European policy and co-ordination unit

European Policy and Coordination Unit provides a central policy and co-ordination role in relation to the European Union (EU). 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 2014.

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 us

The EPCU can be contacted by post, by phone or by email, details can be found via the the link below:

European Policy and Co-ordination Unit (EPCU)

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