Institute of International and European Affairs

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5.3 Fte (13)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Institute of International and European Affairs   (IIEA)

    EU Transparency Register

    721756447378-14 First registered on 12 Aug 2022

    Goals / Remit

    The Institute of International and European Affairs is Ireland’s leading international affairs think tank. We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. Our aim is to provide a forum for all those interested in EU and International affairs to engage in debate and discussion, and to evaluate and share policy options.
    The IIEA acts as a forum for dialogue, a catalyst for new ideas and a source of new policy options. The IIEA’s work consists of a unique programme of events, publications and digital media, aimed at improving the calibre of public debate while providing strategic insights to policymakers and business across a range of industries.

    Its membership consists of a broad mix of individual private citizens; corporate members including Irish and multinational corporations from a wide range of sectors; universities; dozens of Embassies; and Irish Government departments. We consider it essential to our independence to ensure a wide diversity of (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    The IIEA runs events and publishes research on a wide variety of EU policy areas, typically running 10-12 work programmes, typically amounting to about 120+ events and circa 30 publications per year. As an example, in 2022-2023, we focused on the following: EU affairs and member state elections; security and defence; EU foreign policy and the multilateral order; post-pandemic health policy; developments in the Franco-German relationship; climate and sustainability; Brexit and UK relations; development policy; digital policy and digital sovereignty; and energy policy.

    Key legislative developments at EU level can and do form the basis for public events or research publications. These change regularly depending on events at EU level.

    The IIEA provides a forum for discussion, and its membership is diverse, with public sector and private sector represented at all events. Furthermore, these events are interactive, and the Institute permits any member from the public or private sector to put questions to speakers. In addition, the IIEA from time to time organises private roundtables for private sector or public sector members (or both), with speakers from European or international organisations. These too are designed to be discussion fora, and again members in attendance may use these events to express views or ask on-topic questions which may relate to their particular sector or organisation.


    Head Office
    8 North Great George's Street Dublin 1
    EU Office
    8 North Great George's Street Dublin 1


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The IIEA has 10 research team members who are involved fulltime in creating and implementing events and research programmes related to EU and international policy issues described above. The Institue also has a communications officer involved in promoting events and research.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking


    Trans-European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) - network of European thinktanks

    Member organisations

    The IIEA's most recent annual report, 2021, includes an exhaustive list of member organisations and individuals.

    The report can be downloaded from here:

    The relevant pages are 52-57

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Public financing, Other, Member's contribution, Grants

    Funding types "other" information

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Irish Department of Foreign Affairs 250,000€
    Contribution European Commission 200,000€
    Grant CERV 200,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant CERV 200,000€

    Other financial info

    The CERV figure above is pre-financing received in 2023.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    In a typical year, the IIEA organises 100-150 events on issues of EU policy, and publishes 20-30 research publications on a wide variety of topics. For 2023, its programmes are organized along the following themes:

    1. EU Affairs: this is a bespoke series tailored specifically to the objectives of the programme, examining themes of citizen engagement, democracy & institutional developments, and promoting better understanding and analysis of the EU and Ireland’s role therein. It aims to bring EU issues to a general audience. It will examine political developments in key Member States; the policy priorities of the EU Presidencies; social issues of concern to citizens such as inequality and gender diversity; and the future of work.
    2. Disability Policy: The IIEA will initiate a disability policy programme in 2023. This will be composed of a three lecture series and a position paper. The programme will seek to map out the current disability policy landscape at the domestic, EU, and international levels and will tackle questions relating to political engagement, access to employment, and family policy.
    3. UK-EU relations: This programme explores continued British-Irish cooperation in the context of Ireland’s EU membership, and the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, with a particular focus on peace in Northern Ireland.
    4. France and Germany: Focusing on Germany’s role in the EU, and on bringing Irish citizens closer to the heart of Europe, this programme explains the French and German roles in the EU, as well as the dynamics of Franco-German relations, for an Irish audience.
    5. Justice and Home Affairs: Focusing on issues of direct concern to citizens and business, this programme will explore issues including: gender equality; hate speech and freedom of speech; migration and asylum; the digitalisation of law enforcement; border management in response to challenges presented by conflict and COVID-19; and Cybersecurity.
    6. Geopolitics: Exploring the rise of authoritarianism and illiberal democracies and focusing on attempts to strengthen the multilateral rules-based international order. The programme will explore the policy challenges in international relations with a particular focus on threats to democracy and the EU’s relations with key global and regional players, such as Russia, China, Mercosur, and more.
    7. Digital Policy: Focusing on the implementation of the European Commission’s strategy for a “Europe fit for the Digital Age”.
    8. Economics and Financial Governance: Addressing the evolving regulatory and economic governance landscape across the EU, Eurozone and internationally.
    9. Climate and Energy: In 2023, the group's focus is centred around: agriculture and land use, renewable energy generation, and the EU's Fitfor55 package.
    10. EU-Africa programme: This programme will explore current politics and society across the continent of Africa, as well as the interaction of EU policy with the continent. Focusing on matters of trade, energy policy, security & defence, and cultural exchange.
    11. Security and Defence: This programme will analyse a Europe’s changing security environment and Ireland’s place within it. This programme will explore what lessons Ireland can learn from other EU member states’ experiences as it implements reforms to its defence forces.

    In addition, the IIEA organises yearly sponsored events programmes with a wide range of stakeholders including: the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, Irish Aid, the Environmental Protection Agency, ESB, Enterprise Ireland, Janssen, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and more.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 23 Apr 2024 Location Brussels (online)
      Subject EU trade - challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing environment.
      DG Trade
      • Sabine Weyand (Director-General)
    • Date 02 Jun 2022 Location Dublin, Ireland
      Subject REPowerEU Plan; EU Energy Platform
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      • Kadri Simson (Commissioner)
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