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European Policy and Co-ordination

EPCU provides a central policy and co-ordination role in relation to the European Union (EU).

European Priorities for Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Executive agreed its European Priorities 2014-15 on 6 November 2014.  They also agreed its European Priorities 2014-15 Mid-Year Progress Report on 20 November.
You can access the documents from the European Priorities page at the link below.

About the European Policy and Co-ordination Unit (EPCU)

EPCU helps Northern Ireland fulfil its EU responsibilities and develop a positive approach to participation in the European Union. This involves:
  • Leading on the development of the Executive Committee’s strategic approach to Europe.
  • Maintaining effective liaison arrangements with Cabinet Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Scottish and Welsh devolved administrations, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of the Taoiseach and across NICS departments on European matters.
  • Monitoring the transposition of European directives.
The European Policy and Co-ordination Unit (EPCU) along with the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels (ONIEB) constitutes the European Division of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

Contact the EPCU

The EPCU can be contacted by post, by phone or by email.
European Policy and Co-ordination Unit (EPCU)
Room E5.12
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast BT4 3SR
By phone 028 9052 3125

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