of your company or organisation.  We can come to you; these briefings can take place in the office or workplace at a date and time that suits you and your team.  In addition they can be developed and tailored to meet the needs of a wide and varied audience as appropriate.

EU in 20 Minutes

We have distilled the EU down into a 20 minute talk, during which we explain what it is, who is involved and how it works.  We travel all around the country visiting schools and colleges, businesses and MNCs, sports clubs and youth groups, to explain Europe and answer your questions. Whether your group is comprised of 5 or 500, if you would like us to come along and explain what the European Union is and what it does for you; we would be delighted to do just that.

EU Communications

European Movement Ireland has developed a model for communications training on EU issues. The EU Communications Training programme is a one-day training course which aims to equip attendees with the skills and techniques to publicly discuss European issues, either to a live audience or to the media.

This programme has proved very popular with people who find themselves in a role which involves public speaking on EU matters. Whether looking to brush up on EU knowledge, or start from scratch, we will ensure that participants feel comfortable and confident talking about the EU by the end of this course.

EU Careers

As part of our Grad Jobs in Europe Campaign, and in collaboration with our partners on the EU Jobs Ireland Careers Committee, EM Ireland offers an EU Career Talk that can be aimed at second or third level students of all disciplines.

Taking students through the job and internship opportunities on offer in the EU Institutions and beyond, we provide a clear outline of the options available to students and graduates and the means of applying.  CV tips and general job application guidance is also covered.  To request a talk for your students, class, faculty, club or society, please get in touch!

Speaking Engagements

Hosting a conference?  Need a speaker, moderator, or panel participant with European-related knowledge?  Look no further.  From our staff and supporters, EM Ireland has a strong network and database of experts to draw on and we would be delighted to work with you on your event.  Contact for more information

To inquire about any of the Training Courses and Speaking Engagements provided by EM Ireland, or to arrange a course for you and your friends or colleagues, please contact the office at